Shell script

This script is a simple Perl shell that allows you to retrieve a single relevance evaluation. This example requires the SOAP::Lite module, version 0.71 or later. It uses the GetRelevanceResult SOAP method.

use SOAP::Lite;
#arguments: [hostname] [username] [password] [relevance expression]
#hostname only, e.g. '' rather than ''
my $host = $ARGV[0];
my $username = SOAP::Data->name('username' => $ARGV[1] );
my $password = SOAP::Data->name('password' => $ARGV[2] );
my $expr = SOAP::Data->name('relevanceExpr' => $ARGV[3] );
my $service = SOAP::Lite -> uri( 'http://' . $host . '/webreports?wsdl' ) -> proxy( $host );
my $result = $service -> GetRelevanceResult( $expr, $username, $password );
if( $result->fault ) {
   print "faultcode: " . $result->faultcode . "\n";
   print "faultstring: " . $result->faultstring . "\n";
else {
   foreach my $answer ( $result->valueof( "//GetRelevanceResultResponse/a" ) ) {
     print $answer . "\n";

You pass four arguments to this script: host, username, password, and the relevance expression that you want to evaluate. The host name is something like, denoting the location of your Web Reports server. After passing the parameters to the SOAP module, a call is made to GetRelevanceResult. If there is an error, it can be parsed here. Otherwise, the results of the relevance evaluation (typically plural) are printed in a loop.

Add the following line at the top of the file to help with debugging:

use SOAP::Lite +trace => 'debug';

The following line might be required to avoid a bug in SOAP:Lite: