New in Lawson Smart Office is the support for calling a web service in a Mashup. Now we did have REST support in 9.1.3 and using the template XML functionality it was possible to make a SOAP request to get data. What is new in 10.0.0 is the ability to point to a WSDL, call it and get the TYPED objects back. So you don’t work with XML, but the actual types that are described in the WSDL. How can you try this new feature?
You use one of the Data Service controls in your mashup. For example select Insert Control -> DataService -> DataListPanel. As a service type you can choose between REST, MI (M3 API) and WS. Now if you want to use M3 APS I would recommend the MIPanels but the access to M3 API is available as a Data Service as well. Continue reading →
I’ll show you how easy it is to create a Mashup that connects a S3 Form and data from Contract Management, a Landmark Application. In Lawson Smart Office 9.1.2 we introduced three new DataService controls; the DataPanel, DataListPanel and DataDetailPanel.
In the first version we added support for making REST http calls to web services as well as making M3 API Calls. In 9.1.3 we added support for a Landmark DataService. If you like to implement and plugin your own DataService as part if using LSO SDK that is as simple as implementing an Interface (IDataService) and registering your service. Continue reading →