Web service

Web services are services that provide functionality and data via the internet. Similarly to a search engine, queries will be sent from a sender, which in this case is not a person, rather a software program. The web service returns the results to the program querying it. Web services can be provided for use either internally or externally to the company.

If you'd like to, for example, find the name of a bank based on a routing code, a web service can determine and return the desired data using an operation. The operations are described using WSDL (Web Services Description Language) files. The exchange of information takes place via an exchange of XML files.

In order to use a web service, the URL with which the web service is identified must be known. Additionally, special software is required to interpret the information that is delivered.

With Intrexx, web service provisions can be consumed without requiring additional programming efforts. Furthermore, you can provide your own web services.

The current version of Intrexx supports most of the web services that are specified under the WSI Basic Profile Version 1.1. Here you can find information on this topic: http://www.ws-i.org/Profiles/BasicProfile-1.1.html.

Registering web services

A new web service can by added via the context menu.

Information about the context menu functions can be found here. You can discover how to configure buttons in applications so that they use data from the web service here.


For the action Configure web service, the user needs to have the portal permission Manage Intrexx web services and permission to access the Tools module. In order to edit web service calls, the permission Manage Intrexx web services is required.