Web Service Query

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SmartConnect 2017

Web Service Query

A web service query data source provides parameters and security information to a previously set up web service data source, that enables web service information to be returned to SmartConnect as a data source.


To add a web service query data source to a map:

1.Select create or select the Maps Quick Link and double click on the map to be edited.
2.Enter the map id and description if creating a new map
3.Select the data source button on the window toolbar.
4.Select Bulk Data Load as the data source type.
5.Select Web Service Query as the data source.
6.Select the pre-defined web service data source to be used with this map.
7.Select web service parameters as required.
8.If credentials are required to connect to the web service select the Security button and enter the credential details.

Web Service Security


9.Select the Preview button to check the columns that will be returned by this data source.
10.Select Validate to ensure the data source settings are valid.




If the web service returns a single string field a return string as drop-down will be shown. This box allows the user to attempt to change the returned string into a dataset. This option should be used when the web service data source returns an data table as an xml string.