This chapter describes how to smoothly switch from the old DPD DIS Webservices to the new Shipper Webservices. Please note that if you're a new Webservices user and never used our old DIS server, this chapter is irrelevant for you.
The URL's to which you send your XML calls are no longer the same as in DIS. The new URL's are described in each module of this Wiki separately.
In the XML calls, only a few details change.
In Login / Shipment / ParcelLifeCycle / ParcelShopFinder Service
You have to add to your <header> the <messagelanguage> field. This indicates which language SWS will reply in the event of an error. We in BeLux usually advise you just hardcode it to English by using the value: <messageLanguage>en_EN</messageLanguage>, however you are of course free to use Dutch (nl_NL) or French (fr_FR) instead, it doesn't really matter.
In Shipment Service specifically
The field <type></type> in the <recipient> segment is a new field. You can use value B if it's a business (a B2B shipment) or P if it's a private person (B2C shipment).
This is a field that will soon become mandatory in the DPD Group Geodata compliancy, however DIS 1.0 will not be updated to support it.
Simple Login example
<soapenv:Envelope xmlns:soapenv="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/" xmlns:ns="http://dpd.com/common/service/types/LoginService/2.0">
Simple Shipment example
<soapenv:Envelope xmlns:soapenv="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/" xmlns:ns="http://dpd.com/common/service/types/Authentication/2.0" xmlns:ns1="http://dpd.com/common/service/types/ShipmentService/3.3">
<street>Egide Walschaertsstraat 20</street>
You will find full, more specific examples in the rest of our doc.dpd.be page.