Category: web services

Passing an array of objects when calling a document/literal web service with perl soap::lite

One recent problem I encountered was that I had to write a PERL client for an existing document/literal web service. The service is using polymorphism– there are two methods:

Product[] getProducts1(Products[] products1);
Product[] getProducts2();

“Product” is only an interface. Product1 and Product2 are concret classes that implement the “product’ interface. and the objects in the products array are either Product1 objects or Product2 objects;

Interface Product {
    public String getName();

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