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Microsoft® SharePoint® Designer 2010 Unleashed by Kathy Hughes

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Using SOAP to Connect to Another Site

Using SharePoint SOAP Web services, you can access list data from a different site in your site collection. Before you create your SOAP Web service connection in SharePoint Designer, a great way to verify a Web service is to call it in your browser. SharePoint Web services are called via the virtual directory _vti_bin. For example, if you refer to Table 19.3, one of the SharePoint Web services common to both SharePoint Server 2010 and SharePoint Foundation 2010 includes the lists.asmx Web service.

To call lists.asmx in your browser, type http://sitename/_vti_bin/lists.asmx, as shown in Figure 19.51.

Figure 19.51 Accessing SharePoint Web services via the browser.

Each Web service includes a set of operations, ...

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