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    SOA Tips-Use Correlation Values to Reference Shared State


    Share conversational state on the wire using self-defined correlations in the message. This ensures that subsequent processes in the collaboration tail can correlate the response to a specific request. The identifier(s) placed in the Message Property of the WSDL can serve as correlation identifier(s) that tie together message instances with a particular conversation.


    To learn more about this, read this post of mine entitled What is Correlation, message Property, Property Alias, and Correlation Set

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    Gopalan Suresh Raj is a Senior Analyst, Software Architect, and Developer with expertise in multi-tiered systems development, enterprise service architectures, and distributed computing. He is also an active author, including contributions to Professional JMS Programming, Wrox Press, 2001, Enterprise Java Computing-Applications and Architecture, Cambridge University Press, 1999, and The Awesome Power of JavaBeans, Manning Publications Co., 1998. He has submitted papers at international fora, and his work has been published in numerous technical journals. Visit him at his Web Cornucopia© site ( or mail him at