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Global vs. per-profile WSDLs

When viewing search WSDLs, you have the option of requesting a WSDL specific to a single profile, or a global All Profiles WSDL, which can be used for any profile.

If you do not make use of Additional Fields, then there will be no difference between per-profile and global WSDLs.

Both per-profile and global WSDLs refer to the same search interface. The same SOAP response is generated for both WSDLs. The only difference is in how specific the WSDLs are - per-profile WSDLs specify which Additional Fields occur in the results, but the global WSDL must use <xsd:any> as a catch-all, as the Additional Fields may change from one profile to another.

Which you use is a trade-off that you must decide on.

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