If you prefer not to use the Web service wizard, you can use Ant
files to create Web services and clients using the Axis runtime environment.
The Web services Ant tasks can be run in two ways: through the Eclipse workspace
, or they can be run headless through the command line. Once
you have created your Web service, you can then deploy it to a server, test
it, and publish it as a business entity or business service.
Before you create a Web service or
client using the Ant tasks, you need to complete a few prerequisites.
- Install Apache Tomcat, create a server, and create a dynamic Web project
associated with that server as described in
Creating an Apache Tomcat server and Web project
- Import the required Ant files into your workspace:
Depending on the selections made on the previous panel, several files
may be imported into this project:
- Create a project.
- Import the required Ant files. Select
- Select the following:
- Web service runtime
- Web service or client type
- Location into which the ant files will be generated
runtime_servicetype.xml - this is the Ant file.
runtime_servicetype.properties - this is a sample Ant properties
file referenced by the Ant file. You can modify the properties in this file
to generate a Web service.
- Create a dynamic Web project for the Web service or client.
Creating a Web service or client
Once you've completed
the prerequisites you can do the following: