There's a World Outside my FileMaker - Web Services for the Masses

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Session Description

Many organizations offer web services. These can be used to access information and perform CRUD operations on their databases. They could also be as simple as receiving current exchange rates, or as complex as performing multiple shipping requests. During this session we'll begin with simple SOAP-based services which can be accessed using plug-ins to retrieve information. From there we move on to look at creating your own web services (again using plug-ins) to make your FileMaker scripts accessible 'from anywhere'. While plug-ins make it easy to deploy web services, sometimes for complex b2b-type solutions this isn't enough, at which point CWP comes to the rescue, and we will explore ways in which you can interact with more complex remote services or where there are additional requirements. Finally, we'll look at ways in which you can use FileMaker scripting to access non-SOAP based XML web services.

Products & Technologies
  • Web Services
  • SOAP
  • XML
  • Plug-ins
  • PHP
  • CWP
What You Will Learn
  • Various methods to interact with SOAP-based web services from your database
  • Deploy web services to allow others to interact with your data
  • Advanced methods for b2b and 'backend' communication with FileMaker
  • SOAP won't wash? - utilizing other XML-based web services