SOAP Web Services Overview

SOAP web services are Extensible Markup Language (XML) applications mapped to programs, objects, databases or complex business functions. They utilize a standardized XML messaging system to send or receive requests to authorized parties over the internet. Businesses can implement SOAP web services to provide standards based processes that can be utilized by other organizations or integrated with business partner processes. Since the programming logic encapsulated by each Web service is independent of any one platform or technology set, SOAP web services provide an independence and flexibility for integration across and between businesses.

The following protocols are used to publish, expose or access SOAP web services:

Using SOAP web services, you can integrate existing business functions within your organization to NetSuite through the use of web services. SOAP web services can be invoked in real-time to perform operations such as retrieving, adding, updating, and deleting data.

Related Topics

SuiteTalk SOAP Web Services Platform Overview
NetSuite WSDL and XSD Structure
NetSuite WSDL Versioning
SOAP Web Services Performance Optimization
SOAP Web Services Governance Overview
Web Services and RESTlet Concurrency Governance

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