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Code directly against a WebService - Xfa model


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I plan to use WebService (WS) to fetch data in my forms. It is very easy to setup a dataconnection to a WS in Designer 7, and then drag-drop fields into the form.

I have a WS implemented and I can fetch data into my form.

I was wondering if it is possible to code agains the WS directly, without using the fields, that the dataconnection setup. I would like to submit a parameter to my WS and the get the response back and store it in an array. Anybody with knowledge about this.

We have a WS where we can fetch an employee from their ID. If I have 4 places on my form, where I need to lookup an employee, do I then need 4 dataconnections, with individual request and response fileds, or can this be done in a clever way??

Samples and help are much appreciated. I can come with more details on my form and code

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Take a look at the SOAP object in the Acrobat scripting guide, you can use that.



Level 4
Thanks - I have allready looked at the guide and the examples. I cannot make it work, and are looking for help.

1. connect to my WS with SOAP object (I have done this)

(need help/examples on)

2. send input parameter

3. start operation (execute WS)

4. get output (response)

5. do something with output (I can do this myself)