"Generate WSDL" generates a WSDL that does not contain the definition of the compound types address and location if API version is 30.0 or above


Last updated 2015-09-03 ·Reference W-2174304 ·Reported By 6 users

Fixed - Spring '15

In Spring '14, new field types were introduced : Address and Location (https://developer.salesforce.com/releases/release/Spring14/Address+and+Geolocation+Compound+Fields+in+the+SOAP+and+REST+APIs).

These field types are available in the Enterprise and Partner WSDL, but when clicking Generate WSDL on a class that exposes an sObject as a webservice property, the definition of these field types is not included, which causes the error reported in SOAPUI or other WSDL validation tools.

Errors observed:

Error: type 'address@http://soap.sforce.com/schemas/class/MyCustomWebService' not found.
Error: type 'location@http://soap.sforce.com/schemas/class/MyCustomWebService' not found.

Analyzing the XML of the generated WSDL of API version 30.0 or above, you can observe the introduction of many fields of type 'tns:address' and 'tns:location'. Example:

<xsd:element name="BillingAddress" minOccurs="0" type="tns:address" nillable="true"/>
<xsd:element name="PersonMailingAddress" minOccurs="0" type="tns:address" nillable="true"/>

Note: A WSDL generated from a webservice class below API version 30.0 does not experience this issue and can correctly be consumed.

1. Create the following Apex class:

global class MyCustomWebService {
global class UserWrapper {
webService User u;

webservice static UserWrapper myMethod() {
return new UserWrapper();

2. Once saved, click 'Generate WSDL'
3. Try consume the generated WSDL using a tool such as SOAPUI
4. Observe one or both of the following errors:

Error: type 'address@http://soap.sforce.com/schemas/class/MyCustomWebService' not found.
Error: type 'location@http://soap.sforce.com/schemas/class/MyCustomWebService' not found.

Add the following within the <xsd:schema elementFormDefault="qualified" targetNamespace="http://soap.sforce.com/schemas/class/<classname>"> element:

<!-- Compound datatype: Address -->
<xsd:complexType name="address">
<xsd:extension base="tns:location">
<xsd:element name="city" type="xsd:string" nillable="true"/>
<xsd:element name="country" type="xsd:string" nillable="true"/>
<xsd:element name="countryCode" type="xsd:string" nillable="true"/>
<xsd:element name="postalCode" type="xsd:string" nillable="true"/>
<xsd:element name="state" type="xsd:string" nillable="true"/>
<xsd:element name="stateCode" type="xsd:string" nillable="true"/>
<xsd:element name="street" type="xsd:string" nillable="true"/>

<!-- Compound datatype: Location -->
<xsd:complexType name="location">
<xsd:element name="latitude" type="xsd:double" nillable="true"/>
<xsd:element name="longitude" type="xsd:double" nillable="true"/>

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