Communication with a Web service method using SOAP follows a standard format. Part of this format is the data that is encoded in an XML document. The XML document consists of a root Envelope element, which in turn consists of a required Body element and an optional Header element. The Body element contains the data specific to the message. The optional Header element can contain additional information not directly related to the particular message. Each child element of the Header element is called a SOAP header.
Although the SOAP headers can contain data related to the message, they typically contain information processed by the Web server infrastructure.
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|Batching Methods||Describes how to batch multiple operations into a single transaction using BatchHeader.|
|Identifying Execution State||Describes how to manage session state in Reporting Services using SessionHeader.|
|Setting the Item Namespace for the GetProperties Method||Describes how to retrieve properties based on either the path or the ID of an item by using the GetProperties method and the ItemNamespaceHeader SOAP header.|