Creating Model objects

Since v0.9.8, Savon ships with a very lightweight DSL that can be used inside or along your domain models. You can think of it as a service mapped to a Class interface. All you need to do is extend Savon::Model and your Class can act as a SOAP client.

You can either specify the location of a WSDL document:

class User
  extend Savon::Model

  document "http://service.example.com?wsdl"
end

or manually set the SOAP endpoint and target namespace and not use a WSDL:

class User
  extend Savon::Model

  endpoint "http://service.example.com"
  namespace "http://v1.service.example.com"
end

You can also set some default HTTP headers and HTTP basic and WSSE auth credentials:

class User
  extend Savon::Model

  headers { "AuthToken" => "BdB)33*Rdr" }

  basic_auth "username", "password"
  wsse_auth "username", "password", :digest
end

To really benefit from Savon's conventions and knowledge of your service, you should tell Savon about the service methods you would like to expose through your Model. Savon::Model creates both class and instance methods for every action. These methods accept a SOAP body Hash and return a Savon::SOAP::Response. You can wrap them or just call them directly:

class User
  extend Savon::Model

  actions :get_user, :get_all_users

  def self.all
    get_all_users.to_array
  end

end

You can even overwrite them and delegate to super to call the original method:

class User
  extend Savon::Model

  actions :get_user, :get_all_users

  def get_user(id)
    super(user_id: id).body[:get_user_response][:return]
  end

end

The Savon::Client instance used by your Model lives at .client inside your class. It gets initialized lazily whenever you call any other class or instance method that tries to access the client. In case you need to control how the client gets initialized, you can pass a block to .client before it's memoized:

class User
  extend Savon::Model

  client do
    http.headers["Pragma"] = "no-cache"
  end

end

Last but not least, you can opt-out of defining any service methods and directly use the Savon::Client instance:

class User
  extend Savon::Model

  document "http://service.example.com?wsdl"

  def find_by_id(id)
    response = client.request(:find_user) do
      soap.body = { id: id }
    end

    response.body[:find_user_response][:return]
  end

end

In case you previously used the savon_model gem, please make sure to remove it from your project as it may conflict with the new implementation.