Web services

You can use functions provided by external web services in processes by adding a Web Service behavior to an object using Object Designer. A call can be made to any standard SOAP web service method when an object instance is created, updated, or deleted. You can map the input and output parameters used by a web service method to the appropriate attributes in your database.

A wide range of web services are available. Some are free, some have a cost, or you could write your own. The possibilities are almost endless: web services exist that can return exchange rates when you provide two currencies, provide location information, give dictionary definitions of words, translate text, or even interact with external process engines to provide request and service automation, as described in the next section.

example Web Services dialog

For information about integrating with web services, see Linking objects to Web Services.