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5 Days of Sage X3 Web Services (Day 1)

Sage X3 Web Services

Setting Up Web Services

Web services can be useful in providing real-time interfaces between any ERP System and an external 3rd party or custom application. Sage ERP X3 Web Services can be used to expose custom or existing Sage ERP X3 objects and functions as web services.

This is the first in a series of 5 posts which will step through examples of creating and consuming web services for Sage ERP X3. Here's a summary of the other 4 posts in this series if you'd like to jump to another topic:

Creating Web Services (Day 2)
Testing Web Services (Day 3)
Calling a Sage X3 Object from ASP.NET (Day 4)
Calling a Sage X3 Program from ASP.NET (Day 5)

Now on to our current topic Setting Up Web Services ...

Setting up Web Services in Sage X3

The first step in using web services in Sage X3 is to enable web services.

  • Log on to the Safe X3 Console as the administrator.

    Safe X3 Console

  • The following screen will appear.

    Sage X3 V1 management console screen

  • Select "Web servers" from the left panel, then click "Webservices" at the top. ***

    Sage X3 V1 management console screen

    *** If the following error appears, make the sure ADXADMIN service has been started.

Sage X3 ConnectionFailure

  • Expand the folder to be published, click on the server name, and click "Add".
  • Make sure the new node is selected, and populate the connection parameters. To maintain a parameter value, double-click the parameter. A parameter prompt box will appear.

    Sage X3 Web Services Enter Parameter Screen

  • Populate the parameters as shown below:
    • pool.def.alias – This is the alias for the web services. I normally set this to the name of the X3 folder.
    • pool.def.userid – This is the X3 admin user id.
    • pool.def.password – This is the password for the above X3 user id.
    • pool.def.osuserid – This is the windows user id.
    • pool.def.ospassword – This is the password for the above user id.
    • pool.def.maxsize and pool.def.initsize - By default, 2 licenses are available, so this could be set to 2. If web services are enabled on more than 1 folder, a license must be available for each one. By setting this to 1, web services can be enabled on another folder with the initial 2 licenses.
  • Click "Apply" to save the changes.

Stay Tuned for Day 2

This is the first post in deploying Sage X3 Web Services. The next post (Day 2) will step through creating web services from within Sage X3, the next blog in this series will post on May 31, 2017.

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