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SoapClient::__setLocationSets the location of the Web service to use


public SoapClient::__setLocation ( string $location = "" ) : string|null

Sets the endpoint URL that will be touched by following SOAP requests. This is equivalent to specifying the location option when constructing the SoapClient.


Calling this method is optional. The SoapClient uses the endpoint from the WSDL file by default.



The new endpoint URL.

Return Values

The old endpoint URL.


Example #1 SoapClient::__setLocation() example

= new SoapClient('');


$old_location $client->__setLocation(); // unsets the location option

echo $old_location;


The above example will output something similar to:

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maoneid at gmail dot com
2 years ago
for some cases , ignoring location from initialization throw exception

PHP Fatal error:  Uncaught SoapFault exception: [HTTP] Could not connect to host

Better call and define the end point location manually.
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