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SOAP stands for Simple Object Access Protocol. The SOAP API (formerly known as the Web Services API) lets you integrate applications that can create, retrieve, update or delete records managed by Salesforce,, and, records such as accounts, leads, and custom objects. 

SOAP brings its own protocol and focuses on exposing pieces of application logic (not data) as services. 

SOAP exposes operations. SOAP is focused on accessing named operations, each implementing some business logic through different interfaces. 

Advantages of SOAP API 

  • SOAP supports several protocols and technologies, including WSDL, XSDs and WS-Addressing. 
  • The Web Services Description Language (WSDL) describes a common set of rules to define the messages, bindings, operations

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