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Configuring the Web Service Connector Tool to work with a proxy server

Summary Where an organisations internet access is via a HTTP web proxy, TaskCentre must be manually re-configured to force HTTP traffic through the proxy. Prerequisites TaskCentre has to be installed and configured The Web Service Connector Tool has to be installed Instructions Open the…

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BPA-8415

How to use a web proxy to view HTTP traffic through the TaskCentre Web Service Connector

Summary In some cases the Web Service Connector tool in TaskCentre runs into problems due to the operation schema not matching the real data structure. To fix the mismatching schemas they need to be manually altered in the web service tool’s global configuration. In…

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BPA-8418

Exposing XML attributes or restructuring XML data using web service connector multi-message operations

Problem Definition The XML to Recordset tool has limitations in the data output from other steps that it can process (TaskCentre 4.5 Service Release 4 Hotfix H). It cannot recognise attribute data from XML inputs but it cannot deal with certain non-hierarchical structures of…

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BPA-8427

How to configure the Web Service Connector Tool for RSS feeds

Introduction This article will show how the Web Service Connector Tool can be configured to enable web service calls to retrieve RSS feed data from a web page. This is achieved by creating a new HTTP based web service configuration which will be used…

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BPA-8376

How to Add MD5 Encryption into the Web Service Connector Tool

Summary Certain web services require you to send an encrypted value during requests in order to authenticate either the user or the application. In a lot of cases this is made up of a pre-shared secret key, a username, a password and a transaction…

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BPA-8407

How to monitor encrypted HTTP sessions from a web proxy

Introduction This knowledge base article will show how a trusted connection can be setup between TaskCentre and a HTTP/S web proxy, such as Fiddler. This will allow for the successful monitoring and debugging of web service traffic from TaskCentre and without errors occurring because…

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BPA-8344

Web Service Connector Tool – Using Basic Authentication to connect to a web service

Symptom When testing the connection to a web service it complains that you are using Anonymous instead of Basic. i.e. WSCT is not using the right authentication. The following error occurs: System.ServiceModel.Security.MessageSecurityException: The HTTP request is unauthorized with client authentication scheme ‘Anonymous’. The authentication…

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BPA-8319

Web Service Connector tool – How to map a Constant to a HTTP header

In some cases a web service may require authentication or a string passed in the header. If this needs changing or editing you may want to use a Constant. This will allow you to make the change once instead of changing every operation. This…

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BPA-8331

Sending JSON objects to RESTful Web Service APIs using the Web Service Connector Tool

Introduction JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) is a lightweight data interchange format that is often used alongside or in preference to XML in RESTful web services. Unlike XML, JSON data does not typically conform to any strictly-defined schema; rather, the expected object format is conveyed…

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BPA-8149

How to process XML with attributes

Introduction This article assumes you are conversant with using the TaskCentre DTC (Data Transformation Component) to transform the structure and content of XML data used within TaskCentre. If you are viewing this knowledge base article then you wish to process XML that contains nodes…

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BPA-8113

How to process XML with Elements with the Same Name

Introduction This article assumes you are conversant with using the TaskCentre DTC (Data Transformation Component) to transform the structure and content of XML data used within TaskCentre. If you are viewing this knowledge base article then you wish to process XML that contains multiple…

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BPA-8114

How to flatten an XML Structure

Introduction If you are viewing this article it means you wish to flatten an XML structure that would otherwise result in undesirable Null values when its converted into a recordset. The sample XML we wish to flatten is shown in figure 1. Figure 1.…

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BPA-8115

MS CRM 2011 REST Service – Merge Operations to Update

The Microsoft CRM REST Service is a service that can be interrogated to determine the range of operations and their parameters. The standard set of operations includes operations for updating objects. These update operations require the user to supply all data elements in the…

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BPA-8088

MS CRM 2011 REST Service – Obtaining related resources

The operation set returned upon interrogation is large but the internal operation structure does not allow for the retrieval of inter-related items without a change to the GetResourceSet operation (e.g. GetContactSet) for each Parent resource. For example, by default it would not be possible…

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BPA-8089