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.|
|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.