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Web Services refers to a system of communication for diverse applications talking over the World Wide Web. By using Web services, the application can publish its function or message to the rest of the world.
Typical components of a web service are:
SOAP is a simple XML-based communication protocol to let applications exchange information over HTTP. It is used to accomplish communication between diverse applications independent of the platform, technology, and programming languages. SOAP is a World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standard.
Web Services Description Language (WSDL) is an XML document that describes a web service. It can also be defined as a standard to describe an interface for exchanging information using the SOAP protocol. This interface describes the location of the SOAP service, nature of messages exchanged, in addition to their structure, elements, and characteristics like null allowed, minimum occurrences, and so on.
CPQ Cloud uses Web Services versions 1.0 and 2.0. Different features are available depending on which version of Web Services you are using.
To discover which version of Web Services you are using:
Click Web Services under Integration Platform.
The Web Services version number is shown under Web Service Version, on the upper left-hand corner of the page.
If you have a new installation of CPQ Cloud, or have upgraded to 2014 R2, version 2.0 will be listed.
Even if your installation has been using Web Services 1.0, you can use the features of Web Services 2.0 concurrently.
To learn more about these technologies please refer to the table below: