Consuming web service in classic ASP

Posted on 2009-04-15
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I am new to classic ASP. What is wrong in bellow code.
The code prints "Document not Loaded"






    Dim webServiceUrl, httpReq, node, myXmlDoc

    webServiceUrl = "!"

    'webServiceUrl = ""


    Set httpReq = Server.CreateObject("MSXML2.ServerXMLHTTP") 


    httpReq.Open "GET", webServiceUrl, False 



    Set myXmlDoc =Server.CreateObject("MSXML.DOMDocument")	

    if myXmlDoc.load(httpReq.responseBody) Then

       Response.write("document loaded")


       Response.write("document not loaded")

    end If


    Set httpReq = Nothing 

    'title = myXmlDoc.documentElement.ChildNodes(1).text



    'Set node = myXmlDoc.documentElement.selectSingleNode("//CITYSTNAME") 


    'If Not node Is Nothing Then 

        'consumeWebService = "<b>That zipcode is within this city:</b><font color = blue>" & node.text & "</font>" 


        'consumeWebService = "<b>There is no location associated with that zipcode.</b>" 

    'End If    






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Question by:pankajgharge

Accepted Solution

JoachimMartinsen earned 20 total points
ID: 24153335
The .responseBody returns text. And the myXmlDoc.load requires a file to be loaded, not plain text.

If the webServiceUrl url is directing to an xml file, try loading this directly into myXmlDoc.load without using MSXML2.ServerXMLHTTP. Like this:


Another way is to save the text into an temporary xml file and then to load it to the myXmlDoc.load.

Hope this makes sense.

Author Comment

ID: 24154615
Thanks, JoachimMartinsen
The document is loaded no issues.
But how can I catch a response of webservice. Its a authentication webservice and I need true or false in response.
I am very very new to asp page.

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