How to Invoke Web Services from Microsoft System Center Orchestrator 2012?

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In this blog we are going to describe How to Call Web Service from System Center Orchestartor 2012, using the Invoke Webservices Activity

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  1. We will elect a certain Webservice for test: http://www.ezzylearning.com/services/CountryInformationService.asmx
  2. Navigate to the URL to be sure it is working fine.
    Note : If you find this WebServices retired; please add your own or add a new one
    Example : http://www.webservicex.net/CurrencyConvertor.asmx?WSDL
    All next steps should be the same
  3. Now we need to get the WSDL file from this webservice, so, either to click on the Service Description link or Navigate directly to
    http://www.ezzylearning.com/services/CountryInformationService.asmx?WSDL
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  4. Save this page to your hard drive
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  5. It is time now to call it from Orchestrator, In your runbook, Drag-Drop the Invoke Web Service Activity from the Utilities.
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  6. Set the properties of the Activity as follow:
    WSDL: Write the Path of the wsdl file that you have just save.
    Method: Select the required Web method, in this example we will use GetContients.
    Format Hint: it is Optional, sometimes it gives a result when you click it, depending on the web method it self, in our case, no Fomrat Hint is avaliable.image
  7. On the Advanced Tab, Check on the Address URL, and write the webservice full URL, http://www.ezzylearning.com/services/CountryInformationService.asmximage
  8. In the Security Tab, if the webservice have a HTTP Authentication, write it, other wise, leave it as it is, in our case, we will leave it as it is.
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  9. Add the activity of Append Line as shown, as we are going to display some output there
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  10. configure the Append line as shown.
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  11. Run your Runbook

You can parse the XML Response by Powershell script, or any other language to get your needed data.

Regards,

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