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Contenthas two different views:

Custom View: Where a tree structure displays how the resources are organized in the WADL file. See the figure below.

Standard View: You can use this to view the full WADL file, edit it or download. See the figure below.


Inthissectionyoufind the metadata of the WADL file as described below.

Created : Created time and author
Last updated: Last updated time and author
Media Type: Mediatype which is used to identify as a WADL which is always application/wadl+xml for WADLs.
Checkpoints: Used to create a new version of WADL.
Versions: Used to view the existing versions of the WADL.
Description: Description of the WADL.

For more general details on metadata, click Managing Metadata.


You can use this to keep WADL related properties. 

For more general details on properties, click Managing Properties.

Associations and Dependencies

Associations and Dependencies list down the relationships of WADL with other artifacts in G-Reg.

When uploading/importing a WADL to G-Reg, it automatically downloads the schema files used in WADL and adds them to G-Reg and sets them as dependencies of the WADL file.AlsoG-Reg creates a service for the WADL where the WADL is used by that service. See how the Associations and Dependencies are automatically generated in the following figure.

Here listing3.xsd is a dependency of Sample3.wadl and it is used by the sample3 service as its dependency.

For more general details of associations and dependencies, click Managing Dependencies and Associations.


WADL can associate a lifecycle using the lifecycle portal. You can associate any lifecycle which is currently in the G-Reg using this portal.

For more details on adding a lifecycle to G-Reg, click Lifecycles. For more details on associating lifecycles, click Managing Lifecycle.


Community features

A WADL can have Comments and Ratings where users can comment on a WADL or rate a WADL. You can add comments and rate using the Comments and Ratings portals.

In Ratings it shows My Rating which is the current user rating for the WADL and Rating which is the average rating for the WADL. For more details on comments and ratings, click Comments and Ratings.


Retentionis used to restrict users from reading and/or writing to a certain WADL. You can add a retention as shown in the figure below.

For more details on retention, click Managing Retention.


Subscriptions are used to subscribe to different WADL events for notification. The following figure shows how to subscribe to different events:

There are several events you can subscribe a WADL for.
-- Check LC Item
-- Uncheck LC Item
-- Delete
-- Create LC
-- Delete LC
-- Change LC state
-- Update

Alsothereareseveral notification types G-Reg supports.
-- E-Mail
-- User Profile
-- Role Profile
-- Management Console
-- JMX

For more details on subscriptions, click Managing Subscriptions.

Tags and Tag Search

You can link WADLs with different tags and subsequently search for WADLs according to their tags. The following figure shows how to add a tag and how to use the tag search portal to search for WADLs.

For more details on tags and tag search, click Searching by Tags.


Permissionsare used to set the authority of different roles to read/write or delete WADLs. You set the permissions to different roles using the permission section as shown in the figure.

For more details on adding users and roles, click here Roles. For more details on managing permissions, click Managing Role Permissions.


Instructions on how to add a WSDL to the Governance Registry.