EssentOne Connector Frequently Asked Questions

What is the EssentOne Connector?

The EssentOne Connector™ is a W3C-compliant Web Service that provides an Application Programming Interface (API) to the EssentOne™ Business Management System. The complete EssentOne Ecommerce Engine™ is made available through the EssentOne Connector.

What can the EssentOne Connector do?

The EssentOne Connector allows programmers to integrate external programs with EssentOne. Information contained within EssentOne that is related to processing ecommerce transactions is made available for both input and output.

What standard was used when creating the EssentOne Connector?

The EssentOne Connector follows the international standard for a Web Service. The EssentOne Connector is compliant with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Service definition, the international authority for this web protocol.

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What is the use of the EssentOne Connector?

The EssentOne Connector is the official and supported way to programmatically communicate with the EssentOne Business Management System.

What programming language must I use to communicate with the EssentOne Connector?

There no one single programming language that must be used. The majority of web programming languages can communicate with a web service. Officially, any language that is capable of using the SOAP protocol will work. SOAP, originally defined as the Simple Object Access Protocol, uses XML (eXtensible Markup Language) messages for posting information to, and getting information from, a web service. If the language is capable of manipulating XML and performing an HTTP Post and Get, then it will work. Popular languages include, but are not limited to, ASP.Net, Java, JavaScript, Perl, and PHP.

How is the EssentOne Connector API documented?

The EssentOne Connector API (Application Programming Interface) is self-documenting through WSDL (Web Service Definition Language) and ancillary documentation that shows examples of interfacing with the EssentOne Connector.

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