Configuring and Testing SOAP Extension

This section provides a tutorial example on how to configure and test SOAP Extension with my Hello Web service.

Once PHP 5.3.1 is installed, I need to turn on the SOAP Extension with these steps:

1. If \local\php\php.ini does not exist, create it by copying the file \local\php.ini-production.

2. Edit \local\php\php.ini to set these configuration settings:

...
extension_dir = "C:\local\php\ext"
...
extension=php_soap.dll
...

3. Creating a testing PHP program, SOAP_Hello.php:

<?php 
# SOAP_Hello.php
# Copyright (c) 2009 by Dr. Herong Yang, herongyang.com
# All rights reserved
   $client = new SoapClient(
      "http://www.herongyang.com/Service/Hello_WSDL_11_SOAP.wsdl");
   echo $client->Hello("Hello from client.");
?>

4. Run the test program:

C:\herong\>\local\php\php SOAP_Hello.php

      Hello from server - herongyang.com.

This is super cool! You can call a Web service in two lines with PHP SOAP Extension.

Last update: 2009.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to WSDL 2.0

 WSDL 2.0 Document Structure and Syntax

 WSDL Version 2.0 Part 2: Adjuncts

 WSDL 2.0 Document Examples with SOAP Binding

 WSDL 20 Programming APIs and Testing Tools

 Introduction to WSDL 1.1

 WSDL 1.1 Document Structure and Syntax

 WSDL 1.1 Binding Extension for SOAP 1.1

 soapUI 3.0.1 - Web Service Testing Tool

 WSDL 1.1 and SOAP 1.1 Examples - Document and RPC Styles

PHP SOAP Extension in PHP 5.3.1

 What Is PHP SOAP Extension?

 Downloading and Installing PHP 5.3.1

Configuring and Testing SOAP Extension

 Methods on the SoapClient Class

 Calling an RPC Method Based Web Service

 encodingStyle="uri" Required for rpc/encoded

 SoapParam Constructor - Creating Named Parameters

 SoapVar Constructor - Creating Encoded Values

 XSD_ANYXML Encoding - Building SOAP Body Element

 Calling an XML Document Based Web Service

 Using WSDL in Perl with SOAP::Lite 0.710

 Using WSDL Document in Java with Axis2 1.4.1

 Using WSDL2Java to Generate Web Service Stub Classes

 WSDL 1.1 Binding Extension for SOAP 1.2

 WSDL 1.1 and SOAP 1.2 Examples - Document and RPC Styles

 SOAP 1.2 Binding - PHP, Java and Perl Clients

 WSDL Related Terminologies

 References

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