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AWDB Web Service Frequently-Asked Questions

Q How do I determine the current version number of the AWDB Web Service?

To determine the currently-deployed version number and build date of the AWDB Web Service, go to http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/awdbWebService/version.html. The url will return a path containing the version number and the build date.

Q I've written some calls to the AWDB Web Service. Is there a way to test these?

Yes. Use the AWDB Web Service Test Tool to run any methods of the Web Service, set the SOAP request, SOAP response, and see the actual data returned. This is a powerful tool that lets users look at data or test the Web Service to ensure it returns what is wanted before implementing the calls in code.

Q I want to ensure I'm using the latest version of AWDB Web Service WSDL file. Where is it located?

The latest version of the AWDB Web Service WSDL (Web Service Description Language) file can be found at: http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/awdbWebService/services?WSDL