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An XML Web service to access Lotus Notes information

My problem is in our company, data is entered through Lotus Notes, which has to be used by other applications (say vb). The transfer of data from Lotus Notes to the SQL server is carried out every evening. So at any given time, I could not access the latest data. One possible solution is to have an XML Web service which keeps on updating the SQL server with the data from Lotus Notes. What do you suggest?
I would suggest modifying the Notes application to "push" update notifications to a message queue (such as a JMS implementation). Applications that need the most up to date information can then look at the SQL DB plus the updates queue to get an up to date picture.

Sending an XML message to a URL (perhaps a servlet or an ASP page) is all that you need to do in the Lotus Notes application.
This was last published in June 2003

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