Summer 14 Regression- Apex2WSDL is failing validation with Error- Could not find type 'ID@<classname>
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Summer 14 Regression- Apex2WSDL is failing validation with Error- Could not find type 'ID@<classname>

Apex , Summer 14

Last updated 2022-02-10 ·Reference W-2303966 ·Reported By 10 users

Fixed - Summer '14

In summer 14 , the Apex to WSDL generated from WebServices class that use a custom class for e.g., as an input parameters in one of the methods and if that custom class has the Webservices type parameters are failing to validate.
-The generated WSDL has custom types are defined in the WSDL header .
-The WSDLs created for such a class do not properly validate in applications such as SoapUI /Visual Studio and failing with Error- Could not find type 'ID@<classname>
'. Do you mean to refer to the attribute named id@ (in xml.xsd)?

steps to replicate
Create the following two classes in summer 14
Please find the code snippets below-

Webservice using a custom class:

global with sharing class DummyWebService
WebService static String helloWorld(WebServiceCustomType item)
return 'Hello World';

Custom class with WebService type parameter:

global with sharing class WebServiceCustomType
WebService Id CustomField;
global WebServiceCustomType()


Download apex wsdl from setup->develop->API->apex wsdl
Download DummyWebService class wsdl by clicking the “Generate WSDl” in the DummyWebService class and save as eg -DummyWebService_summer14.wsd
Create new project based on enterprise WSDL (either summer or spring instance is fine) in Visualstudio/IDE/SOAPUI
Add a new WSDL to the project with the DummyWebService_summer14.wsdl and you will get error
Could not find type 'ID@'. Do you mean to refer to the attribute named id@ (in xml.xsd)?

Difference in WSDL:
short type="tns:ID" in spring and type="WebServiceCustomType:ID" in summer is the main difference

Spring 14 working WSDL -DummyWebService_spirng14

<definitions xmlns:xsd="" xmlns="" xmlns:soap="" xmlns:tns="" targetNamespace="">
<types xmlns:WebServiceCustomType="">
<xsd:schema elementFormDefault="qualified" targetNamespace="">
<xsd:complexType name="WebServiceCustomType">
<xsd:element name="CustomField" minOccurs="0" type="tns:ID" nillable="true"/>

Summer 14 - Non working WSDL - DummyWebService_summer14-
<definitions xmlns:xsd="" xmlns="" xmlns:soap="" xmlns:tns="" xmlns:WebServiceCustomType="" targetNamespace="">
<xsd:schema elementFormDefault="qualified" targetNamespace="">
<xsd:complexType name="WebServiceCustomType">
<xsd:element name="CustomField" minOccurs="0" type="WebServiceCustomType:ID" nillable="true"/>

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