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The local registry acts as a memory registry where you can store static content as a key-value pair, where the value could be a static entry such as a text string, XML code, or a URL. This is useful for the type of static content often found in XSLT files, WSDL files, URLs, etc. Local entries can be referenced from mediators in the ESB mediation flows and resolved at runtime.

When you want to work with local registry entries, you can use the ESB tooling plug-in to create a new local entry as well as to import an existing local entry, or you can add, edit, and delete local registry entries via the Management Console.

The <localEntry> element is used to declare registry entries that are local to the ESB instance as shown below:

<localEntry key="string" src="url">text | xml</localEntry>

These entries are top-level entries and are globally visible within the entire system. Values of these entries can be retrieved via the extension XPath function synapse:get-property(prop-name), and the keys of these entries could be specified wherever a registry key is expected within the configuration.

An entry can be static text specified as inline text or static XML specified as an inline XML fragment, or it can be specified as a URL (using the src attribute). A local entry shadows any entry with the same name from a remote Registry.

<localEntry key="version">0.1</localEntry>
<localEntry key="validate_schema">
   <xs:schema xmlns:xs="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" ...
   </xs:schema>
</localEntry>
<localEntry key="xslt-key-req" src="file:repository/samples/resources/transform/transform.xslt"/>

If you want to add local entries before deploying the server, you can add them to the top-level bootstrap file synapse.xml, or to separate XML files in the local-entries directory, which are located in under <ESB_HOME>\repository\deployment\server\synapse-configs\default. When the server is started, these configurations will be added to the registry.

Working with local entries via WSO2 ESB Tooling

You can create a new local entry or import an existing local entry from an XML file, such as a Synapse configuration file using WSO2 ESB tooling. 

You need to have WSO2 ESB tooling installed to work with local entries via ESB tooling. For instructions on installing WSO2 ESB tooling, see Installing WSO2 ESB Tooling.

Creating a new local entry

Follow these steps to create a new local entry. Alternatively, you can import an existing local entry.

  1. In Eclipse, click the Developer Studio menu and then click Open Dashboard. This opens the Developer Studio Dashboard.
  2. Click Local Entry on the Developer Studio Dashboard.
  3. Select Create a New Local Entry and click Next.
  4. Type a unique name for the local entry, specify one of the following types of local entries, and then fill in the advanced configuration as described below:
    • In-Line Text Entry: Type the text you want to store
    • In-Line XML Entry: Type the XML code you want to store
    • Source URL Entry: Type or browse to the URL you want to store
  5. Do one of the following:
    • To save the local entry in an existing ESB Config project in your workspace, click Browse and select that project.
    • To save the local entry in a new ESB Config project, click Create new Project and create the new project.
  6. Click Finish. The local entry is created in the local-entries folder under the ESB Config project you specified, and the local entry appears in the editor. Click its icon in the editor to view its properties.

Importing a local entry

Follow these steps to import an existing local entry from an XML file (such as a Synapse configuration file) into an ESB Config project. Alternatively, you can create a new local entry.

  1. In Eclipse, click the Developer Studio menu and then click Open Dashboard. This opens the Developer Studio Dashboard.
  2. Click Local Entry on the Developer Studio Dashboard.
  3. Select Import Local Entry and click Next.
  4. Specify the local entry file by typing its full path name or clicking Browse and navigating to the file.
  5. In the Save Local Entry In field, specify an existing ESB Config project in your workspace where you want to save the local entry, or click Create new Project to create a new ESB Config project and save the local entry there.  
  6. In the Advanced Configuration section, select the local entries you want to import.
  7. Click Finish. The local entries you selected are created in the local-entries folder under the ESB Config project you specified, and the first local entry appears in the editor.

Using a local entry

After you create a local entry, you can reference it from a mediator in your mediation workflow. For example, if you created a local entry with XSLT code, you can add an XSLT mediator to the workflow and then reference the local entry as follows:

  1. Click the XSLT mediator to view its properties, click the XSLT Static Schema Key property, and then click the browse [...] button on the far right of the property's value.
  2. Click the Workspace link, and then navigate to and select the local entry that contains the XSLT code.
  3. Click OK.
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