Do you know good SOAP (wsdl) client for Emacs?

I try C-x C-e but get error:

(soap-load-wsdl-from-url "http://www.dneonline.com/calculator.asmx?WSDL")

progn: Symbol’s function definition is void: soap-load-wsdl-from-url

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    The above works for me: try M-x load-library RET soap-client.
    – NickD
    Commented May 24, 2023 at 15:38

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There is soap-client.el in core Emacs as well as in GNU ELPA.

The commentary at the top of the file says:

;;; Commentary:
;; To use the SOAP client, you first need to load the WSDL document for the
;; service you want to access, using `soap-load-wsdl-from-url'.  A WSDL
;; document describes the available operations of the SOAP service, how their
;; parameters and responses are encoded.  To invoke operations, you use the
;; `soap-invoke' method passing it the WSDL, the service name, the operation
;; you wish to invoke and any required parameters.
;; Ideally, the service you want to access will have some documentation about
;; the operations it supports.  If it does not, you can try using
;; `soap-inspect' to browse the WSDL document and see the available operations
;; and their parameters.
  • Do you have some example how use this client? I try M-x , but can't find command "soap-load-wsdl-from-url" Commented May 23, 2023 at 20:45
  • It's not a command, so you have to call it like this: M-: (soap-load-wsdl-from-url "https://path/to/wherever/the/wsdl/file/lives"). Do C-h f soap-load-wsdl-from-url.
    – NickD
    Commented May 23, 2023 at 23:16
  • It does not contain any commands: it's a pure function library, so you have to write your own program(s) to call its functions. There is an example file jira2.el on the website that interfaces with JIRA through SOAP, but it too is a pure library : functions that you can call from your own programs.
    – NickD
    Commented May 23, 2023 at 23:27
  • @NickD I'm not need to call functions from my own program. I need to test wsdl file. To send requests (xml format) and see the responses (xml). I'm use fot this the desktop applicaion "SoapUI ver. 5.7.0". But I want to do this by Emacs. Commented May 24, 2023 at 11:17

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