Eclipse Broken Arrow Bug in WSDL Editor

I almost spent a bunch of time on an non-issue.

Eclipse is my IDE. I’m currently building a new SOAP service. While messing around with the WSDL, in the WSDL editor graphical mode, I kept seeing a “broken arrow” rather than what I expect. It should look like this.

Screen Shot 2016-04-20 at 1.59.39 PM

When the arrows aren’t broken, I can click on one and drill down through the document. But when it shows up as broken, I can’t do that. I assumed I messed up something in the WSDL. I revalidated it. I reexamined all of my latest changes. Everything looked fine, then I found this post.

All I had to do was restart Eclipse and my broken arrow was no more. That’s a bug in Eclipse that goes all the way back to at least 2007. And I’m running the latest version of Eclipse – version: Mars.1 Release (4.5.1) Build id: 20150924-1200.

So if you run into the broken arrow syndrome with Eclipse’s WSDL editor, try restarting first.

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