In this post I will show how to call plugin webservice remotely. If we have wsdl file then we can generate the client or stub from wsdl file and invoke the operations/methods of the service.

Before reading this post I would suggest please go through Creating Liferay plugin webservice project
Requirements

Liferay Developer Studio 1.4, wsdl

1. Create a new java project “NewPluginTest” in Liferay Developer Studio 1.4.

remote webservice in liferay

2. Now we have wsdl file so we will generate client or stub from this wsdl file. Do right-click on the project and go to New->Other. Select Web Services->Web Service Client.

remote webservice in liferay

3. Click Next. Make sure Deploy Client is selected in the vertical bar as highlighted in the picture. Click on Browse to select wsdl file.

remote webservice in liferay

4. Click on Browse again to select the wsdl file from a particular location.

remote webservice in liferay

5. Now select the wsdl file and click “OK”. Then again click “OK”.

remote webservice in liferay

6. Now click Finish.

remote webservice in liferay

7. The necessary things will be generated as highlighted in the image.

remote webservice in liferay

8. Now create a main class for testing the service.

remote webservice in liferay

9. Write the logic for testing the service

import com.liferay.portal.model.UserGroupSoap;

import in.sblog.service.service.http.NewEntityServiceSoap;
import in.sblog.service.service.http.NewEntityServiceSoapService;
import in.sblog.service.service.http.NewEntityServiceSoapServiceLocator;

import java.net.URL;

import javax.xml.rpc.ServiceException;

public class TestClass {

    /**
     * @param args
     */
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        NewEntityServiceSoapService newEntityServiceSoapService = new NewEntityServiceSoapServiceLocator();
        try {

            NewEntityServiceSoap serviceSoap = newEntityServiceSoapService.getPlugin_sblogin_NewEntityService(_getServiceURL());
            UserGroupSoap[] userGroups = serviceSoap.getAllUserGroups();

            if (userGroups != null) {
                System.out.println("Total User Groups: " + userGroups.length);
                System.out.println();
            }

            for (int i = 0; i < userGroups.length; i++) {
                System.out.println("User Group ID: " + userGroups[i].getUserGroupId());
                System.out.println("User Group Name: " + userGroups[i].getName());
                System.out.println("User Group Description: " + userGroups[i].getDescription());
                // more
            }

        } catch (ServiceException e) {
            e.printStackTrace();
        } catch (Exception e) {
            e.printStackTrace();
        }
    }

    private static URL _getServiceURL() throws Exception {
        String url = "http://portal.admin:test@localhost:8080/NewPlugin-portlet/secure/axis/Plugin_sblogin_NewEntityService";
        return new URL(url);
    }
}

 

Output

Total User Groups: 9

User Group ID: 10339
User Group Name: SHARED_EUROPE
User Group Description: For all Europe based Shared Users
User Group ID: 10327
User Group Name: SHARED_INDIA
User Group Description: For all India based Shared Users
User Group ID: 10331
User Group Name: SHARED_SA
User Group Description: For all South Africa based Shared Users
User Group ID: 10343
User Group Name: TP_EUROPE
User Group Description: For all Europe based Third Party Users
User Group ID: 10323
User Group Name: TP_INDIA
User Group Description: For all India based Third Party Users
User Group ID: 10335
User Group Name: TP_SA
User Group Description: For all South Africa based Third Party Users
User Group ID: 10319
User Group Name: USER_EUROPE
User Group Description: For all Europe based General Users
User Group ID: 10311
User Group Name: USER_INDIA
User Group Description: For all India based General Users
User Group ID: 10315
User Group Name: USER_SA
User Group Description: For all South Africa based General Users

 

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