As of WebFOCUS Release 8, WebFOCUS RESTful web services have been introduced. RESTful web services are developed on the REpresentational State Transfer (REST) architecture. Any applications that have been built in development environments such as Visual Studio .NET and Java should now be using WebFOCUS RESTful web services to integrate with WebFOCUS Release 8. These web services provide comprehensive integration that can be used for tasks such as security maintenance, running WebFOCUS reports, and ReportCaster scheduling.
WebFOCUS SOAP web services are only being supported in WebFOCUS Release 8 for migrated environments. This means that WebFOCUS SOAP web services can only run WebFOCUS reports in WebFOCUS Release 8 against a migrated folder structure.
The following image shows an example of the folder structure that is currently supported when using WebFOCUS SOAP web services.
As of WebFOCUS Release 8, only the webFocusRunFex operation is being supported to run WebFOCUS reports against a migrated environment. In addition, the MREDeleteDomainfromGroup operation is not supported.
The ability to create a WSDL file making a specific WebFOCUS report its own web service operation is no longer supported in WebFOCUS Release 8. Over time, applications built in development environments such as Visual Studio .NET and Java should be modified to use WebFOCUS RESTful web services to integrate with WebFOCUS Release 8.