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Calling a Sage X3 Subprogram From asp.net

This is the final part of a 5 part series on creating and consuming Sage X3 Web Services. This post will focus on calling an X3 subprogram that has been exposed as a web service.

To browse other posts in the series, click any of the links below:

Day 1 – Setting up X3 Web Services
Day 2 – Creating X3 Web Services
Day 3 – Testing X3 Web Services
Day 4 – Calling a Sage X3 Object from ASP.Net

Now on to our current topic Calling a Sage X3 Subprogram from asp.net ...

The wsdl for the X3 web services is below, where x3v6prmp23.rkldev.local is the server name where the web services are hosted.


Calling Subprogram Sage X3 Web Services

Create the Call Context

Refer to the post, Day 4 – Calling a Sage ERP X3 Object from ASP.Net, for instructions on creating the Call Context.

Call the Web Service

The example below is based on calling a Sage ERP X3 Web Service that was generated from a custom sub-program. Refer to the post Day 2 – Creating X3 Web Services for instructions on creating a custom sub-program and exposing it as a web service. The code sample below displays the .net code used to call the web service.

    1. The first step will be to construct the XML parameter list to make the web service call. This will vary based on the parameters defined in the custom web service. The example below is based on web service ZWSCUSTLIS. As shown below, the parameters passed into the web service are UPDDAYS and CUSTID. The results will include an array of up to 2000 customers.


    2. The XML Parameter string will be constructed as shown below, to match the required parameters for the subprogram call.





  1. Call the Web Service

Below is a snippet of the .net code required to call the web service. The web service will return an xml string containing the call results. This string can be parsed to extract the details of the call.

List<X3_Account_List> GetAccounts(int iUpdateDays, string sAcctId)
  List<X3_Account_List> lsAccts = new

 // Initialize Connection Values

 X3DataAccessConn.CallContextClass oCallContext = _connDetails.GetCallContext();

// Complete call context 
oCallContext.CallContext.requestConfig = "adxwss.trace.on=off&adxwss.trace.size=16384&adonix.trace.on=off&adonix.trace.level=3&adonix.trace.size=8";

 // Build Input XML with Parameters
  StringBuilder xmlInput = new
xmlInput.AppendFormat("<FLD NAME="{0}">{1}</FLD>", "UPDDAYS", iUpdateDays.ToString());
xmlInput.AppendFormat("<FLD NAME="{0}">{1}</FLD>", "CUSTID", sAcctId);

// Call web service
oCallContext.ResultXML = oCallContext.WebService.run(oCallContext.CallContext, "ZWSCUSTLIS", xmlInput.ToString());
  string result = "";
  foreach (X3WebService.CAdxMessage msg in oCallContext.ResultXML.messages)
result += msg.message.ToString() + "^";

// Success
 if (result.Length == 0)
 string xml = oCallContext.ResultXML.resultXml.ToString();
   lsAccts = ExtractAccts(xml);

return lsAccts;
CallContextClass GetCallContext()
  // Initialize connection values
  CAdxCallContext callContext = new
  CAdxWebServiceXmlCCService webService = new
  CAdxParamKeyValue[] paramKey = new
  CAdxResultXml resultXML = new
callContext.codeLang = _x3Language; // Connection language
callContext.codeUser = _x3User; // X3 user
callContext.password = _x3Pwd; // X3 password
callContext.poolAlias = _x3WSPool; // Connection pool name

CallContextClass context = new
CallContextClass(callContext, webService, paramKey, resultXML);
return context;

This is the fifth and final post on creating and consuming web services for Sage ERP X3.

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Denise Hartman

Written by Denise Hartman

Denise has a B.S. in Business Administration from Millersville University, and an M.B.A. from Loyola University of Maryland and has been working at RKL eSolutions as a Sage Enterprise Management Engineer since 2007. Her main focus is on integrations between third party systems and Sage Enterprise Management. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and adult twin daughters, who are both accountants.