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IDoc to WebService Scenario

Hello All,

I went through some blogs to learn how to create an IDoc to WebService scenario but I didn't understand a few concepts in it.

For starters I know what a webservice does, but I don't what exactly it is ? Is it an executable file or some tool makes use of the corresponding WSDL file ? How to import a webservice and in one the examples mentioned, there was a webserive downloaded into a zip file and it had 3 files in it with wsdl extension. How did they determine which one of those files to use for mapping ? And what exactly is the purpose of including the link they use to include while configuring communication channel ?(Target URL)

The link for that tutorial is -

http://scn.sap.com/people/siva.maranani/blog/2005/09/03/invoke-webservices-using-sapxi

The above link wasn helpful for me but still would someone please provide me a link to another page which explains this scenario stepwise for a beginner like me ? I'm new to SAP PI and in my project I have to learn to execute this scenario in 2 days and that too in SAP PO 7.3 single stack.

Please help.

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    Posted on Dec 30, 2013 at 03:37 PM

    Hi Ajeya,

    Web service is the service provide over web (Internet) for example if you want to know balance of your account you log into bank site and check the balance. you are calling a web service (e.g. balance).

    WSDL is web service description language, provide the details about the service offer by web service. One web service (target url from your PI comm channel) can have one or more operations and for every operation you may have different structure.

    from PI perspective please ask your web service provider to provide WSDL. you need to import the WSDL as external definition in PI, then you can able to view how many operations the web service have.

    please refer the below link for webservice scenario

    Consuming Web services using SAP XI - Process Integration - SCN Wiki

    http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/library/uuid/109aa318-5aa6-2a10-799d-a495383c1e01?QuickLink=index&…

    SAPTechnical.COM - WebService to WebService Synchronous scenario

    regards,

    Harish

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