One of the most effective ways of integrating Sage X3 with external applications like E-commerce portals, data feeds etc is Web Services.
Web services enable Sage Enterprise Management to operate with third-party applications by making X3 objects available over the Internet and/or integrating data from external web services into Sage ERP X3 processes.
In this blog, we will take a nickel ride to see how Web services can be configured and utilized to access Sage X3 data.
Following are the prerequisites for deployment of Sage X3 Web services:
- Install Web Server to host the Web services.
- Publish the folder to be accessed.
- License to allow Web service connection.
- Setup web service pools using Console.
Now, let’s see create a simple web service to access Sales Order details:
- Go to “Development -> Processes -> Processes -> Web services”.
- Assign a publication name – ORDER.
- Now select the Object option and assign the object for Sales Oder i.e. SOH.
- Click on ‘Create’ button and finally click on ‘Publication’.
Note: Check the mapping tab to see the SO fields that will be exposed through Web service.
That’s it, the Sales Order object is now available through web services. Now let us test this web service:
The web service can be tested through external applications developed in .Net, Java or PHP. However, the best tool to test web services is the Sage Web Server’s WebService Tester.
To read the Order, put in the Publication name for ‘Public Identifier’ and the Sales order number in the first key box and click ‘Read’. You would get the result in green in the reply section.
Similarly, you can create, modify, delete and access a lot of actions (allowed by the object).
Isn’t it interesting? Stay tuned for more blogs on web services as we have only scratched the surface.
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