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SAP systems are providing enterprise web services to ease the integration between different backend systems (SAP or non SAP systems). These web services could be categorized into two categories: Inbound web services and outbound web services. An outbound operation is used by a caller application to send a request message. An inbound operation implements a service that is to be called by an application[[1] | #_ftn1].

This document shows a way to consume an inbound web service provided by an SAP ERP system by an application running in Jboss application server. The scenario consists on getting the WSDL of a Merchandise Category service, generates the web service client and deploys an EJB project in Jboss.

<u>Prerequisites:</u>

To be able to execute these steps, the following prerequisites have to be taken into consideration:

  • Jboss is installed and configured ;
  • A user in the backend system is available.

<u>Execution Steps:</u>

1-     Get the WSDL of the service from the backend system. k.       If you have generated a web service using the session bean, you could check the deployed services using (http://localhost:8080/jbossws/services )

l.        In case you want to test your web service, you might use SAOPUI tool which could be download from (http://www.soapui.org/ )

      


[[1] | #_ftnref1]General Communication Parameters  

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