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Why does MATLAB not properly connect to my web service?

Most modern web services have "advanced" features that CREATECLASSFROMWSDL does not support. Some examples are:

1. Any kind of message binding beyond httpBasic binding.

2. SOAP message namespaces that differ from the targetNamespace of the WSDL document.

3. Interactive visualization and construction of a SOAP message


1 Answer

Answer by MathWorks Support Team on 18 Oct 2013
 Accepted Answer

There are two options for using Web Services from MATLAB:

1. For simple web services, use createClassFromWsdl generated stubs.

2. For any reasonably complex schema defined Web Service (this includes most web services), the best option is to use a java based library like axis or cxf and their wsdl2java tool to create java stubs (client side interfaces for the Web Service).

As an example, for the following WSDL:

 <xsd:complexType name="phone">
     <xsd:element name="areaCode" type="xsd:int"/>
     <xsd:element name="exchange" type="xsd:string"/>
     <xsd:element name="number" type="xsd:string"/>

WSDL2Java in Axis would generate:

 public class Phone implements {
   public Phone() {...}
   public int getAreaCode() {...}
   public void setAreaCode(int areaCode) {...}
   public java.lang.String getExchange() {...}
   public void setExchange(java.lang.String exchange) {...}
   public java.lang.String getNumber() {...}
   public void setNumber(java.lang.String number) {...}
   public boolean equals(Object obj) {...}
   public int hashCode() {...}

The above example has been taken from Axis user guide on

The generated stubs can then be used in MATLAB as Java objects.


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