Using the adapter

Use the SOAP Adapter to either invoke a Web service by sending a request message and processing the response, or in the implementation of a Web service.

Note that two adapters are used in communicating between the map and the Web service:

  • The SOAP Adapter
  • A transport adapter, such as an HTTP adapter

There are two primary usage scenarios for the SOAP Adapter:

  • As a consumer of Web services
  • As a provider of Web services

See HCL Link Introduction for more information about Web services.