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An endpoint defines an external destination for an outgoing message through WSO2 Enterprise Integrator. Typically, the endpoint is the address of a proxy service, which acts as the front end to the actual service. For example, the endpoint for the simple stock quote sample is http: //localhost :9000 /services/SimpleStockQuoteService.

For detailed information on each available endpoint type, see ESB Endpoints.

Configuring endpoints

In the XML configuration, the <endpoint> element defines an endpoint as follows:

<endpoint [name="string"] [key="string"]>
        address-endpoint | default-endpoint | wsdl-endpoint | load-balanced-endpoint | fail-over-endpoint

Using named endpoints

You can use the name attribute to create a named endpoint. You can reuse a named endpoint by referencing it in another endpoint using the key attribute. For example, if there is an endpoint named foo, you can reference the foo endpoint in any other endpoint where you want to use foo:

<endpoint key="foo"/>

This approach allows you to reuse existing endpoints in multiple places.

Working with endpoints

You can either use the Enterprise Integrator tooling plug-in to create a new endpoint and to import an existing endpoint, or you can manage endpoints via the Enterprise Integrator Management Console. For detailed information on how to work with endpoints, see the following topics:

Tracing and handling errors

Endpoints have a trace attribute, which turns on detailed trace information for messages being sent to the endpoint. These are available in the trace.log file, which is configured in the <PRODUCT_HOME>/repository/conf/ file. Setting the trace log level to TRACE logs detailed trace information including message payloads. For more information on endpoint states and handling errors, see Endpoint Error Handling.

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