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Parcelforce expressLink integration in vb.net / WSDL help.

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Hi,

I hope that someone is able to help. I am working on integrating our ERP system into the parcelforce system for shipments. I have been sent the wsdl file along with some documentation but I am having problems even working out how to  open a connection.

I don't know if anyone has had any experience with integrating parcelforce?

The testing url is: http://Expresslink-test.parcelforce.net/ws

I have uploaded the .wsdl. I am unable to add either the http://Expresslink-test.parcelforce.net/ws or the http://www.parcelforce.net/ws/ship/v9 as the web reference and had to add the physical file received as the reference.

I am unable to work out how to make the connection and send the request. I can see each of the methods and have been trying to use the "createshipmentrequest"

        Dim o As New ParcelForce.ParcelForceWSDL.CreateShipmentRequest
        Try
            'con.BeginOpen(objcallBack, objState)

            o.Authentication = New ParcelForce.ParcelForceWSDL.Authentication()
            o.Authentication.UserName = "test"
            o.Authentication.Password = "test"

How do I send this and receive a reply?

Best Regards,

Ross
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