Portal | Manuals | References | Downloads | Info | Programs | JCLs | Master the Mainframes
IBM Mainframe Computers Forums Index
 
Register
 
IBM Mainframe Computers Forums Index Mainframe: Search IBM Mainframe Forum: FAQ Memberlist Usergroups Profile Log in to check your private messages Log in
 

 

Calling a SOAP service from z/OS batch job?

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    IBMMAINFRAMES.com Support Forums -> All Other Mainframe Topics
View previous topic :: :: View next topic  
Author Message
Ed Goodman

Active Member


Joined: 08 Jun 2011
Posts: 556
Location: USA

PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:33 pm    Post subject: Calling a SOAP service from z/OS batch job?
Reply with quote

Need some ideas here.

Old system which created a flat file for us to retrieve is switching to Java. They are going to make the same information available as a SOAP service.

The information is probably less than 4,000 bytes total.

My question is, how do I call a SOAP service from a z/OS batch job?

-My research has shown that it's possible with the OMVS command cURL. I'm working on getting that enabled right now.

-We have the IMS SOAP Gateway installed, but it needs IMS TM, and indicates that it would NOT work with 'TM Batch'. I don't know if that's the same thing as BMP

-We use Control-M for mainframe scheduling and Control-M Enterprise for server side scheduling.

-We have the IBM suite of tools, such as FileManager and DFSort

Obstacles are time needed to get a BMP transaction set up at current site(especially just for a proof of concept), and security concerns for enabling cURL.

Does anyone here have practical experience calling a SOAP service from a z/OS batch job?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message

superk

Moderator Team Head


Joined: 26 Apr 2004
Posts: 4648
Location: Raleigh, NC, USA

PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Calling a SOAP service from z/OS batch job?
Reply with quote

In a previous position I was doing SOAP calls from TSO/E REXX execs using the TCP/IP Socket Services. They worked quite well at the time.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
agkshirsagar

Active Member


Joined: 27 Feb 2007
Posts: 686
Location: Earth

PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:45 pm    Post subject:
Reply with quote

Quote:
Does anyone here have practical experience calling a SOAP service from a z/OS batch job?

I have done it before. However, it was using a product called SOLA. Calling a web service is a cakewalk with the SOLA DOM API.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Ed Goodman

Active Member


Joined: 08 Jun 2011
Posts: 556
Location: USA

PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:58 pm    Post subject:
Reply with quote

update...

I got a really kick a$$ solution together using the rexx socket commands. I will post it later. It works perfectly. I can post the SOAP request and get the response back, then parse the response as needed to get the data.

Since our request/reply is so small, I can do it all in memory.

I'm exploring the cURL option now so that our security folks can evaluate the approaches for safety's sake.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
View previous topic :: :: View next topic  
Post new topic   Reply to topic    IBMMAINFRAMES.com Support Forums -> All Other Mainframe Topics All times are GMT + 6 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 

Search our Forum:

Similar Topics
Topic Author Forum Replies Posted
No new posts Batch job tunning sgandhla Testing & Performance analysis 0 Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:41 pm
No new posts MIPS/CPU consumption reduction in Batch vishwakotin DFSORT/ICETOOL 4 Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:46 pm
No new posts Calling procedure with multiple entri... steve-myers PL/I & Assembler 5 Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:33 pm
This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies. Calling REXX code from ISPF panel sanchita dey TSO/ISPF 4 Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:13 pm
No new posts Any Recommended Timesharing service c... johnmull All Other Mainframe Topics 0 Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:39 am


Facebook
Back to Top
 
Mainframe Wiki | Forum Rules | Bookmarks | Subscriptions | FAQ | Tutorials | Contact Us