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Sending calls from SOAP files

ramesh agarwal
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Joined: Jun 10, 2008
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I have a web service running on a service.

I also have 10 XML files that have SOAP messages in them.

I want to use some API that can read a SOAP XML file, build and invoke a request and print the response.

To build such a simple utility which API do I use?
William Brogden
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It sounds like you could use the standard Java library methods for creating HTTP requests.

Study the java.net package URLConnection and HttpURLConnection classes.

Bill
shivendra tripathi
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Joined: Aug 26, 2008
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As Billl said, you can use HttpClient provided by apache. It's more comprehensive and easy to use than java.net package. You can set the the soap envelope as request body and different http header. After executing http method you will get SOAP response envelope as http response.


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Ivan Krizsan
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Joined: Oct 04, 2006
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Hi!
If you have one of the following requirements:
  • Perform validation or additional processing of SOAP messages prior to sending requests.
  • Use the Dispatch mechanism to send request and receive response.
  • Use SAAJ to send request and receive response.


  • Then you can use SAAJ to read SOAP messages from the file(s):

    Best wishes!
    ramesh agarwal
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    Joined: Jun 10, 2008
    Posts: 19
    Thanks everyone.

    Yes. I was looking for something more than a HTTP API, and wanted to be within the SOAP framework.

    Will use SAAJ.
    ramesh agarwal
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    Joined: Jun 10, 2008
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    SAAJ downloaded independently versus the package that comes with JDK 1.6 - is there any difference?
    Ulf Dittmer
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    I think they're the same. SAAJ hasn't changed in some time.
     
    I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
     
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