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Clif, Thanks a lot for your suggestion. The example really helps me to get started. In my case, I need to query a SQL Server, format the output to XML then pass this XML to a web service. The web service will returns result as XML as well. I intend to: 1. Create a DBMS SQL flow to query output to XML 2. Create a data flow to pass the XML to web service. I'm still unclear on how to do this 2nd step & still playing with the data flow.
It does sound a bit roundabout. Does your web service takes an entire xml document as an input parameter? If so then create a synonym with a single A32767V or TX field to describe the xml file you created and join to it.
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Clif, Thank you so much for your advice. My webservice takes entire xml document as an input. Following your suggestion:
I'm not sure how to create the flat file synonym and add data to flat file manually. So I create a DBMS SQL flow that output to a flat file. Then I edit the synonym field to TEXT and paste my real XML data to the data file.
After that, I create the data flow to join the flat file and web service. After running, the returned message from webservice said that
"Processor Deserialize/Process Document failed. EXCEPTION details: Message: Value cannot be null. Parameter name: s Source: mscorlib Stack: at System.IO.StringReader..ctor(String s)"