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Tech Tip: Creating a SOAP method for a first time
PRODUCT: 4D | VERSION: 2003 | PLATFORM: Mac & Win
Published On: March 21, 2003
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4th Dimension 2003 introduces a number of Web Services. One of them is SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol). SOAP is a new technology that uses a simple XML-based protocol to let applications exchange information over HTTP. For those of you who are not familiar with XML, don’t worry. You don’t need to know a bit of XML to work with SOAP in 4D 2003. This tech tip will show you an example on how to create simple SOAP method.

Suppose I create a method that will receive a text value and return the same text value as a function result. The method can be created as the following:

` Project Method: GetSubmittedText
C_TEXT($0;$1)
$0:=$1

The method GetSubmittedText can be published as a SOAP method by doing the following steps:


  1. From the Method Editor, select Method Properties menu item from the Method menu.

  2. Check “Offered as a Web Service” and Published in WSDL checkbox.

  3. Click OK to accept this setting.