The user guide contains description of WebService Explorer development tool, to use AJAX WebService Component please use tutorial and API reference sections.
WebService Explorer tool provides simple and user friendly way to explore web services, invoke any operations and discover their results from WebService easy. It can be used:
In basics, WebService Explorer works easy; you able to launch HTML page from server or from your local drive, provide WSDL URL and enjoy with playing against web service you chosen.
With simple providing URL to WSDL location you’ll get the ability to explore all methods, input parameters, invoke that methods, see methods results, understand WebService -specific complex types, and more and more.
So the typical use case is:
The typical view of WebService Explorer is:
Here you can see 4 different panels:
So user guide describes these panel in that order.
To start work with “WebService Explorer” you need to insert WSDL URL to “WSDL url” input field and then press “Load WSDL” button.
If URL is correct the WSDL structure should be appear shortly at the right corner.
This screen helps you to explore WebService WSDL in simple, friendly way. This panel does not describes parameters and their types; you need to choose required operation first to follow next panel.
The first what you have to do is clicking (selecting) certain method. There is one way to see “Invoke panel”. Here you can add value to inputs (filling request parameters).If some parameter is a Collection or Array you may click to input label to add new one input with the same name.
Note: to support collections, WebService Explorer provides that collections without given exact type of sub-elements treated as string-based collections, so there is possible limitation for such services without proper WSDL definitions.
To invoke web method please fill parameters, and simply click “Invoke ” button. By clicking “Invoke” WebService Explorer creates XML request and sends to destination WebService. If no any errors occur, the next panel will be shown and filled.
When response from WebService has successfully retrieved, you’ll see “Result panel”.
This panel contains all elements from response as read-only input with labels.
There are three error types may occurs in WebService Explorer and in AJAX WebService Component :
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