Introduction of Perl SOAP::Lite 0.710 for WSDL

This section describes main steps of using SOAP::Lite 0.710 module to write a Perl script to call a RPC method based Web service by loading its WSDL document.

If you want to write Perl scripts to use WSDL documents, you can use the SOAP::Lite module. On my Windows system, I have ActivePerl 5.8.8 and SOAP::Lite 0.710 installed.

Based on the SOAP::Lite 0.710 manual, here is how you should use an RPC method based WSDL document to make a Web service call in Perl.

1. Import SOAP::Lite module with "use" statement. "+trace" gives your trace output for debugging.

  use SOAP::Lite +trace;

2. Create a client object by loading the WSDL document with the service() method. For example:

   my $client = SOAP::Lite
      . 'GetExchangeRate_WSDL_11_SOAP_11_RPC.wsdl');

3. Call the operation defined in the WSDL as a method, if this is an rpc message style. For example:

   $result = $client->GetExchangeRate('USD', 'JPY', '2007-07-07');

4. The result is the returned value. For example:

   print "Exchange rate is: $result\n";

To use an XML document based Web service, more steps are required. More details are provided in next tutorials.

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

Using WSDL in Perl with SOAP::Lite 0.710

Introduction of Perl SOAP::Lite 0.710 for WSDL

 Methods on SOAP::Lite 0.710 Client Object

 Calling PRC Methods Defined in WSDL 1.1 Documents

 service() Method Returns New Objects

 SOAP::Data - XML Elements as Data Objects

 SOAP::Serializer - Converting Data Objects to XML

 Creating a Data Object for a Single XML Element

 Creating a Data Object for Nested XML Elements

 SOAP::Deserializer - Converting XML to Data Objects

 Calling XML Document Based Web Service

 Using Operation Name as the SOAP Body Element Name

 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


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