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Alan Christen
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Hello!

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I am a self-taught, beginning programmer with Java. So what, you asked? Well, there is a *lot* of the "basics" that I don't have...lots of things that aren't so obvious to me. You have been warned.
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I have at my disposition a web service "getAccountStatus" that was designed for the purpose of "looking up" a customer account based on account numbers....an account number is passed as message to the web service and the customer information is returned via XML.

I have a database table containing a list of 350K customer account numbers. My task is to verify whether these accounts are "active".

How do I build my requester so that it knows where this service is located? How do I bind to the service?

Can someone please provide me a few high level pointers on how I get started? I don't need to build anything fancy...

Thank you for any help you may provide.

Al.
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How do I build my requester so that it knows where this service is located? How do I bind to the service?


What documentation for this service do you have? If it has a published WSDL document, many SOAP toolkits such as AXIS 2 have tools to turn WSDL into a client skeleton.

It is also possible that this is not a SOAP service, in which case we have to steer you in a different direction, so more details are needed.

Bill
 
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It appears that it is a published WSDL document: another team (at my work) has successfully designed an app using Axis to pull info using this service.

I don't have access to their source code though...
 
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You dont need their source code, just AXIS and the WSDL document.

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