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Using Reporting Services SOAP Headers

SQL Server 2000

Using Reporting Services SOAP Headers

Communication with a Web service method using SOAP follows a standard format. Part of this format is the data that is encoded in an XML document. The XML document consists of a root Envelope element, which in turn consists of a required Body element and an optional Header element. The Body element contains the data specific to the message. The optional Header element can contain additional information not directly related to the particular message. Each child element of the Header element is called a SOAP header.

Although the SOAP headers can contain data related to the message, they typically contain information processed by infrastructure within a Web server.

The Reporting Services Web service defines four classes for use in the SOAP header: BatchHeader, ItemNamespaceHeader, ServerInfoHeader, and SessionHeader.

The following topics discuss the use of Reporting Services SOAP headers in greater detail.

Topic Description
Batching Methods Describes how to batch multiple operations in a single transaction using BatchHeader in Reporting Services.
Identifying Session State Describes how to manage session state in Reporting Services using SessionHeader.
Setting the Item Namespace for the GetProperties Method Describes how to retrieve properties based on the path of an item or the ID of an item using the GetProperties method and the ItemNamespaceHeader SOAP header.

See Also

Building Applications Using the Web Service and the .NET Framework

Reporting Services Web Service Library

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