Calling Webservice from Access 2007

Posted on 2012-03-19
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
I am using Access 2007. I need to call the following webservice at the following URL. The webservice returns a string value. I have a reference to the Microsoft Office Soap Type Library v3.0. I am using the Visual Basic version of the webservice.

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Expert Comment

by:Nico Bontenbal
ID: 37741173
This webservice has many methods. So you need to know what method you want to call. In Office 2003 you had the but this is no longer available in 2007. If you have a Office 2003 machine somewhere you could use that to create the code to call the webservice and then convert it to 2007.

Here's some information about calling a webservice from Office 2007:

Author Comment

ID: 37744055

I have the Microsoft Office Development Tools installed as part of my Visual Studio 2010.

It does not list Access as an option for building an Add-In. It does show Excel, Outlook, Word...

Going back to Office 2003, does not feel like a good option going forward.

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Nico Bontenbal earned 500 total points
ID: 37744365
You'll only be using 2003 to create the VBA code to call the webservice. No need to port the whole application to 2003.
Another option would be to create a com component in Visual Studio 2010 that calls the webservice, and then call this com object from Access. Or just built this part of your application in Visual Studio an then call this Visual Studio application from your Access database.
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Author Closing Comment

ID: 37749681

I took your advice and used Access 2003 with the Web Service Toolkit to consume the webservice.

It is a great tool.

I guess it is Microsoft that I am upset with for having removed the toolkit from Access 2007.

Thanks again,
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Expert Comment

by:Nico Bontenbal
ID: 37751334
And this codes works in 2007/2010 as well, doesn't it?

Author Comment

ID: 37752763

The class modules create by the Web Service Toolkit compiles and runs in Access 2007. I have not tried it in Access 2010.

The database itself is a .mdb

Thanks again,

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