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Hi guys, Simple question. I have the apache soap server atop Jakarta tomcat. I want to write a Microsoft Client Application (preferably VBS) to access the a service deployed on the SOAP server. My confusion is - I have d/l the MS SOAP Toolkit and it takes the notion of a web service for everything. This is not a web service, my SOAP service does not have any wsdl or wsml files with it. Any ideas?
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hey OK, I figured out writing the client and I wrote it as well For those familiar with Apache SOAP samples, I am trying to invoke the GetAllListings method of the AddressFetcher Service. Here is the code that I use: /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ Set xmlhttp = CreateObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP") xmlhttp.open "POST", "http://r2d2assinmedge:8080/soap/servlet/rpcrouter", False xmltext = "<SOAP:Envelope xmlns:SOAP=""http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/"" "& _ "><SOAP:Header/><SOAP:Body>" & _ "<x:getAllListings xmlns:x=""urn:AddressFetcher2""/>" & _ "</SOAP:Body></SOAP:Envelope>" xmlhttp.send xmltext strResponse = xmlhttp.responseText wscript.echo strResponse Set objXML = CreateObject("MSXML.DOMDOCUMENT") objXML.load strResponse wscript.echo "DONE" /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ And here is the response that I get: /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ <?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?> <SOAP-ENV:Envelope xmlns:SOAP-ENV="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/" xm lns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/1999/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org /1999/XMLSchema"> <SOAP-ENV:Body> <SOAP-ENV:Fault> <faultcode>SOAP-ENV:Server.Exception:</faultcode> <faultstring>java.lang.NullPointerException</faultstring> <faultactor>/soap/servlet/rpcrouter</faultactor> </SOAP-ENV:Fault> </SOAP-ENV:Body> </SOAP-ENV:Envelope> /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ I cannot figure out why I am getting a null pointer exception The method that I try to invoke does not expect any params. Any clues???
It it was my problem I would try to take a look at the actual output of the VB client. There may be some tag that is not coming out right. There is a TcpTunnel and TcpTunnelGui in the org.apache.soap.util.net package that you can use OR you could download the UtilSnoop program I built from: http://www.lanw.com/books/javasoap/ which is a lot more convenient (I think). Bill
subject: Writing a MS Client to access a Java SOAP Service