Web Services

Hi All,

I am trying to develop a java code for invoking a WebServicem dynamically. I have the URL of the webservice and am also aware of the service name, port name and the operation name.
Could you provide with a sample java code for the same.

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Mayank SAssociate Director - Product EngineeringCommented:
You can use DII or dynamic proxy or any other method:

http://https://bpcatalog.dev.java.net/ nonav/soa/standalone-client/ (various methods explained, how to write a stand-alone client for a web-service)





I would recommend you download Axis (http://ws.apache.org/axis/) and using the WSDL 2 Java tool, make a proxy class of the web-service. Then import it in your code and call it like any normal class/ method. It will handle calling the web-service internally for you.

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Mayank SAssociate Director - Product EngineeringCommented:
Leo EikelmanDirector, IT and Business DevelopmentCommented:
here is a document of code I created.  This connects to the web services, uses the method, and then parses through the XML.

Note:  The following code calls the getUserRole method from the web service and saves the XML to a file.
import java.io.*;
import java.net.HttpURLConnection;
import java.net.URL;
import java.io.OutputStream;
import java.io.PrintWriter;
import javax.xml.parsers.DocumentBuilder;
import javax.xml.parsers.DocumentBuilderFactory;
import javax.xml.transform.Result;
import javax.xml.transform.Source;
import javax.xml.transform.Transformer;
import javax.xml.transform.TransformerFactory;
import javax.xml.transform.dom.DOMSource;
import javax.xml.transform.stream.StreamResult;
import org.w3c.dom.Document;
import org.w3c.dom.Element;
import org.w3c.dom.Node;
import org.w3c.dom.NodeList;
import org.w3c.dom.Text;
import weblogic.knex.jdom.output.XMLOutputter;

public class SOAPClient
    public String getResponse()
        String result = "";
        String m_portName = "PORT_NAME";
        String m_soapAddress = "LOCATION_OF_WEBSERVICES";
      String m_operationName = "METHOD_NAME"; // The method we are calling        
      String m_soapAction = "service=METHOD_NAME"; // binds the soap action to the method we are calling
        String m_portNamespaceURI = "PORT_NAMESPACE";
        String soapRequest;
        soapRequest = "<?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?>" +
                "<soap:Envelope xmlns:xsi='http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance'" +
                " xmlns:xsd='http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema'" +
                " xmlns:soap='http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/'>" +
                "<soap:Body>" +
                "<NAME_OF_THE_METHOD xmlns='NAMESPACE'>";

      /* The values are hardcoded below for this example */
                /* The information you are sending to the web service */
          soapRequest = soapRequest +
                "<strUserName>" + "mjing" + "" +
                "<strAppName>" + "*" + "" +
                "<strRoleName>" + "*" + "" +
            URL url=new URL(m_soapAddress);
            HttpURLConnection httpCon = (HttpURLConnection)url.openConnection();
            httpCon.setRequestProperty("Content-Type", "text/xml; charset=utf-8");  
            httpCon.setRequestProperty("SOAPAction", m_soapAction);
            OutputStream postStream = httpCon.getOutputStream();
            PrintWriter prnWriter = new PrintWriter(postStream);
            DocumentBuilderFactory factory =
            DocumentBuilder builder = factory.newDocumentBuilder();
            InputStream in = httpCon.getInputStream();
            Document document = builder.parse(in);
            NodeList products = document.getElementsByTagName("NAME OF THE ROOT NODE");
          /* Retrieves the first node, which holds the XML response */
            Node oneProduct = products.item(0);
          /* Retrieves the SOAP body, which is the XML returned */
            Text productValue = (Text) oneProduct.getFirstChild();
            result = productValue.getNodeValue();
            FileOutputStream fout;
          /* Writes the xml to a file */
            fout = new FileOutputStream ("c:\\temp\\myfile.xml");
            new PrintStream(fout).print (result);

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