2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 24, 2009 3:05 PM by kenji776

    Simple Soap Listener

    kenji776 Level 1
      Hey Guys,
      I have an external peice of software that can send updates via SOAP messages. I would like to build the endpoint in Cold Fusion. I imagine this will be done by creating an event gateway. For this example, I would just like to create a tag that takes all the SOAP it gets passed and write it to a log file. I am not sure how to being creating an event gateway, I am familiar with web services, just not this particular aspect of them. Please let me know if you have any useful tutorials or even sample code would be great. Thank you.
        • 1. Re: Simple Soap Listener
          kenji776 Level 1
          Here is an article that has pretty much exactly what i want to do, in PHP.


          Basically Salesforce can send a SOAP message when something happens. I want cold fusion to catch that soap message and save it.
          • 2. Re: Simple Soap Listener
            kenji776 Level 1
            Hey Guys.
            I figured it out. For anyone else who is trying to use outbound messaging with Salesforce and Cold Fusion, this is how I did it. Turns out all you need is a page that does whatever you want it to do, and returns a simple soap envelope that says it completed. I almost feel like I should write a tutorial page or something, but maybe I'll do that later.

            Since your getting SOAP data from Salesforce, use
            <cfset SoapData = GetHttpRequestData()>

            That saves everything you need to a variable. Then Parse the XML with
            <CFSet xmlDoc = XMLParse(SoapData.Content)>

            Now you have a nice package to read this crap with. You can do whatever you would want to with your XML data. I decided to read just a few needed pieces of info.

            <cfset SFDATA.CCID = xmlDoc.Envelope.Body.Notifications.Notification.sObject.Child_Campaign__c.XmlText>
            <cfset SFDATA.ID = xmlDoc.Envelope.Body.Notifications.Notification.sObject.ID.XmlText>
            <cfset SFDATA.RID = xmlDoc.Envelope.Body.Notifications.Notification.sObject.Respondent__c.XmlText>
            <cfset SFDATA.MCID = xmlDoc.Envelope.Body.Notifications.Notification.sObject.Master_Campaign__c.XmlText>

            The other thing to note, for the trigger to work properly, Salesforce expects to receive a valid SOAP packet pack. Something that looks like

            <?xml version = "1.0" encoding = "utf-8"?>
            <soapenv:Envelope xmlns:soapenv=" http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/" xmlns:xsd=" http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns:xsi=" http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
            <notifications xmlns=" http://soap.sforce.com/2005/09/outbound">

            From what I can tell it must be the very first, and probably only thing returned. I put that at the top of my page, and wrapped the rest of my code in CFSilent to make sure nothing else was generated. Here is my full sample.

            I hope this helps somebody out there. Took me a while to figure out.