Instructions to Use Firefox's Firebug Addon to Debug Webservices

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Use Firefox's Firebug Addon to Debug Webservices

In our previous post, we looked at Creating REST Webservices Provider in less than 15 Minutes. The instructions below, are a continuation of the previous post and shows users how to use Firefox's Firebug add-on to test the REST Webservice Provider we just created.

In our scenario, the EBI 3 REST Webservice will be returning the EBI ProcessID as a property in the Response Headers. With help from Firebug, we will be able to see the ProcessID property.

Note: Users will need to download the Firefox browser to be able to use the instructions below.

Step 1 - Download Firefox's Firebug Addon

The first step the EBI user needs to take is download Firefox's Firebug.

It can be downloaded here:

EXTOL Business Integrator (EBI) 3 Download Firefox's Firebug Addon

Step 2 - Start Webservice Provider

We will want to start the EBI 3 Webservice Provider, if it has not started.

Users can refer to Starting Local Server in the previous post.

Step 3 - Active Firefox's Firebug

Open up the Firefox Browser and activate Firebug

Initially, the Firebug icon might be greyed out (below)

EXTOL Business Integrator (EBI) 3 Firefox Firebug De-Activated

If the Firebug icon is greyed out, click on it, to activate Firebug (below)

EXTOL Business Integrator (EBI) 3 Firefox Firebug Activated

Once Firebug is activated, we should see a lower control panel for Firebug.

EXTOL Business Integrator (EBI) 3 Firefox Firebug Panel with Activated

Step 4 - Test EBI 3 Webservice

Once the EXTOL Webservice Monitor is started and Firebug is active, we can input the Webservice URL into the browser.

In this case we will use: http://localhost:8081/ReturnProcessIdWSPRest

After hitting ENTER we should see Firebug's control panel below. We will want to expand the request GET ReturnProcessId. Once expanded we will see Response Headers and then "ProcessID"

The "ProcessID" of 382 should match the processID within EXTOL Business Integrator 3

EXTOL Business Integrator (EBI) 3 Firefox Firebug Debug Panel

Step 5 - Confirm EBI 3 Webservice Test

To confirm the ProcessID is correct, we will review the Auditor in the Admin Console.

In the example below, the ProcessID value of 382 matches the value in Firebug's Response Headers Section.

EXTOL Business Integrator (EBI) 3 Auditor Screenshot

Step 6 - Connection Error to EBI 3 Webservice

If there is an error when trying to connect to the EBI Webservice, users will see the following screen below:

EXTOL Business Integrator (EBI) 3 Webservice connection error Screenshot

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