Communication with an XML-RPC server via Java is extremely easy with the apache XML-RPC library using the following snippet:

XmlRpcClient client = new XmlRpcClient();
XmlRpcClientConfigImpl config = new XmlRpcClientConfigImpl();// Setting timeouts for xmlrpc calls made using XmlRpcSunHttpTransportFactory, the default connection factory 
int xmlrpcConnTimeout = 10000; // Connection timeout
int xmlrpcReplyTimeOut = 60000; // Reply timeout
XmlRpcClientConfigImpl config = new XmlRpcClientConfigImpl();
config.setServerURL(new URL(serverURL));

Executing a command

Executing a command is also very simple, build up an array of Object”s and pass it into the server along with the string command.

Object[] params = new Object[]{               Integer.valueOf("1"),               
String.valueOf("email")             };
Object result = rpcClient.execute("", params);


Matt Reid

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