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new to spring web services

hi guys

we are working with other teams to access data.

One of the team has given us a wsdl url and asked us to use that wsdl to access data


Method = getCustomMessages()
Parameter1 = cmk
parameter2 = 2014-02-10

I am new to web services and would like to use spring web serivces to access this.
Is using spring webservices overkill in this situation?
Any advice appreciated.

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chaitu chaituCommented:
this link has clearly explained on how to consume webservices if the client has provides wsdl file.


i am not able to access your wsdl file.may be firewall restriction from my side.
Mahesh BhutkarCommented:
That means you have to write Web service client.

Yes, you can write Web service client using Spring.

First check the service is up and running or not, by putting the wsdl url (http://npt2344.internet.tempk.com:8080/axis/services/HPublisherServicesImp?wsdl) inside browser.

You can test this webservice using SOAPUI tool.

Here is one of the simple example you can refer for writing client,
mccarlIT Business Systems Analyst / Software DeveloperCommented:
Personally, I would say that if you are already using Spring for other parts of your project, then using it like in @chaituu's linked page could be useful for you.

If you AREN'T already using Spring though, then yes it probably is a bit of overkill because it doesn't really provide that much extra functionality to a non-spring project. If this is the case, I would suggest using JAX-WS (which is exactly what Spring is using "under the hood" in @chaituu's example anyway) to consume the web-service. Check out this tutorial http://java.dzone.com/articles/jax-ws-hello-world but don't worry too much about the top section on "Developing WebService End Point". Just scroll down to the "Developing WebService Client" part and go from there. Note the commands to run wsimport would be slightly different if you are running a Maven project, in which case you would first cd to the "src/main/java" directory of your project rather than just "src".

Note the above tutorial would be useful if you go down the Spring route anyway, because in the link from @chaituu's post, they only state that you need to create the "TemperatureConverter" interface. However, the wsimport command from the JAX-WS tutorial above can be equally used to automatically generate the service interface for you based on the WSDL.

Let us know if you have any problems implementing any of the above.
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