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Which generic SOAP web services client to use?

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I've noticed that one can use IE to test web pages (by going on
http://hostname/blah/blah.asmx - and then it shows a list of methods
supported by the webservice, and on selecting each method once gets the
option to specify the parameters and then 'Invoke' the service).

Although, this option is extremely handy, are their any other
options/tools/etc that can provide such functionality but in a more
conveinient format?

I tried googling for it but was able to find only 'online' options. I
need some tool that I can download and test my web service locally
(can't use online tools - since my web service is hosted inside the
firewall).

Any ideas?
Nov 23 '05 #1
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What is exactly your web service ? What is exactly your need ?
You can't "download a web service".
A web service is usually linked to a runtime context and a runtime
environnement (connection to a database, access to a local folder, ...).
Except for a really simple Web Service (Hello Word, Add an integer to
another), you can't just drag & drop a web service from a server to another.
"Offline" has no sense for a Web Service.

Lionel.
"Jonas Hei" <j_*******@hotmail.com> a écrit dans le message de news:
41***********************@news.free.fr...
I've noticed that one can use IE to test web pages (by going on
http://hostname/blah/blah.asmx - and then it shows a list of methods
supported by the webservice, and on selecting each method once gets the
option to specify the parameters and then 'Invoke' the service).

Although, this option is extremely handy, are their any other
options/tools/etc that can provide such functionality but in a more
conveinient format?

I tried googling for it but was able to find only 'online' options. I need
some tool that I can download and test my web service locally (can't use
online tools - since my web service is hosted inside the firewall).

Any ideas?

Nov 23 '05 #2

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I guess I wasn't very clear when I used the term "download" in my
original post. To clarify: I used the term "download" for downloading of
a tool to test a web service which is already installed on my computer
(or on other computers on our corporate LAN).

Similarly, I used the term 'online' with respect to client and not the
web service itself. For example, http://soapclient.com/soaptest.html is
to me an online client. But it won't solve my purpose because this can
never access the server on which my web service is installed (because
the server is inside corporate firewall of the site I am working in).

So basically I need ideas and information about various tools available
that can be used as a generic soap web services client. (for example,
the one at http://sys-con.com/story/?storyid=39517&DE=1 is an option but
I was hoping to find a readymade tool with may be more features - nicer
xml viewing, logging, etc etc)

Regards
Lionel LASKE wrote:
What is exactly your web service ? What is exactly your need ?
You can't "download a web service".
A web service is usually linked to a runtime context and a runtime
environnement (connection to a database, access to a local folder, ...).
Except for a really simple Web Service (Hello Word, Add an integer to
another), you can't just drag & drop a web service from a server to another.
"Offline" has no sense for a Web Service.

Lionel.
"Jonas Hei" <j_*******@hotmail.com> a écrit dans le message de news:
41***********************@news.free.fr...
I've noticed that one can use IE to test web pages (by going on
http://hostname/blah/blah.asmx - and then it shows a list of methods
supported by the webservice, and on selecting each method once gets the
option to specify the parameters and then 'Invoke' the service).

Although, this option is extremely handy, are their any other
options/tools/etc that can provide such functionality but in a more
conveinient format?

I tried googling for it but was able to find only 'online' options. I need
some tool that I can download and test my web service locally (can't use
online tools - since my web service is hosted inside the firewall).

Any ideas?


Nov 23 '05 #3

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Hello Jonas,
Try soapscope [0] .. its not free but its awsome

[0] - http://www.mindreef.com
HTH
Regards,
Dilip Krishnan
MCAD, MCSD.net
dkrishnan at geniant dot com
http://www.geniant.com
I guess I wasn't very clear when I used the term "download" in my
original post. To clarify: I used the term "download" for downloading
of a tool to test a web service which is already installed on my
computer (or on other computers on our corporate LAN).

Similarly, I used the term 'online' with respect to client and not the
web service itself. For example, http://soapclient.com/soaptest.html
is to me an online client. But it won't solve my purpose because this
can never access the server on which my web service is installed
(because the server is inside corporate firewall of the site I am
working in).

So basically I need ideas and information about various tools
available that can be used as a generic soap web services client. (for
example, the one at http://sys-con.com/story/?storyid=39517&DE=1 is an
option but I was hoping to find a readymade tool with may be more
features - nicer xml viewing, logging, etc etc)

Regards

Lionel LASKE wrote:
What is exactly your web service ? What is exactly your need ?
You can't "download a web service".
A web service is usually linked to a runtime context and a runtime
environnement (connection to a database, access to a local folder,
...).
Except for a really simple Web Service (Hello Word, Add an integer to
another), you can't just drag & drop a web service from a server to
another.
"Offline" has no sense for a Web Service.
Lionel.

"Jonas Hei" <j_*******@hotmail.com> a écrit dans le message de news:
41***********************@news.free.fr...
I've noticed that one can use IE to test web pages (by going on
http://hostname/blah/blah.asmx - and then it shows a list of methods
supported by the webservice, and on selecting each method once gets
the option to specify the parameters and then 'Invoke' the service).

Although, this option is extremely handy, are their any other
options/tools/etc that can provide such functionality but in a more
conveinient format?

I tried googling for it but was able to find only 'online' options.
I need some tool that I can download and test my web service locally
(can't use online tools - since my web service is hosted inside the
firewall).

Any ideas?

Nov 23 '05 #4

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Microsoft proposed a tool call "Web Service Studo" but I'm not sure it was
recently upgraded.
See http://www.gotdotnet.com/team/tools/...tudioSetup.exe to
download.

Lionel.

"Dilip Krishnan" <dk*******@NOSPAM.geniant.com> a écrit dans le message de
news: 20**********************@msnews.microsoft.com...
Hello Jonas,
Try soapscope [0] .. its not free but its awsome

[0] - http://www.mindreef.com
HTH
Regards,
Dilip Krishnan
MCAD, MCSD.net
dkrishnan at geniant dot com
http://www.geniant.com
I guess I wasn't very clear when I used the term "download" in my
original post. To clarify: I used the term "download" for downloading
of a tool to test a web service which is already installed on my
computer (or on other computers on our corporate LAN).

Similarly, I used the term 'online' with respect to client and not the
web service itself. For example, http://soapclient.com/soaptest.html
is to me an online client. But it won't solve my purpose because this
can never access the server on which my web service is installed
(because the server is inside corporate firewall of the site I am
working in).

So basically I need ideas and information about various tools
available that can be used as a generic soap web services client. (for
example, the one at http://sys-con.com/story/?storyid=39517&DE=1 is an
option but I was hoping to find a readymade tool with may be more
features - nicer xml viewing, logging, etc etc)

Regards

Lionel LASKE wrote:
What is exactly your web service ? What is exactly your need ?
You can't "download a web service".
A web service is usually linked to a runtime context and a runtime
environnement (connection to a database, access to a local folder,
...).
Except for a really simple Web Service (Hello Word, Add an integer to
another), you can't just drag & drop a web service from a server to
another.
"Offline" has no sense for a Web Service.
Lionel.

"Jonas Hei" <j_*******@hotmail.com> a écrit dans le message de news:
41***********************@news.free.fr...

I've noticed that one can use IE to test web pages (by going on
http://hostname/blah/blah.asmx - and then it shows a list of methods
supported by the webservice, and on selecting each method once gets
the option to specify the parameters and then 'Invoke' the service).

Although, this option is extremely handy, are their any other
options/tools/etc that can provide such functionality but in a more
conveinient format?

I tried googling for it but was able to find only 'online' options.
I need some tool that I can download and test my web service locally
(can't use online tools - since my web service is hosted inside the
firewall).

Any ideas?


Nov 23 '05 #5

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