The latest release of WebClient, 1.4.12, brings compatibility with the Apache Axis web service platform. Apache Axis is an open source java-based implementation that is embedded in many software products, including Apple’s WebObjects, BEA’s WebLogic, IBM’s WebSphere, and many others.

One use of Axis is to create and control IBM DB2 Web Query reports from WebClient/Websydian-based applications. Web Query reports can then be tightly integrated with the CA Plex-based application, resulting in a BI information that is easily accessible – without navigating the Web Query menu system. IBM publishes their SOAP API/SDK. Here is a link to one IBM article in IBM System Magazine. This article contains code samples, which can be implemented in a number of ways including using Websydian TransacXML or Java source code.