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problems with SOAP procedure

i'm trying to use the SOAP procedure to pull data into SAS but i'm hitting a wall.

here's my code which is based on SAS documentation examples (http://support.sas.com/documentation/cdl/en/proc/61895/HTML/default/a003176696.htm ):
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FILENAME REQUEST "c:\temp\heartbeatrequest.xml";
data _null_;
file request;
input;
put _infile_;
datalines4;

xmlns:efm="http://desktop.vovici.com/EFMWebTopSvc/">





;;;;
run;
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next, i call a public SOAP web service (http://desktop.vovici.com/EFMWebTopSvc.asmx?op=WSHeartbeat)
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FILENAME RESPONSE "c:\temp\heartbeatresponse.xml";
proc soap in=REQUEST
out=RESPONSE
url="http://desktop.vovici.com/EFMWebTopSvc.asmx"
soapaction="http://desktop.vovici.com/EFMWebTopSvc/WSHeartbeat";
run;
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which is where SAS complains:
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NOTE: The SAS System stopped processing this step because of errors.

ERROR: java.lang.Exception: First Element must contain the local name, Envelope , but found html
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that the error is java-related and that the SOAP request works fine in soapUI (http://www.soapui.org ), but not in SAS suggests to me that i've got an install problem, but i really don't know. fixed docs link
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Re: problems with SOAP procedure

Contact SAS technical support for assistance. SAS PROC SOAP is very new, now available with SAS 9.2, and there are specific install considerations that must be setup correctly. I also had some challenges and the SAS admin worked them out with the keen guidance and direction from the primo SAS support staff.

Scott Barry
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Re: problems with SOAP procedure

Scott-
what's most confusing is that the SOAP procedure appears to work for the weather.gov web service:
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FILENAME REQUEST "c:\temp\NDFDgenByDay_request.xml";
data _null_;
file request;
input;
put _infile_;
datalines4;

xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"
xmlns:soapenv="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/"
xmlns:ndf="http://www.weather.gov/forecasts/xml/DWMLgen/wsdl/ndfdXML.wsdl">


"http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/encoding/">
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xmlns:dwml="http://www.weather.gov/forecasts/xml/DWMLgen/schema/DWML.xsd">24 hourly




;;;;

FILENAME RESPONSE "C:\temp\NDFDgenByDay_response.xml";
proc soap in=request
out=response
url="http://www.weather.gov/forecasts/xml/SOAP_server/ndfdXMLserver.php"
soapaction="http://www.weather.gov/forecasts/xml/DWMLgen/wsdl/ndfdXML.wsdl#NDFDgenByDay"
;
run;
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looks like tech support is my next stop...

thanks
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Re: problems with SOAP procedure

as it turns out, i'm behind a proxy, so i needed the proxy options:
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proxyhost="proxy-host"
proxyusername="my-username"
proxypassword="my-password"
proxyport=proxy-port
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everything works fine now!
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Re: problems with SOAP procedure

I ran the Heartbeat example and got the same error: "First Element must contain the local name, Envelope , but found html." But I'm not behind a proxy server! Also, the weather example does work. Have you researched this error further?
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