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Opalis Integration Server > Foundation Objects > Utilities > Invoke Web Services

Invoke Web Services
The Invoke Web Service object will execute a web service with XML parameters that you specify.
Note: You must install the Microsoft .NET 2.0 framework on the Action Server that will run this object before using it.
How it is used
You can use the Invoke Web Service object to invoke a web service that converts a date from the North American format to a standard format that is used in all data center operations.
When configuring the Invoke Web Service object you need to know specific information about the web service that you are invoking. For any web service that you want to invoke, you must have access to the following information:
WSDL file of the web service
Web service method name
Input SOAP message body format
Output SOAP message body format
Once you have obtained a WSDL document, you can search it for the other information that you need. However, reading a WSDL file can be difficult for inexperienced users and it may be worth while to find the other information from sources that are more human-readable.
Configuring HTTPS Certificate Options
Opalis Integration Server enables you to configure HTTPS certificate options in case certificate validation fails.
To configure HTTPS certificate options:
In the Client, click the Options menu and select Invoke Web Services. The Invoke Web Services dialog appears.
Do one of the following:
Accept all certificates – Accept certificates from all hosts.
Accept certificates from trusted hosts – Specify the hosts that you want to accept certificates from. Select this option and click Add. The Trusted Host dialog appears. Type the trusted host name in the Value field and click OK. The host appears in the list. To edit or remove hosts, click the Edit or Remove button.
Click Finish.
Details tab
Type the path of the WSDL file or use the ellipsis () button to browse for the file.
Type the name of the method that you are invoking on the web service, or click the ellipsis button (...) and browse for it. Make sure that you match the casing of the method.
XML Request Payload
Type the parameters that you are sending to the web service method. Make sure that the format matches what is described in the WSDL document.
Format Hint
Click this button to receive hints on formatting the XML request payload. Replace the placeholder values with your own.
Advanced tab
To save the responses, check the Save check box and specify the folder where the responses will be saved.
To specify the URL location of the web service, check the URL check box and type the URL location.
Select the SOAP protocol that the web service uses.
Security tab
Check the Enable check box to enable HTTP authentication, and fill in the fields below.
User name
Type the user name to access the secured web service.
Type the password to access the secured web service.
Available Published Data
The WSDL path.
Method Name
The name of the web method.
XML Request Payload
The text of the XML request payload.
XML Response Payload
The text of the XML response payload.
Response File
The path and filename of the response.
Web Service URL
The URL of the web service.
Web Service protocol
The protocol that the web service uses.
Common Published Data

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