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NAME

       Bio::DB::ESoap - Client for the NCBI Entrez EUtilities SOAP server

SYNOPSIS

        $fac = Bio::DB::ESoap->new( -util => 'esearch' );
        $som = $fac->run( -db => 'prot', -term => 'HIV and gp120' );
        $fac->set_parameters( -term => 'HIV2 and gp160' );
        # accessors corresponding to valid parameters are also created:
        $fac->db('nuccore');
        $som = $fac->run;

        # more later.

DESCRIPTION

       "ESoap" provides a basic SOAP interface to the NCBI Entrez Utilities Web Service
       (<http://eutils.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/eutils/soap/v2.0/DOC/esoap_help.html>).
       SOAP::Lite handles the SOAP calls. Higher level access, pipelines, BioPerl object I/O and
       such are provided by Bio::DB::SoapEUtilities.

       "ESoap" complies with Bio::ParameterBaseI. It depends explicitly on NCBI web service
       description language files to inform the "available_parameters()" method. WSDLs are parsed
       by a relative lightweight, Entrez-specific module Bio::DB::ESoap::WSDL.

       The "run()" method returns SOAP::SOM (SOAP Message) objects. No fault checking or other
       parsing is performed in this module.

SEE ALSO

       Bio::DB::EUtilities, Bio::DB::SoapEUtilities, Bio::DB::ESoap::WSDL

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AUTHOR - Mark A. Jensen

       Email maj -at- fortinbras -dot- us

APPENDIX

       The rest of the documentation details each of the object methods.  Internal methods are
       usually preceded with a _

   new
        Title   : new
        Usage   : my $obj = new Bio::DB::ESoap();
        Function: Builds a new Bio::DB::ESoap factory
        Returns : an instance of Bio::DB::ESoap
        Args    :

   _wsdl()
        Title   : _wsdl
        Usage   : $obj->_wsdl($newval)
        Function: Bio::DB::ESoap::WSDL object associated with
                  this factory
        Example :
        Returns : value of _wsdl (object)
        Args    : on set, new value (object or undef, optional)

   _client()
        Title   : _client
        Usage   : $obj->_client($newval)
        Function: holds a SOAP::Lite object
        Example :
        Returns : value of _client (a SOAP::Lite object)
        Args    : on set, new value (a SOAP::Lite object or undef, optional)

   _operation()
        Title   : _operation
        Alias   : util
        Usage   :
        Function: check and convert the requested operation based on the wsdl
        Returns :
        Args    : operation (scalar string)

   action()
        Title   : action
        Usage   :
        Function: return the soapAction associated with the factory's utility
        Returns : scalar string
        Args    : none

   wsdl_file()
        Title   : wsdl_file
        Usage   :
        Function: get filename of the local WSDL XML copy
        Returns : filename (scalar string)
        Args    : none

   run()
        Title   : _run
        Usage   : $som = $self->_run(@optional_setting_args)
        Function: Call the SOAP service with the factory-associated utility
                  and parameters
        Returns : SOAP::SOM (SOAP Message) object
        Args    : named parameters appropriate for the utility
        Note    : no fault checking here

   Bio::ParameterBaseI compliance
   parameters_changed()
        Title   : parameters_changed
        Usage   : $obj->parameters_changed($newval)
        Function: flag to indicate, well, you know
        Example :
        Returns : value of parameters_changed (a scalar)
        Args    : on set, new value (a scalar or undef, optional)

   _init_parameters()
        Title   : _init_parameters
        Usage   : $fac->_init_parameters
        Function: identify the available input parameters
                  using the wsdl object
        Returns : arrayref of parameter names (scalar strings)
        Args    : none