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
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.
answered 20 May '13, 05:43
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
answered 20 May '13, 05:24
Yalim Gerger ♦♦
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
answered 20 May '13, 05:35
Yes, there are a lot of ways.. But I considered to do it on Formspider. Anyway thanks a lot for clarifying this question!
answered 20 May '13, 05:55