SOAP is a messaging protocol for transferring information via the internet. SOAP uses XML for exchanging messages.
A SOAP message is an XML document containing the following parts:
|Envelope||The start and the end of the message||Yes|
|Header||The optional attributes of the message used in processing the message||No|
|Body||The data comprising the message being sent||Yes|
|Fault||Provides information about errors that occur while processing the message||No|
The following component shows an example of what a SOAP API request and response looks like. Click on the Send request button in the component below to understand the syntax of a SOAP API request and response.