Connecting to web services
So far, this chapter has concentrated on how other systems can connect to a ServiceNow instance. But communication works both ways! Here's how:
- Creating an outbound SOAP message is achieved in just a few clicks. When the platform is provided with a WSDL, it scans it, automatically building the relevant methods. This process of consuming the WSDL means that the configuration of a SOAP message is very straightforward.
- Building an outbound REST integration won't be automatic, but since the majority of REST services follow conventions, defaults and assumptions usually work pretty well: POST to create, GET to retrieve, and so on.
However, regardless of the connection mechanism, to send a message, you must write some code, usually ...