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web services to communicate (store and retrieve basically) with health vault. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hey guys,

     

    Are there client samples calling webservices..

    Basically the functionality that needs to be implemented in my project is to transport and store data into health vault.

    Please let me know if my understanding is going in the wrong direction.

    I am expecting that there are webservice methods which can be called to send data to the health vault. Following link show the webservice methods.

    http://developer.healthvault.com/sdk/docs/index.html

    Are there any samples..? Samples would be a great help..

     

    i posted this in one of the old threads called web service url.. but I thought it would be better to create a new thread and people would look at it..

     Thanks in advance.

    Friday, January 30, 2009 10:01 PM

Answers

  • I don't believe we have any official published samples of communicating with the raw XML web service outside of the web service documentation you refer to above.

    -Lowell
    Wednesday, February 11, 2009 8:17 PM

All replies

  • Is there a reason you need to call webservices directly as against using the .Net SDK?  Are you using some other langauge?  If you are using .Net, the recommended way is to use the HealthVault SDK (there is no reason why you should access webservices directly if you are using .Net).

    Further, I have not seen a .Net sample which demonstrates specifically on how to call webservices. A good way to understand how that is done is by looking into the source code for SDK. (a part of SDK itself).

    Or download the java sample from http://www.codeplex.com/HealthVaultJavaLib/SourceControl/ListDownloadableCommits.aspx - it is a rudimentary sample - but does demonstrate how to handcraft an XML and send it to HealthVault and get the results back.

    If you find a better sample, please let me know.

    Rajesh
    Raj HealthVault Developer Tool http://xray.getrealconsulting.com
    Monday, February 2, 2009 6:48 AM
  • If by "client application" you mean an application that runs on a desktop machine instead of a web application, you won't find any examples of doing that, because we don't support it.

    We currently don't have a way to authenticate that a client application is who it says it is, and doing so is part of our model.

    Some of our partners have dealt with this by writing a web layer that talks to HealthVault, and then having the client application talk to their web layer.
    Monday, February 2, 2009 5:21 PM
  • I don't believe we have any official published samples of communicating with the raw XML web service outside of the web service documentation you refer to above.

    -Lowell
    Wednesday, February 11, 2009 8:17 PM
  • FYI: we're working to add sample code  beyond the existing XML service documentation for communicating directly with the XML web services, but those aren't available at this time.
    Thursday, March 19, 2009 8:21 PM
  • Hi Lowell,

    Are there any news on webservices samples? That would be a great help in my project.

    Nadya
    Thursday, July 30, 2009 9:39 AM
  • No updates or anything to announce at this time-- sorry.  Still working on it.
    Thursday, July 30, 2009 6:07 PM