Integration with Bullhorn SOAP webservice API using Coldfusion
I am starting to work on integrating SOAP Bullhorn web services using Coldfusion 8. I am having problems with authentication - getting session. I've tried doing it like someone did here :
<cfset session_arg = structnew()> <cfset session_arg.username = 'xxxxxx'> <cfset session_arg.password = 'xxxxxxx'> <cfset session_arg.apiKey = 'xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx'> <cfinvoke webservice = "https://api.bullhornstaffing.com/webservices-2.0/?wsdl" method = "startSession" returnvariable = "bhSession" argumentcollection = "#session_arg#"> </cfinvoke>
I replaced the 1.1 endpoint with the webservice 2.0 access point. startSession () is working all right, but I have to get the session value using getSession (), but it is not available in the returned object - this is a function from the parent class.
I tried using bhSession.super.getSession () but that didn't work either.
I would be grateful for any suggestion on how to approach this integration:
Should I completely leave cfinvoke / createObject and continue with CFHTTP and make soap envelopes manually?
or maybe use some Java library for the integration?
or maybe use API version 1.1.
SOAP response I am getting using soapUI:
<S:Envelope xmlns:S="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/"> <S:Body> <ns2:startSessionResponse xmlns:ns2="http://apiservice.bullhorn.com/"> <return> <session>THE_SESSION_VAR</session> <corporationId>COPRPORATION_ID</corporationId> <userId>USER_ID</userId> </return> </ns2:startSessionResponse> </S:Body> </S:Envelope>
Everything is good. It seems like the right way would be the right decision.
Thank you for your help. Lucas
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It turned out that at the end.
Must use GetSOAPResponse to get actual response.
Sample code if anyone is interested:
<cfscript> webservice = createObject("webservice", "https://api.bullhornstaffing.com/webservices-2.0/?wsdl"); webservice.startSession(myUsername, myPassword, myAPIKey); sessionResult = GetSOAPResponse(webservice); </cfscript>
The SessionResult will contain the required XML.
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