Today I come across an issue while trying to consume a third party web service for B2B integration project. The web service has been hosted on some port i.e. 8097 other then default 80 port for IIS. When I try to add the web service reference in to my VS 2008/ ASP.Net 2.0 project it gives me this error:
Metadata contains a reference that cannot be resolved: 'http://test.org/myservice/service.asmx?wsdl'.
There was an error downloading 'http:// test.org/myservice/service.asmx?wsdl '.
Unable to connect to the remote server
The web service i have been trying to include in my project was hosted at 'http://test.org:8097/myservice/service.asmx'
I 'Binged' the problem, but I can't find anything, lot of people have put this problem but I didn't found any solution..
Here are the steps I took in order to resolve this problem:
- Add this web reference 'http://test.org:8097/myservice/service.asmx?wsdl' instead of default, it will generate the proxy but still you won't be able to call the web service.
- Next step is to go to Settings.settings in property folder of you project, open it you'll find a URL entry for your web service, its type is 'Web Service URL'. Go and change its value to 'http://test.org:8097/myservice/service.asmx'
- Now check the web.config entry for your web service URL and make sure that it points to the correct URL with port included in it. [you need to do this step if the web service URL behavior is 'dynamic' ]