Dear Formspider‏ team,

Is it possible to build simple SOAP or REST service on Formspider‏?

The service should get XML request from remote server and just do some inserts/update... In short, convert received XML and insert values to table..

Thanks in advance.

asked 20 May '13, 05:15

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Hi Khayyam,

Yes technically this should be possible I suppose even though this is not the purpose of Formspider.

But you could build a dummy app, then write code on the remote server which calls this app, populates the necessary fields and then presses something like a Submit button in the app.

I believe there are easier ways to achieve this though like a simple servlet or yet another web service on your local server.

Best, Yalim

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answered 20 May '13, 05:43

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Hi Khayyam,

Formspider can consume any web service. This actually has very little to do with Formspider. This is mostly a PL/SQL feature. Using the PL/SQL API's you can connect to any remote server, retrieve the XML data and convert it to insert statements.

We built a small demo application built with Formspider that reads a remote web service for weather information and displays it.

Here is its demo: (The source code included) http://formspideronline.com/formspider/main.html?name=DemoMain#DemoWebService

Here is the step by step tutorial to build the whether application with Formspider: http://theformspider.com/learningcenter/tutorial-36-how-to-use-a-web-service-in-a-formspider-application/

Hope this helps.

Kind Regards, Yalim

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answered 20 May '13, 05:24

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Hi Yalim,

Thanks for answer!

Will Formspider‏ app work like Listener ? waiting for new requests and process them ? I need something like triggered event processing.. Events will be triggered by SOAP server and requests will send to Formspider‏ app.

Can it be done?

Thanks a lot

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answered 20 May '13, 05:35

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Yes, there are a lot of ways.. But I considered to do it on Formspider‏. Anyway thanks a lot for clarifying this question!

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answered 20 May '13, 05:55

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You are very welcome Khayyam. Thank you for considering Formspider. If you go ahead with the implementation, please let us know how it turns out.

Kind Regards, Yalim

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