Web Service Data Source (BIRT)
This example illustrates using the Web Service Data Source in a report.
BIRT Version Compatibility
This example was built and tested with BIRT 2.2 RC0.
This example access a delayed stock quote web service from http://services.xmethods.net/soap/urn:xmethods-delayed-quotes.wsdl.
The above URL is entered in the data source WSDL URL property. The data set is set to the getQuote Method. The default SOAP request template generated by the driver supplies one data set parameter for the stock symbol. It is important to remember any part of the SOAP request can be modified. To link a portion of the SOAP request to a data set parameter use the
syntax, where symbol is the name of the data set parameter. In the data set editor this parameter can be linked to a report parameter. In this example symbol is linked to the report parameter Ticker.
Once the response is returned, it is parsed just like the XML data source using XPath syntax.
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