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panstavr
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Pinned topic Defibe Web Service as Data source

‏2012-01-11T10:51:13Z |
Hello,

Can we define a Web Service as a Data Source in a Data Flow ?

Thank You
Updated on 2012-01-11T15:32:04Z at 2012-01-11T15:32:04Z by JP_Parkin
  • JP_Parkin
    JP_Parkin
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    Re: Defibe Web Service as Data source

    ‏2012-01-11T15:32:04Z  in response to panstavr
    Hi - 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.

    Best regards,
    JP