Re: simplest webservice client ever

ali <>
6 May 2007 21:30:45 -0700
Thanks for trying to help

i have got the answer i was looking for and created a tutorial of how
to create basic hello world like webservice and its java application

here it is if any one else is looking for semiller problems

all what you have to do is to

1- install java j2se 6

2- install tomcat 6

3- download Axis 1.4

4- unzip Axis 1.4

5- take the folder axis inside "axis-bin-1_4\axis-1_4\webapps\"
and copy pest it in "\Tomcat 6.0\webapps\" folder

6- then search your computer for tools.jar file
it must be there somewhere depend on where is your java installed then
copy pest it in
"Tomcat 6.0\webapps\axis\WEB-INF\lib"

7-then run tomcat
and go to the browser and enter the link http://localhost:8080/axis/happyaxis.jsp
it should tell you all the needed componants are available

if so you are done and you can create a web service

8- just write a simple java programe and no need to compile it

just take the file rename it to something.jws

put it in the folder Tomcat 6.0\webapps\axis\

and then run in the browser

URL : http://localhost:8080/axis/something.jws

and then http://localhost:8080/axis/something.jws?wsdl

you will see WSDL of your java web service

your web service has bean created and it is working

9- create a client

9.1- you will need to find the following files (they must be in your
9.2- add those file in the enviromental variable CLASSPATH
9.3- write your client program through this example client program

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package serviceclient;

import org.apache.axis.client.Call;
import org.apache.axis.client.Service;
import javax.xml.namespace.QName;
 * @author Administrator
public class Main {

    /** Creates a new instance of Main */
    public Main() {

     * @param args the command line arguments
    public static void main(String[] args) {

 String endpoint = "http://localhost:8080/axis/something.jws";
 String method = "sayit"; /// put your method name here

 Service service = new Service();
 Call call = (Call) service.createCall();
 call.setTargetEndpointAddress( new );
 call.setOperationName(new QName(" http://localhost:8080/axis/something.jws",method)
 String ret = (String) call.invoke(method,null); // instead of null
you can put array of the parameters you want to pass to the invoded
        System.out.println("Got result : " + ret);

 catch(Exception err){}




hope you good luck

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