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Consuming a web service within a repository service

Is it possible to consume a web service within a custom KM repository service ? If so, please provide an overview of how I might accomplish this within the NWDS.


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    Posted on Jan 29, 2007 at 09:38 AM

    Hi David,

    Two answers:

    (a) Yes, of course this is possible, there is no technical restriction. For your convenience, you can create a portal service from a WSDL file, see for details (not really up to date, but in case of questions, also check and around). This way, you can access the portal service as a proxy to the webservice and have the WS-implementation seperated.

    (b) Consider performance impacts!!! Depending on the event you are listening to, this can very easily lead to serious problems. At least, consider caching possibilities...

    Hope it helps


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    • Hi David,

      At least I would recommend against it if the portal is seriously used with heavy load. An alternative (maybe) could be to accumulate the info over an hour, memorizing this in a small DB for example (something very fast!), and have a SchedulerTask to push the data to the third party system every hour, for example.

      Hope it helps


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