I haven't worked with web services and was hoping someone could provide some guidance. I have read the API documentation for this external web service API and I need some help understanding how I can accomplish the following. The API documentation states:
A connection to the service is required before calling any function. This requires setting up a binding and having a valid address for the service. The sample has a function that will configure the binding, but a valid address will have to be supplied
So, I need the URL endpoint (web address to the service). Do I have to setup a remote site in Salesforce? What is the binding? The documentation doesn't include any sample.
I am only using this API once to pull data and insert into several objects in Salesforce. I understand from the documentation what methods I need to call and the parameters I need to pass, but since this is a one time pull I'm wondering what would be the easiest approach? HTTP Request/Response, parse the XML and insert using execute anonymous from the developer console?
Sorry for the novice questions. Just trying to get my head wrapped around web services.