Sharepoint: how to use web services method

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I need to use the web services available by adding /_vti_bin/webs.asmx to your site URL. In particular GetAllSubWebCollection.

Sorry if this is a noobish question, I work in a split 2007-front 2010-back environment and do not have access to the server so I have little experience with advanced features.

What do I have to enter into the URL to get this method to work? Am I supposed to create a page to handle the info?


2012-04-04 19:05
by RyanS
Yes, that is what you need to do to use that method. Did you have a question about something? I don't see a question here.. - Kyle Trauberman 2012-04-04 19:08
Im wondering how to actually use the method via the URL, sorry I guess I assumed the title would explain i - RyanS 2012-04-04 19:21
This question just doesn't make any sense. What do you mean "get this method to work"? From what context are you trying to call it - Chris Farmer 2012-04-04 19:27
I mean execute, and I'm TRYING to use it from the URL. But I don't know if that's right.. What context can I call it from? I just want to know how to use the method to get a site count.. Thank - RyanS 2012-04-04 19:32
It's important to know what context you are using, because you might not actually need to use the web services - Chris Farmer 2012-04-04 19:43


Add a Web Reference (not a Service Reference) in Visual Studio. This service is a SOAP service, so you won't be able to just type a url into your browser to call this method. You'll need to send a SOAP message to the service. .NET handles this for you when you add a web reference. If you're using SP 2010, use the Client Object Model instead.

2012-04-04 19:40
by Kyle Trauberman
Thank you for suffering a student. <-- are thank you's allowed - RyanS 2012-04-04 19:49
Yep, and you're welcome - Kyle Trauberman 2012-04-04 19:52