how to consume wsdl webservices

Hi Experts,

I want to know how to cosume wsdl webservices.
I have one wsdl url .
i have to call one method by passing two parameters and get the response.

Can some one explain to me how consume the webservice and get the results.
if possible provide me some links as well.

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There are many ways to do it. Without knowing about the libraries you have to hand, the following is a pure java way to do it without making use of JAX-WS or Apache Axis.

URL url = new URL("http://location of web service "); //put location of web service here
HttpURLConnection con = (HttpURLConnection) url.openConnection();
con.setRequestProperty("Content-type", "text/xml; charset=utf-8");
con.setRequestProperty("SOAPAction", "http://location of web service");

//construct the request xml with your parameters etc
String reqXML = "<?xml ...<soap:Envelope ...";
OutputStream reqStream = con.getOutputStream();
InputStream resStream = con.getInputStream();
BufferedReader in = new BufferedReader(resStream);
//Write the SOAP message response to a String.
while ((responseString = in.readLine()) != null) {
    outputString = outputString + responseString;
//Parse the String output to a Document
Document document = parseXmlFile(outputString);

//At this point you have the Document object representing the response.

I would advice using a library - maybe something like Apache CXF.
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