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SoapClient::__call

(PHP 5, PHP 7, PHP 8)

SoapClient::__callCalls a SOAP function (deprecated)

Description

public SoapClient::__call(string $name, array $args): mixed

Calling this method directly is deprecated. Usually, SOAP functions can be called as methods of the SoapClient object; in situations where this is not possible or additional options are needed, use SoapClient::__soapCall().

Parameters

name

The name of the SOAP function to call.

args

An array of the arguments to pass to the function. This can be either an ordered or an associative array. Note that most SOAP servers require parameter names to be provided, in which case this must be an associative array.

Return Values

SOAP functions may return one, or multiple values. If only one value is returned by the SOAP function, the return value will be a scalar. If multiple values are returned, an associative array of named output parameters is returned instead.

On error, if the SoapClient object was constructed with the exceptions option set to false, a SoapFault object will be returned.

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philipp dot gruber at catchoftheday dot com dot au
8 years ago
If you are using a WSDL, the library will strip out anything from your parameters that is not defined in WSDL, without giving you any notice about this.

So if your parameters are not fully matching the WSDL, it will simply send no parameters at all.
This can be a bit hard to debug if you don't have access to the target server.

__soapCall() expects parameters in an array called 'parameters' as opposed to calling the function via it's WSDL name, where it accepts the parameters as a plain array.

I.e. if a function called sendOrder expects a parameter (array) called orderDetails, you can call it like this:

$orderDetails = array(/* your data */);
$soap->sendOrder(array('orderDetails' => $orderDetails));

Which is equivalent to:

$client->__soapCall('sendOrder', array('parameters' => array('orderDetails' => $orderDetails)));

Note the additional 'parameters' key used in __soapCall().
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KRavEN
13 years ago
extend of __call thats adds a retry to handle the occasional 'Could not connect to host' exceptions

<?php
class LocalSoapClient extends SoapClient
{

  public function
__call($function_name, $arguments)
  {
   
$result = false;
   
$max_retries = 5;
   
$retry_count = 0;
   
    while(!
$result && $retry_count < $max_retries)
    {
      try
      {
       
$result = parent::__call($function_name, $arguments);
      }
      catch(
SoapFault $fault)
      {
        if(
$fault->faultstring != 'Could not connect to host')
        {
          throw
$fault;
        }
      }
     
sleep(1);
     
$retry_count ++;
    }
    if(
$retry_count == $max_retries)
    {
      throw new
SoapFault('Could not connect to host after 5 attempts');
    }
    return
$result;
  }
}
?>
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bananos at dev dot co dot ua
14 years ago
I'm writing PHP SOAP client (based on php_soap extension) which uses Google AdService,
today, I tried to create sample Ad using   AdService::addAds()  and discovered that my SOAP library does not pass
"headline", "description1", "description2"  parameters in SOAP request.

First, I thought that this was something wrong with my data, coz I was getting validation errors like
"One or more input elements failed validation."   Then I decided to take a look at WSDL description
https://adwords.google.com/api/adwords/v11/AdService?wsdl

And voilà !  I've found this:

<complexType name="Ad" abstract="true">
<sequence>
  <element name="adGroupId" type="xsd:int"/>
  <element name="adType" nillable="true" minOccurs="0" type="impl:AdType"/>
  <element name="destinationUrl" nillable="true" minOccurs="0" type="xsd:string"/>
  <element name="disapproved" type="xsd:boolean"/>
  <element name="displayUrl" nillable="true" minOccurs="0" type="xsd:string"/>
  <element name="exemptionRequest" nillable="true" minOccurs="0" type="xsd:string"/>
  <element name="id" type="xsd:long"/>
  <element name="status" nillable="true" minOccurs="0" type="impl:AdStatus"/>
</sequence>

</complexType>

There is no any ''description", "headline1", "headline2", however there is another complexType

<complexType name="TextAd">
    <complexContent>
    <extension base="impl:Ad">
    <sequence>

<element name="description1" nillable="true" type="xsd:string"/>
<element name="description2" nillable="true" type="xsd:string"/>
<element name="headline" nillable="true" type="xsd:string"/>
</sequence>

</extension>
</complexContent>
</complexType>

So, the thing is when you are working with php_soap be aware of complexType extensions which does not work in php_soap when you try to do things like:

<?php

$client
= new
   
SoapClient(
      
"https://adwords.google.com/api/adwords/v11/AdService?wsdl",
        array( 
'trace'      => true,
               
'exceptions' => true,
             )
     
    );

$entropy     = substr(md5(rand(0, time())), 0, 10);
//create Ad test structure
$sample_ad =  array(
              
"id" => 0,
              
"adGroupId" => 0,
              
"adType" => 'TextAd',
              
"disapproved" => false,
              
"destinationUrl" => 'http://test.com',
              
"displayUrl" => 'www.Test.com',
              
"status" => "Paused", //  Enabled / Disabled
              
"descr_iption1" => 'D1_'.$entropy,
              
"des_cription2" => 'D2_'.$entropy,
              
"head_line" => 'H_'.$entropy
       
);

$client->addAds(array('ads' => array($sample_ad) );
?>
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Samil Abud
14 years ago
Hi,
This is a good example, for the SOAP function "__call".
However it is deprecated.

<?php
$wsdl
= "http://webservices.tekever.eu/ctt/?wsdl";
$int_zona = 5;
$int_peso = 1001;
$cliente = new SoapClient($wsdl);
print
"<p>Envio Internacional: ";
$vem = $cliente->__call('CustoEMSInternacional',array($int_zona, $int_peso));
print
$vem;
print
"</p>";
?>
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