Testing your Web services using the Data Web Services Test Client - Page 3
December 23, 2008
Testing a Web service using the Data Web Services Test Client without IBM Data Studio
One of the main benefits of the Data Web Services Test Client is that it can be launched and used to test your Web services independently of the IBM Data Studio IDE.
the Data Web Services Test Client from a Web browser without a local
copy of IBM Data Studio installed, enter the
URL of your application server and the Web service of the form:
If you dont remember this port number, in the Servers tab, select that target application server, right-click, and select Open, as shown below:
The Server Overview window opens:
The HTTP Port field in the Port Configuration section shows the port that this application server is listening on; the default port number that IBM WebSphere Application Server Community Edition (Application Server/CE) listens on is port 8080.
In the Security section, you can see the default user ID and password for the target installation for Application Server/CE. Use this user account information to log into Application Server/CE and manage the application server itself using the built-in link to the application servers management console. To launch this console, select the application server, right-click, and select Launch Community Edition Console:
At this point, just follow the steps outlined in this article to test the Web service; after all, its the same rich testing application that you used within IBM Data Studio.
Wrapping it all up
In this article, I showed you a richer testing interface provided by the IBM Data Web Services component called the Data Web Services Test Client. This client provides a richer and more user-friendly environment for testing your Web services. As I showed you, the Data Web Services Test Client can be launched from within IBM Data Studio or externally from a Web browser, with no installation of IBM Data Studio required. In the next article, were going to create a more complex Web service to introduce you to the Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformation (XSLT) capabilities of IBM Data Studio; I will show you how to transform the XML output from the Web services tested thus far into a format used for a target application.
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