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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎03-06-2012
My Device: Curve 8520
My Carrier: Telcel

Consuming a webservice?



I just created my webservice with 1 query on a php file, here's the code:




/* require the user as the parameter */
if(isset($_GET['user']) && intval($_GET['user'])) {

  /* soak in the passed variable or set our own */
  $number_of_posts = isset($_GET['num']) ? intval($_GET['num']) : 10; //10 is the default
  $format = strtolower($_GET['format']) == 'json' ? 'json' : 'xml'; //xml is the default
  $user_id = intval($_GET['user']); //no default

  /* connect to the db */
  $link = mysql_connect('localhost','root','X') or die('Cannot connect to the DB');
  mysql_select_db('tfs',$link) or die('Cannot select the DB');

  /* grab the posts from the db */
  $query = "SELECT name FROM accounts WHERE id = $user_id  ORDER BY id DESC LIMIT $number_of_posts";
  $result = mysql_query($query,$link) or die('Errant query:  '.$query);

  /* create one master array of the records */
  $posts = array();
  if(mysql_num_rows($result)) {
    while($post = mysql_fetch_assoc($result)) {
      $posts[] = array('post'=>$post);

  /* output in necessary format */
  if($format == 'json') {
    header('Content-type: application/json');
    echo json_encode(array('posts'=>$posts));
  else {
    header('Content-type: text/xml');
    echo '<posts>';
    foreach($posts as $index => $post) {
      if(is_array($post)) {
        foreach($post as $key => $value) {
          echo '<',$key,'>';
          if(is_array($value)) {
            foreach($value as $tag => $val) {
              echo '<',$tag,'>',htmlentities($val),'</',$tag,'>';
          echo '</',$key,'>';
    echo '</posts>';

  /* disconnect from the db */




So, I don't have idea how to retrieve this to my application:



I want that result of that query, but I don't know how to retrieve it.

Posts: 1,382
Registered: ‎07-02-2009
My Device: BlackBerry Bold 9900
My Carrier: Bell

Re: Consuming a webservice?

Use the XmlHttpRequest JavaScript object to make an HTTP GET call to your Web service URL. 


Here's an example: 


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