DB2 as a Web Services Consumer

DB2 UDB v8.1.2 enables you to integrate Web services data into your database tables and database applications. This ability to be a Web services consumer is provided by the SOAP UDFs. The SOAP UDFs enable all the SQL statements that DB2 executes, including stored procedures, to become SOAP clients and request Web services from SOAP servers.

All Web services are described by their own WSDL file, which identifies details relevant to a Web service's communications and capabilities. To communicate with a Web service, your SQL application must send the service a SOAP request and process the SOAP response. The request and the response must map to the WSDL of the Web service being accessed. Based on the information you ...

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