Installing and Configuring Apache Axis for Use with Synapta Services Builder

Apache Axis is a free SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) implementation and provides a base on which to implement Java Web services.

Before you can generate a Web service from your task to use with Apache Axis, you need to install Apache Tomcat and Axis, and do some configuration.

To install and set up Apache Axis
  1. Install Apache Tomcat from the Apache Jakarta Project Web site to the design-time computer and on the server where you intend to deploy the Web service.

  2. Install Apache Axis 1.0 from the Apache Web Services Web site by extracting to a location on your design-time computer.

  3. Copy the xml-axis\webapps\axis directory to C:\tomcat\webapps.

  4. Copy the following JAR files to C:\tomcat\webapps\axis\WEB-INF\lib on the design-time computer:

    • install_directory\EAI\IMSClient\common.jar
    • install_directory\EAI\IMSClient\IMSTasks.jar
    • install_directory\EAI\IMSClient\MetaData.jar
    • install_directory\EAI\IMSClient\Util.jar
    • install_directory\EAI\IMSClient\xerces.jar
    • install_directory\EAI\Common\mcs\mcsagent.jar
    • install_directory\EAI\Common\mcs\mcs-rpc.jar

  5. Download ANT from the Apache Ant Project Web site and extract it.

    The location where you install ANT is used during the configuration process in Task Builder, so have this information ready to enter into the Compiling Options dialog box.

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