External Web Services

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Jan'13

Updating a SharePoint list with external web services data (Part 4)

In our last post, we connected to the ADP web service, retrieved a dataset and displayed the results in a console window. This data will be used to update a SharePoint list in the following manner:

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19

Jan'13

Updating a SharePoint list with external web services data (Part 3)

In part 3 we will be building a simple web service request with C#.NET code. List myList = new List(); The first thing we must do is initialize the web proxy client object. To begin using the web service proxy client object that was generated by adding a web reference to the GetEmployeePersonalInfo WSDL, we need to add a reference to its namespace using project namespaces. This can be done by adding the following line to the Program.cs source file.

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18

Jan'13

Updating a SharePoint list with an external data source (Part 2)

Our goal in Part 2 will be to write an application that can access the ADP Employease web service and retrieve and display data. In order to simplify the code and display process, we will be creating a console application in Visual Studio. Make sure to target Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0

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16

Jan'13

Updating a SharePoint list with external web services data (Part 1)

Have you ever wanted to update a SharePoint list with data from a web service? Web services are designed to provide the means for software to connect to other software applications. Although there are many software packages that automate integration between SharePoint and other systems, writing your own code to access a web service and integrate it into SharePoint is also a possibility that is well within the skill set of the average programmer. By leveraging the SharePoint Object model, you can write a program that will retrieve data from a web service and update items in a SharePoint list.

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