Configuration services

You can use configuration services to retrieve configuration data and context data, such as the master catalog ID or the available shipping modes.

Configuration services return an XML document that contains a list of values. The top element must be named values and the child elements are a list of named values. The following code snippet provides an example of the response from a service that returns the master catalog ID:
The Management Center uses the following types of configuration services:
Returns a list of the values that will be assigned as values to matching context value instances.
Returns a list of the possible values for a wcfPropertyDefinition from the WebSphere Commerce Server. An instance of wcfPropertyCombobox that matches the defined property displays the possible values in the drop-down list.