Originally posted by naveen jain: i am trying to create a web service client that calls a web service function which returns a hasp map object.
Are you sure that it returns a HashMap? Axis 1.x doesn't support that out of the box. To return a HashMap you would have to write a custom serializer/deserializer and deploy it on both the server and client side. XML, XML Schema, SOAP and WSDL have no idea what a Java HashMap is. It is more likely that the web service returns an array. See Use collection types with SOAP and JAX-RPC