Before you start
Master data is the specific, high value data representing the core business entities, such as the customers, account, products and locations of an organization. Master data is used repeatedly across many business processes, functional groups and lines of business. The data quality, consistency and timeliness of this data are therefore essential for critical business processes and decision making. Master data can be used to support operational, collaborative and analytical processing.
WebSphere Customer Center (WCC) is a transactional Master Data Management application that holds master data about parties in an enterprise. Parties could be customers, supplier, employees, and so on. User interfaces or other applications in the enterprise need to invoke WCC to get access to this master data. WCC runs on a Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE) platform and provides a Web services (WS) interface for client application to invoke.
This tutorial illustrates how to invoke WCC Web services with their related configurations. It provides a step-by-step guide to build a Web services client under four different scenarios. The purpose of this guide is to help you quickly adopt WCC Web services.
This tutorial teaches you how to create, configure, deploy and test a Web services client for WCC. It shows four different scenarios using Web services in secure, non-secure, transactional and non-transactional mode.
You need the following software before you can program and invoke Web services for WCC:
- WebSphere Customer Center (WCC) 7.0.x
- WebSphere Application Server (WAS) 22.214.171.124
- Rational Application Developer (RAD) 7.0.x with WAS 6.0 test environment
For installation of these prerequisites, we refer you to their respective installation manuals. WCC 7.0 has to be installed on WAS6.0 with the default settings. A default WCC installation does not enable WAS6.0 Global Security.
You should have a basic knowledge of using RAD to create Java EE applications.
The sample code for all the scenarios in this tutorial can be downloaded (See Downloads). You can import the WCCWebServiceTest.EAR file into your workspace to get all the sample code or create the JSP pages below manually.