PHP Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - Version 3.10, by Dr. Herong Yang

Get_Temperature.php - First Example of SOAP

This section provides a tutorial example on how to use the SOAP extension to call a Web service provided by to get the current temperature.

To show you an example of how PHP SOAP extension can be used in a SOAP client application, here is my first SOAP PHP script, Get_Temperature.php

<?php # Get_Temperature.php
# Copyright (c) 2005 by Dr. Herong Yang,
   $client = new SoapClient
   echo("\nReturning value of getTemp() call: ".

Run it while your connected to the Internet. You will get:

>php Get_Temperature.php

Returning value of getTemp() call: 52

Very nice. This confirms that:

  • PHP SOAP extension is easy to use. Two statements are enough to call a SOAP service.
  • You PHP SOAP extension is installed correctly and working.
  • PHP SOAP extension supports WSDL.
  • is doing a great job for offering this demonstration SOAP service.

Last update: 2005.

Table of Contents

 About This PHP Tutorial Book

 Introduction and Installation of PHP 5.4.3

 PHP Script File Syntax

 PHP Data Types and Data Literals

 Variables, References, and Constants

 Expressions, Operations and Type Conversions

 Conditional Statements - "if" and "switch"

 Loop Statements - "while", "for", and "do ... while"

 Function Declaration, Arguments, and Return Values

 Arrays - Ordered Maps

 Configuring and Sending out Emails

 Retrieving Information from HTTP Requests

 Creating and Managing Sessions in PHP Scripts

 Sending and Receiving Cookies in PHP Scripts

 Controlling HTTP Response Header Lines in PHP Scripts

 MySQL Server Connection and Access Functions

 Functions to Manage Directories, Files and Images

SOAP Extension Function and Calling Web Services

 PHP Implementations of SOAP

 Turning on the Default SOAP Extension

Get_Temperature.php - First Example of SOAP

 SoapClient - SOAP Client Class and Functions

 Get_Temperature_Dump.php - Dumping Debugging Information

 What Is WSDL?

 Using SOAP Extension in non-WSDL Mode

 SOAP Server Functions and Examples

 Localization Overview of Web Applications

 Using Non-ASCII Characters in HTML Documents

 Using Non-ASCII Characters as PHP Script String Literals

 Receiving Non-ASCII Characters from Input Forms

 "mbstring" Extension and Non-ASCII Encoding Management

 Managing Non-ASCII Character Strings with MySQL Servers

 Outdated Tutorials


 PDF Printing Version

Get_Temperature.php - First Example of SOAP - Updated in 2012, by Dr. Herong Yang