Thanks, I'll give this a try.  I'm running Windows XP and ruby 1.81.   So
I'll double check on the module.
By the way, I have been getting this information via a simple form post to a
web server runing a php script that ships the
xml out in the same form.  I don't know how long that service will run, so I
thought I'd give SOAP a try.  If NOAA continues the
web service, it will probably be only SOAP.

Thanks again.

Ernie
"NAKAMURA, Hiroshi" <nahi / keynauts.com> wrote in message
news:40F522C7.1010607 / keynauts.com...
> Hi,
>
> Ernie wrote:
> >>>require 'soap/wsdlDriver'
> >>>weather = SOAP::WSDLDriverFactory.new(
> >>>   "http://www.nws.noaa.gov/forecasts/xml/DWMLgen/wsdl/ndfdXML.wsdl"
> >>>).create_driver
> >>>
> >>>This works ok and weather is created.
> >>>
> >>>My problem is how do I enter the parameters for the function call
> >>>the parameters are:
> >>><part name="latitude" type="xsd:decimal" />
> >>>  <part name="longitude" type="xsd:decimal" />
> >>>  <part name="product" type="typens:productType" />
> >>>  <part name="startTime" type="xsd:dateTime" />
> >>>  <part name="endTime" type="xsd:dateTime" />
> >>>   <part name="weatherParameters" type="typens:weatherParametersType"
/>
> >>>
> >>>   The weatherParameters variable is an array of booleans eg. maxt,
>
> Try wsdl2ruby.rb which is included in soap4r/1.5.2.
>
> 0% wsdl2ruby.rb --wsdl ndfdXML.wsdl --classdef --force
> I, [2004-07-14T21:02:19.761942 #224]  INFO -- app: Creating class
> definition.
> I, [2004-07-14T21:02:19.762942 #224]  INFO -- app: Creates file
> 'default.rb'.
> I, [2004-07-14T21:02:19.767942 #224]  INFO -- app: End of app. (status: 0)
> 0% cat default.rb
> # http://www.nws.noaa.gov/forecasts/xml/DWMLgen/schema/ndfdXML.xsd
> class WeatherParametersType
>    @@schema_type = "weatherParametersType"
>    @@schema_ns =
> "http://www.nws.noaa.gov/forecasts/xml/DWMLgen/schema/ndfdXML.xsd"
>
>    attr_accessor :maxt
>    [snip]
>    attr_accessor :icons
>
>    def initialize(maxt = nil, mint = nil, temp = nil, dew = nil, pop12 =
> nil, qpf = nil, sky = nil, snow = nil, wspd = nil, wdir = nil, wx = nil,
> waveh = nil, icons = nil)
>      @maxt = maxt
>      [snip]
>      @icons = icons
>    end
> end
>
> # http://www.nws.noaa.gov/forecasts/xml/DWMLgen/schema/ndfdXML.xsd
> module ProductType
>    Glance = "glance"
>    TimeSeries = "time-series"
> end
> 0%
>
> "moduel ProductType" might not be dumped under soap4r/1.5.2.  Once you
> install ruby's current CVS (or snapshot for 1.8.2), it will be dumped.
> So, it should work.
>
> 0% ruby -rsoap/wsdlDriver -rdefault -e '
> now = Time.now
> drv =
>
SOAP::WSDLDriverFactory.new("http://www.nws.noaa.gov/forecasts/xml/DWMLgen/w
sdl/ndfdXML.wsdl").create_driver
> drv.NDFDgen(123, 456, ProductType::Glance, now - 60, now,
> WeatherParametersType.new)
> '
>
> ..though I don't know what is the meaning of each parameter.
>
> Just ignore "simpleType" warning untill 1.8.2 to be released.  Sorry for
> the inconvenience.
>
> Regards,
> // NaHi
>
>