4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 8, 2012 4:24 AM by Poyan Gerami RSS


Poyan Gerami Novice



We are migrating from JBoss 5 to JBoss 6.1 and the webservice stack is changes to cxf we have following problem.

We have a webservice client when geting soapufault from backend we catch javax.xml.ws.soap.SOAPFaultException,

catch (final SOAPFaultException se) {



se does not contains mutch.


when i debug JBoss i see that se contains cause = org.apache.cxf.binding.soap.SoapFault: Kunduppgifter saknas

I need that object to get the role, code and message from that object.


Is it possible in some way ?

  • 1. Re: SoapFault
    Jim Ma Apprentice

    You need to create the soapFault with role, code and cause and throw it in a soapFaultExceptoin in the backend:

                    SOAPFactory factory = SOAPFactory.newInstance();
                    SOAPFault fault = factory.createFault("foo,
                                                          new QName("http://foo", "FooCode"));
                    //set code role, deatil 
                    throw new SOAPFaultException(fault);

    Is this what you need ?

  • 2. Re: SoapFault
    Poyan Gerami Novice

    The usecase is this:


    1) I call the a backend webservice.

    2) I see on the wire i get this fault:


    <faultstring>Kunduppgifter saknas</faultstring>



    3) In my client code I get SOAPFaultException


    Inside SOAPFaultException (cause) i have org.apache.cxf.binding.soap.SoapFault. I need that object for getting role, code and message. I see that thay contains:


    role  =   "KIS_Backend"

    code = "00001"

    faultstring = "Kunduppgifter saknas"



    So the main problem is that i I can not get all the fault information from backend. SOAPFaultException hase not the role and the code.

  • 3. Re: SoapFault
    Poyan Gerami Novice

    hear is some debug information. shold't cxf mapp the fault to the SOAPFault ? evrything seams to be null hear.


    SOAPFault soapFault = se.getFault();


    soapFault = {com.sun.xml.internal.messaging.saaj.soap.ver1_1.Fault1_1Impl@686}"[SOAP-ENV:Fault: null]"

    faultStringElement = {com.sun.xml.internal.messaging.saaj.soap.ver1_1.FaultElement1_1Impl@697}"[faultstring: null]"

    faultActorElement = {com.sun.xml.internal.messaging.saaj.soap.ver1_1.FaultElement1_1Impl@698}"[faultactor: null]"

    faultCodeElement = {com.sun.xml.internal.messaging.saaj.soap.ver1_1.FaultElement1_1Impl@699}"[faultcode: null]"

    detail = null

    encodingStyleAttribute = {com.sun.xml.internal.messaging.saaj.soap.impl.ElementImpl$AttributeManager@700}

    elementQName = {javax.xml.namespace.QName@701}"{http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/}Fault"

    namespaceURI = {java.lang.String@702}"http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/"

    localName = {java.lang.String@703}"Fault"

    type = null

    name = {java.lang.String@704}"SOAP-ENV:Fault"

    attributes = {com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.dom.AttributeMap@705}

    ownerDocument = {com.sun.xml.internal.messaging.saaj.soap.SOAPDocumentImpl@707}"[#document: null]"

    firstChild = {com.sun.xml.internal.messaging.saaj.soap.ver1_1.FaultElement1_1Impl@699}"[faultcode: null]"

    fNodeListCache = null

    fBufferStr = null

    previousSibling = null

    nextSibling = null

    ownerNode = {com.sun.xml.internal.messaging.saaj.soap.SOAPDocumentImpl@707}"[#document: null]"

  • 4. Re: SoapFault
    Poyan Gerami Novice

    The problem was on my part. soapFault actually contains the value of role, code and message. I misinterpreted what debugger meand by null (I think the null is only the qualified name) , the content was not null.