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2041966 - How to convert a web form into a web service client call definition in SQL Anywhere


  • Using SQL Anywhere, we want to use a web service (URL "") of a service provider.
  • This web service has one input parameter called "xml", which should contain the XML document for the request.
  • The web service return an XML document with the result information.
  • That XML document should be send percent-encoded (also called %encoded or uriencoded).
  • On the service providers support side is a sample form which demonstrates the use of their specific service. The HTML source code for the form looks like the following:
<form action="" method="POST">
      <textarea name="xml"><?xml version="1.0"?>
<apirequest version="1"><request>
  <parameterA>value for A</parameterA>
  <parameterB>value for B</parameterB>
      <button>Send data</button>

Remark: Parts of the form source code had been highlighted in different colors to make it obvious where the relevant parts are located in the resolution.



  • SAP SQL Anywhere 
  • Web service call (no SOAP)


SAP SQL Anywhere all versions


KBA , BC-SYB-SQA , SQL Anywhere (on premise, on demand) , How To

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