Anyone using the Experian Bank Wizard Web Services from 2E? The Bank Wizard application validates bank account details in the UK. Although there are stand alone solutions the business want us to move to using web services as a group solution. Been studying the excellent reference:
(Anyone know if a video exists of the 2013 presentation particular the demo)
but a little unclear about the custom command CRTSTBSRV mentioned in the article.
Would be interested if anyone has managed to accomplish this - thanks
wow you are late to the webservices party! I consumed this service from Experian in 2006 using Plex but if I was to do it again and I only had the ibmi and CA 2E I would be tempted to use SQL. Accessing HTTP and RESTful services from DB2: Introducing the REST user-defined functions for DB2
secondly if the SQL method proved too difficult in terms of parsing the response I would use Consume & Publish Webservices from IBMi - Solved ie scott klement Hypertext Transfer Protocol API open source as it makes it really easy to parse responses in RPG.
SQL method and Scott method has done all the heavy lifting for you compared with imo the unsupported CA 2E method highlighted in http://plex2e.com/conference/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Consuming-Web-Services-using-CA-2E-and-IBM-Tooling.pdf
FINALLY ask business if they really want the IBMi going external.....consuming external webserices is a necessity for today's world of connectivity but keeping your system of records secure comes first which is why todays IT landscape often includes dedicated software to manage connectivity such as consuming external webservices and the internal systems (such as your IBMi) connecting to this middleware instead of consuming & publishing externally directly.
Thanks George - yes I've been studying Scott Klement's excellent articles. The platform in question has been stuck in the dark ages for a while since it supports a declining customer base and the business had no appetite to spend money on it. Now sure why the business has suddenly decided to move to web services, probably a steer from the top who are unfamiliar with the platform/business (I know!). Fortunately the web services are all in-house - with have a look at those references.
I would try this first IBM PartnerWorld - Accessing web services - Using IBM DB2 for i HTTP UDFs and UDTFs