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Invoke a web service using the Web Services Explorer on Eclipse 3.4 (Ganymede)


Operating system used
Windows Vista Home Premium SP 1

Software prerequisites
Eclipse 3.4 (Ganymede)

  1. Start Eclipse and select Java EE perspective.

  2. Select menu: Run | Launch the Web Services Explorer

  3. Click button "WSDL Page".

    Select WSDL Page

  4. Click link "WSDL Main".

    Click link WSDL Main

  5. In this tutorial the Countries web service will be explored, see:
    Information about the Countries web service.

    Enter the WSDL URL:
    and press the Go button.

    Enter WSDL URL

  6. The Countries web service has the following operations:

    • countryInfoByIana
    • getIANAInfo
    • regionsInfoByIana

    Web services operations

  7. Click on link getIANAInfo in the Navigator screen.

    The content of the body cannot be displayed in the form view. Click the Source link.

    Click link source

  8. The SOAP request and response can now be displayed.

    Display SOAP request and response

  9. Click on link countryInfoByIana in the Navigator screen, enter the ianacode input value "us" and press the Go button.

    Enter ianacode

  10. The corresponding SOAP request and response is displayed.

    Display SOAP request and response