Running External Web Services from a Workflow

An External Web Service is accessible via a remote URL, and normally includes one or more operations that may be invoked. If you have LiveCompare Editor privileges, an External Web Service may be run from a workflow by carrying out the following steps:

  1. Determine the URL for the Web Service and the name of the operation to be called.
  2. Create a new workflow and add a Run Web Service action to it.
  3. Configure the action using the Configure Web Service Wizard.
  4. Select the Run Web Service action so that it is displayed in the Property Editor.
  5. Set values for the action’s input properties and create datasets for the action’s output properties.
  6. Run the workflow and examine the contents of its output datasets.

Introduction to Web Services