Can we define a Web Service as a Data Source in a Data Flow ?
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1 reply Latest Post - 2012-01-11T15:32:04Z by JP_Parkin
Pinned topic Defibe Web Service as Data source
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Updated on 2012-01-11T15:32:04Z at 2012-01-11T15:32:04Z by JP_Parkin
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Re: Defibe Web Service as Data source2012-01-11T15:32:04Z in response to panstavrHi - there is not an explicit web service data source operator ( like there is a table or query ), but you can configure a federated table or table function within DB2 to externalize a web service as a way to make use of the web service from within a data flow.
Take a look at http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/webservices/newto/db2websvc.html for some information about the options here. I haven't tried this myself, but I have used table functions to consume external data within a data flow. I've read a couple different articles like the one above regarding the use of functions for wrapping web services.