Creating Your First Web Service

This tutorial will guide you through the most basic steps of creating Web Services using DataFlex. Along the way, you will learn how to work with the main DataFlex development tools. As you complete tasks, basic concepts will be explained to you.

This book assumes that you have already completed the Creating Your First Windows Application section of the Quick Start tutorial, which, besides introducing Windows application development in DataFlex, introduces DataFlex Studio and discusses handling of compiler errors.

However, in case you want to jump directly into Web Services application development, sections in this book that assume that you have completed steps in Creating Your First Windows Application will point this out to you.


In this tutorial, you will create a Greeting Web Service, which will have one public function that accepts a Name as an argument and returns a string containing "Hello, {Name}, how are you today?".

This tutorial will take you through the following steps: