Friday, April 17, 2015

Consuming External Web Service in Salesforce (SOAP based Web Service)

The goal of this article to explain steps to consume SOAP based external web service in SFDC. The Steps are as follows :

Step 1:

1.1 Get a WSDL file of the webservice you want to consume.
(here in example I've used Temperature convertion webservice, the one available at     )

Step 2:

2.1 Go to Develop>Apex classes and click on generate from WSDL

2.2 While you try to parse you'll get an error like "Found more than one wsdl:binding" , then manually remove all the Soap1.2 bindings as it is not supported by (Salesforce compatible version Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) 1.1). After removing all the errors you'll get WSDL like the attached tempconvert.wsdl

2.3 After removing all the duplicate and incompatible bindings,etc. an apex class will be generated as soon as you click parse WSDL. Name the class and save.

2.4 Now you'll find a new class among rest of your Apex classes. now you you have to invoke the functions defined in the class to utilize the data from web service in your org.

Here is the code snippets with screenshot :

User Interface (Developed Using Visual force)

Controller Class (Developed Using Apex)

public class ConvertTempCls { public string cel{get;set;} public string far{get;set;} public string temp{get;set;} public string temp1{get;set;} public boolean showRes{get;set;} public ConvertTempCls(){ } public void convertTemp(){ tempuriOrg.TempConvertSoap obj = new tempuriOrg.TempConvertSoap(); temp=''; temp1=''; if(cel!='') temp=obj.CelsiusToFahrenheit(cel); if(far!='') temp1=obj.FahrenheitToCelsius(far); showRes=true; } }

Visual force Page

<apex:page controller="ConvertTempCls" > <apex:form > <apex:pageBlock > <apex:pageBlockButtons > <apex:commandButton value="Convert Temp" action="{!convertTemp}" /> </apex:pageBlockButtons> <table> <tr> <td>Enter temp in Celsius</td> <td><apex:inputText value="{!cel}" /></td> <td width="30px" ></td> <td><apex:outputText rendered="{!showRes}" >Result:-Temp in Fahrenheit is &nbsp;&nbsp; {!temp} </apex:outputText></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Enter temp in Fahrenheit </td> <td><apex:inputText value="{!far}" /></td> <td width="30px"></td> <td><apex:outputText rendered="{!showRes}" >Result:-Temp in Celsius is &nbsp;&nbsp; {!temp1} </apex:outputText></td> </tr> </table> </apex:pageBlock> </apex:form> </apex:page>

Generated Apex Class from WSDL

//Generated by wsdl2apex public class tempuriOrg { public class FahrenheitToCelsiusResponse_element { public String FahrenheitToCelsiusResult; private String[] FahrenheitToCelsiusResult_type_info = new String[]{'FahrenheitToCelsiusResult','',null,'0','1','false'}; private String[] apex_schema_type_info = new String[]{'','true','false'}; private String[] field_order_type_info = new String[]{'FahrenheitToCelsiusResult'}; } public class CelsiusToFahrenheitResponse_element { public String CelsiusToFahrenheitResult; private String[] CelsiusToFahrenheitResult_type_info = new String[]{'CelsiusToFahrenheitResult','',null,'0','1','false'}; private String[] apex_schema_type_info = new String[]{'','true','false'}; private String[] field_order_type_info = new String[]{'CelsiusToFahrenheitResult'}; } public class FahrenheitToCelsius_element { public String Fahrenheit; private String[] Fahrenheit_type_info = new String[]{'Fahrenheit','',null,'0','1','false'}; private String[] apex_schema_type_info = new String[]{'','true','false'}; private String[] field_order_type_info = new String[]{'Fahrenheit'}; } public class CelsiusToFahrenheit_element { public String Celsius; private String[] Celsius_type_info = new String[]{'Celsius','',null,'0','1','false'}; private String[] apex_schema_type_info = new String[]{'','true','false'}; private String[] field_order_type_info = new String[]{'Celsius'}; } public class TempConvertSoap { public String endpoint_x = ''; public Map<String,String> inputHttpHeaders_x; public Map<String,String> outputHttpHeaders_x; public String clientCertName_x; public String clientCert_x; public String clientCertPasswd_x; public Integer timeout_x; private String[] ns_map_type_info = new String[]{'', 'tempuriOrg'}; public String CelsiusToFahrenheit(String Celsius) { tempuriOrg.CelsiusToFahrenheit_element request_x = new tempuriOrg.CelsiusToFahrenheit_element(); request_x.Celsius = Celsius; tempuriOrg.CelsiusToFahrenheitResponse_element response_x; Map<String, tempuriOrg.CelsiusToFahrenheitResponse_element> response_map_x = new Map<String, tempuriOrg.CelsiusToFahrenheitResponse_element>(); response_map_x.put('response_x', response_x); WebServiceCallout.invoke( this, request_x, response_map_x, new String[]{endpoint_x, '', '', 'CelsiusToFahrenheit', '', 'CelsiusToFahrenheitResponse', 'tempuriOrg.CelsiusToFahrenheitResponse_element'} ); response_x = response_map_x.get('response_x'); return response_x.CelsiusToFahrenheitResult; } public String FahrenheitToCelsius(String Fahrenheit) { tempuriOrg.FahrenheitToCelsius_element request_x = new tempuriOrg.FahrenheitToCelsius_element(); request_x.Fahrenheit = Fahrenheit; tempuriOrg.FahrenheitToCelsiusResponse_element response_x; Map<String, tempuriOrg.FahrenheitToCelsiusResponse_element> response_map_x = new Map<String, tempuriOrg.FahrenheitToCelsiusResponse_element>(); response_map_x.put('response_x', response_x); WebServiceCallout.invoke( this, request_x, response_map_x, new String[]{endpoint_x, '', '', 'FahrenheitToCelsius', '', 'FahrenheitToCelsiusResponse', 'tempuriOrg.FahrenheitToCelsiusResponse_element'} ); response_x = response_map_x.get('response_x'); return response_x.FahrenheitToCelsiusResult; } } }


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