Chapter 7. Web Services

A Web service is an interface to a software application running on a server across the network. InfoPath can use a Web service as a destination to submit data to, as the source of data for creating a form, and as a data connection to receive supplemental data for use in the UI or business logic of a form. In this chapter, we will cover using Web services to receive and submit data for your forms and then discuss some more advanced techniques for working with Web services that the InfoPath designer cannot support.

InfoPath makes the job of integrating your forms with Web services easy by including support for the core Web service standards: XML, WSDL, UDDI, SOAP, and HTTP. You can connect to a Web service you develop specifically ...

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