Easy way to use nusoap with CI


So, I had to make soap server in CI (CodeIgniter) and it wasn’t easy for me, but at last i did it :) .
I couldn’t find any easy ways to do this on CI forum so I decided to share my experience.

first of all you should download zip file and unpack it in your libraries folder. there is nusoap directory and nusoap_lib.php.

second step: create controller for example soap_member.php and paste this code in it:

    class Soap_Member extends Controller {

    var $nusoap_server;
    var $ns = "http://localhost/index.php/soap_member/"; //this is namespace

    function Soap_Member()

    $this->nusoap_server = new soap_server();
    $this->nusoap_server->configureWSDL("MemberWSDL", $this->ns);
    $this->nusoap_server->wsdl->ports = array('MemberWSDLPort'=> array(
    "binding" => "MemberWSDLBinding",
    "location" => $this->ns,
    "bindingType"=> "http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/wsdl/soap/"

    array('member_id' => 'xsd:integer'),
    "Get Member"

    function getMember($member_id) {
    $CI =& get_instance();
    //you can access any of your models like this $CI->member_model->function_name();
    return 'Member';

    function index()
    function webservice()
    if($this->uri->rsegment(3) == "wsdl") {
    $_SERVER['QUERY_STRING'] = "wsdl";
    } else {
    $_SERVER['QUERY_STRING'] = "";

now you can see your wsdl on the same link in your $ns and test your soap server from here or from any soap client.

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Magi Kapllani

Dea Music and Art School, Staten Island