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The SoapClient class

(PHP 5, PHP 7)

Introduction

The SoapClient class provides a client for » SOAP 1.1, » SOAP 1.2 servers. It can be used in WSDL or non-WSDL mode.

Class synopsis

SoapClient {
/* Methods */
public mixed __call ( string $function_name , array $arguments )
public __construct ( mixed $wsdl [, array $options ] )
public string __doRequest ( string $request , string $location , string $action , int $version [, int $one_way = 0 ] )
public array __getCookies ( void )
public array __getFunctions ( void )
public string __getLastRequest ( void )
public string __getLastRequestHeaders ( void )
public string __getLastResponse ( void )
public string __getLastResponseHeaders ( void )
public array __getTypes ( void )
public void __setCookie ( string $name [, string $value ] )
public string __setLocation ([ string $new_location ] )
public bool __setSoapHeaders ([ mixed $soapheaders ] )
public mixed __soapCall ( string $function_name , array $arguments [, array $options [, mixed $input_headers [, array &$output_headers ]]] )
public SoapClient ( mixed $wsdl [, array $options ] )
}

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hugues at zonereseau dot com
7 years ago
When you need to connect to services requiring to send extra header use this method.

Here how we can to it with PHP and SoapClient

<?php
class exampleChannelAdvisorAuth
{
    public
$DeveloperKey;
    public
$Password;

    public function
__construct($key, $pass)
    {
       
$this->DeveloperKey = $key;
       
$this->Password = $pass;
    }
}

$devKey        = "";
$password    = "";
$accountId    = "";

// Create the SoapClient instance
$url         = "";
$client     = new SoapClient($url, array("trace" => 1, "exception" => 0));

// Create the header
$auth         = new ChannelAdvisorAuth($devKey, $password);
$header     = new SoapHeader("http://www.example.com/webservices/", "APICredentials", $auth, false);

// Call wsdl function
$result = $client->__soapCall("DeleteMarketplaceAd", array(
   
"DeleteMarketplaceAd" => array(
       
"accountID"        => $accountId,
       
"marketplaceAdID"    => "9938745"        // The ads ID
   
)
),
NULL, $header);

// Echo the result
echo "<pre>".print_r($result, true)."</pre>";
if(
$result->DeleteMarketplaceAdResult->Status == "Success")
{
    echo
"Item deleted!";
}
?>
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David
1 year ago
Under IIS and PHP 7, when creating an new SoapClient, it will through an internal 500 error.

This could be caused by invalid permissions to the wsdl cache directory when using 'cache_wsdl'=>WSDL_CACHE_DISK or WSDL_CACHE_BOTH.

This worked for me:
    try {
        $arrContextOptions=array("ssl"=>array( "verify_peer"=>false, "verify_peer_name"=>false,'crypto_method' => STREAM_CRYPTO_METHOD_TLS_CLIENT));
       
        $options = array(
                'soap_version'=>SOAP_1_2,
                'exceptions'=>true,
                'trace'=>1,
                'cache_wsdl'=>WSDL_CACHE_NONE,
                'stream_context' => stream_context_create($arrContextOptions)
        );
        $client = new SoapClient('https://url/dir/file.wsdl', $options);
   
    } catch (Exception $e) {
        echo "<h2>Exception Error!</h2>";
        echo $e->getMessage();
    }
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romuloum at hotmail dot com
3 years ago
After migrating to PHP 5.6.5, the soap 1.2 did not work anymore. So I solved the problem by adding optional parameters SSL.
My error: failed to load external entity
How to solve:
        // options for ssl in php 5.6.5
        $opts = array(
            'ssl' => array('ciphers'=>'RC4-SHA', 'verify_peer'=>false, 'verify_peer_name'=>false)
        );
        // SOAP 1.2 client
        $params = array ('encoding' => 'UTF-8', 'verifypeer' => false, 'verifyhost' => false, 'soap_version' => SOAP_1_2, 'trace' => 1, 'exceptions' => 1, "connection_timeout" => 180, 'stream_context' => stream_context_create($opts) );
        $oSoapClient = new SoapClient ( $url . "?WSDL", $params );
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Stefan
4 years ago
There is a known bug with some versions of Xdebug which can cause SoapClient to not throw an exception but instead cause a fatal error.

Surround the SoapClient call with xdebug_disable(); and xdebug_enable();  to work around this problem.

For reference:

http://bugs.xdebug.org/view.php?id=249
https://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=47584
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Ricardo Pedrassani
2 years ago
If the XML have identities with same name in different levels there is a solution. You don´t have to ever submit a raw XML (this PHP SOAP object don´t allows send a RAW XML), so you have to always translate your XML to a array, like the example below:

$originalXML = "
<xml>
  <firstClient>
      <name>someone</name>
      <adress>R. 1001</adress>
  </firstClient>
  <secondClient>
      <name>another one</name>
      <adress></adress>
  </secondClient>
</xml>"

//Translate the XML above in a array, like PHP SOAP function requires
$myParams = array('firstClient' => array('name' => 'someone',
                                  'adress' => 'R. 1001'),
            'secondClient' => array('name' => 'another one',
                                  'adress' => ''));

$webService = new SoapClient($someURL);
$result = $webService->someWebServiceFunction($myParams);
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info at nospam x valiton x com
3 years ago
CAUTION:
I had quite a bit of trouble trying to make a request with fopen through a proxy to a secure url.  I kept getting a 400 Bad Request back from the remote host.  It was receiving the proxy url as the SNI host.  In order to get around this I had to explicity set the SNI host to the domain I was trying to reach.  It's apparently the issue outlined in this bug:

https://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=63519

<?php
$domain
= parse_url($file, PHP_URL_HOST);
$proxy_string = "tcp://" . WP_PROXY_HOST  . ":" . WP_PROXY_PORT;
$opts = array(
   
'http' => array( 'proxy' => $proxy_string ),
   
'ssl' => array( 'SNI_enabled' => true, 'SNI_server_name' => $domain));
$context = stream_context_create($opts);
$handle = fopen( $file, 'r', false, $context );
?>

src:
http://php.net/manual/en/context.http.php#114314
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peter dot hansen at fastit dot net
9 years ago
When you get errors like:
"Fatal error: Uncaught SoapFault exception: [HTTP] Error Fetching http headers in"
after a few (time intensive) SOAP-Calls, check your webserver-config.

Sometimes the webservers "KeepAlive"-Setting tends to result in this error. For SOAP-Environ