Is there a SOAP module that can do this...?

thebjorn BjornSteinarFjeldPettersen at gmail.com
Thu Sep 11 11:50:57 CEST 2008


On Sep 10, 9:44 pm, Waldemar Osuch <waldemar.os... at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sep 10, 1:23 pm, thebjorn <BjornSteinarFjeldPetter... at gmail.com>
> wrote:> I've been trying to use SOAPpy and ZSI (with and without the use of
> > wsdl2py) to communicate with a SOAP server (looks like it's a WebLogic
> > server(?) in front of some enterprise java bean) and not having much
> > luck.  I got them to send me an example of what the bytes on the wire
> > are supposed to look like (attached below), and I got it to "work" by
> > going lo-tech:
>
> If you are willing to go low tech you can tryhttp://effbot.org/downloads/#elementsoap
>
> But before you do that try:https://fedorahosted.org/suds
> It is actively maintained and holds a lot of promise.
> In my testing it knew how to connect to Sharepoint as well
> as WebLogic exposed services.
>
> Waldemar

Thanks for the info Waldemar. I'm looking into suds now, but there's
something I'm having trouble wrapping my head around (xml isn't my
usual territory, so this is perhaps obvious to someone...) This is
what suds tells me:

>>> print client
suds ( version=0.2.9 )

service ( InboundLegacyDataService )
        prefixes:
                ns0 = "http://no/brreg/BReMS/WebService/services"
        methods (2):
                getInfo()
                submitMessage(xs:string cpaid, xs:string securityKey,
xs:string message, )
        types (4):
                submitMessage
                submitMessageResponse
                getInfo
                getInfoResponse

The method I'm interested in is submitMessage and in particular the
``xs:string message`` parameter.  I've been provided with three xsd
files that I'm almost 100% sure defines the format of the xml in the
message (it defines the JegerproveInn sub-structure), but it looks
like that has to be wrapped in a SOAP:Envelope, including the <?xml..>
declaration before being stuffed into the xs:string message parameter,
before that in turn is wrapped in an env:Envelope... Am I on the right
track?

Another question:  I'm assuming the xsd files can be used for more
than documentation :-)  I've found the w3schools "Introduction to XML
Schema" which I'm starting to read right now, however I haven't been
able to google up any Python<->xsd "thingy" that looked promising
(since I'm not sure what I'm looking for, this might not be a big
surprise ;-)  Is there such a "thingy"?

Bjorn



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