Create a simple SOAP/RPC web service

RPC pattern methodology is often the quickest means to expose exiting functionality in a legacy system when creating web services using a bottom-up approach. Xcentrisity Business Information Server provides a simple mechanism to create these web services using XML Extensions.

While a more complex example is created later in this tutorial, this first example uses a simple data lookup. A desired company name, which may be a fragment of a name, will be provided. The desired result is the data from the first'record for which the company name is greater than or equal to the desired company name. Note that the data used for the sample programs in this tutorial is taken from North American Numbering Plan data. The data is not complete and contain inaccuracies to render the data unsuitable for any commercial application.