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The annotation provides the following arguments:

AgumentArgument/AttributeMandatoryDescription
addressnoThe URI pattern to invoke the method. When not specified the pattern /{methodName} is used by default
ParameterClassNamenoThe name of the parameter class to instantiate for calling into the method. When not specified, we will pass an unknown value (?) to the method.
RequestMethodnoThe http method for the call described by this annotation. When not specified, get will be assumed as the default.
ResponseyesComma delimited list of the components for the JSON response of the REST request. Components are "return" and the names of the ProDataset parameters are the name of the parameter object.

Every invokable method may be annotated with more than a single @RestMethod annotation to provide alternative URI's for the same method.

Population of the Parameter object

The REST request to the annotated method will be used to populate the properties of the method's parameter object using the following sources:

  1. For GET requests, the query string is first parsed and query string values will be used to populate the same named properties of the parameter object
  2. For all other request methods, e.g. POST, the request entity (request payload) - when the request entity represents a JSON object - is used to deserialize a JSON serializable parameter object.
  3. For all request methods (GET, POST, ...), the path parameter arguments are also assigned to properties of the parameter object. This is performed at the end, so that path parameters, as the strongest component of the request URI, overwrite properties assigned by query string components or deserialized form the request entity (request payload).  

Population of the JSON response of the request

The JSON response object can either be populated by the return value of the method alone or a combination of the return value, the parameter object and the ProDataset parameter(s). For the return value we support both Consultingwerk.JsonSerializable derived types and JsonObjects/JsonArrays. For the parameter object we only support JsonSerializable instances. 

Examples

Classic invokable method of a Business Entity

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Arguments of the @ParameterSchema annotation

When Business Task methods are configured to return a Dataset as the method response, it's required to provide an XSD file with the ProDataset schema to be included in the method documentation, e.g.:

Argument/AttributeMandatoryDescription
datasetnameyes

The name of the dataset

schemafileyes

The path reference to the dataset schema

The @ParameterSchema annotation is optional. 

Population of the Parameter object

The REST request to the annotated method will be used to populate the properties of the method's parameter object using the following sources:

  1. For GET requests, the query string is first parsed and query string values will be used to populate the same named properties of the parameter object
  2. For all other request methods, e.g. POST, the request entity (request payload) - when the request entity represents a JSON object - is used to deserialize a JSON serializable parameter object.
  3. For all request methods (GET, POST, ...), the path parameter arguments are also assigned to properties of the parameter object. This is performed at the end, so that path parameters, as the strongest component of the request URI, overwrite properties assigned by query string components or deserialized form the request entity (request payload).  

Population of the JSON response of the request

The JSON response object can either be populated by the return value of the method alone or a combination of the return value, the parameter object and the ProDataset parameter(s). For the return value we support both Consultingwerk.JsonSerializable derived types and JsonObjects/JsonArrays. For the parameter object we only support JsonSerializable instances. 

Examples

Classic invokable method of a Business Entity

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    @RestMethod (address="/Customers/~{CustNum}/PutCustomerOnHold", requestMethod="get", parameterClassName="Consultingwerk.SmartComponentsDemo.OERA.Sports2000.PutOnHoldParameter", response="dsCustomer").
    /*------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        Purpose: Puts the Customer on hold
        Notes:   Client callable method
        @param dsCustomer INPUT-OUTPUT DATASET
        @param poParameter The Parameter Object for this method
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
    METHOD PUBLIC VOID PutCustomerOnHold (INPUT-OUTPUT DATASET dsCustomer,
                                          poParameter AS PutOnHoldParameter):

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The method parameter object properties are populated from the two values in the query string.  The request will return the serialized DecimalHolder instance:

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{
  "Value": 21.0
}

The same method can also be exposed like this:

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{
  "Value": 21.0
}

The same method can also be exposed like this:

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    @RestMethod (address="/CalculateSumTask/~{value1}/~{value2}", requestMethod="get",
                 parameterClassName="Consultingwerk.SmartComponentsDemo.OERA.CalculateSumParameter",
                 response="return").
    METHOD PUBLIC DecimalHolder CalculateSum (poParameter AS CalculateSumParameter):

http://localhost:8820/web/Entities/CalculateSumTask2/47/11

Business Task method returning two ProDatasets and optionally the parameter object

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    @RestMethod (address="/GetCustomerAndInvoices", requestMethod="get",
                 parameterClassName="Consultingwerk.IntegerHolder",
                 response="poParameter,dsCustomer,dsInvoice").
    @RestMethod (address="/GetCustomerAndInvoices/~{Value}", requestMethod="get",
                 parameterClassName="Consultingwerk.IntegerHolder",
                 response="dsCustomer,dsInvoice").
    @RestMethod (address="/CalculateSumTask/~{value1}/~{value2}GetCustomerAndInvoices", requestMethod="get",post",
                 parameterClassName="Consultingwerk.IntegerHolder",
                 response="dsCustomer,dsInvoice").
    @ParameterSchema   parameterClassName(datasetname="dsCustomer", schemafile="Consultingwerk./SmartComponentsDemo./OERA/Sports2000/dsCustomer.CalculateSumParameterxsd",).
    @ParameterSchema (datasetname="dsInvoice", schemafile="Consultingwerk/SmartComponentsDemo/OERA/Sports2000/dsInvoice.xsd").
    METHOD PUBLIC VOID GetCustomerAndInvoices (INPUT-OUTPUT  response="return").DATASET dsCustomer,
    METHOD PUBLIC DecimalHolder CalculateSum (poParameter AS CalculateSumParameter):

http://localhost:8820/web/Entities/CalculateSumTask2/47/11

Business Task method returning two ProDatasets and optionally the parameter object

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    @RestMethod (address="/GetCustomerAndInvoices", requestMethod="get",                  parameterClassName="Consultingwerk.IntegerHolder",             INPUT-OUTPUT DATASET dsInvoice,
  response="poParameter,dsCustomer,dsInvoice").     @RestMethod (address="/GetCustomerAndInvoices/~{Value}", requestMethod="get",                     parameterClassName="Consultingwerk.IntegerHolder",                  response="dsCustomer,dsInvoice").
    @RestMethod (address="/GetCustomerAndInvoices", requestMethod="post",
poParameter AS IntegerHolder):

This method allows clients to provide the Value property of the IntegerHolder parameter in one of three ways:

GET http://localhost:8820/web/Entities/GetCustomerAndInvoices?Value=1

GET http://localhost:8820/web/Entities/GetCustomerAndInvoices/1

POST http://localhost:8820/web/Entities/GetCustomerAndInvoices with a JSON payload like: 

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"poParameter": {
    "Value": 1
  },
"dsCustomer": {
     parameterClassName="Consultingwerk.IntegerHolder",
"eCustomer": [
    {
		"CustNum":           response="dsCustomer,dsInvoice").
    METHOD PUBLIC VOID GetCustomerAndInvoices (INPUT-OUTPUT DATASET dsCustomer,
                                               INPUT-OUTPUT DATASET dsInvoice,
                                               poParameter AS IntegerHolder):

This method allows clients to provide the Value property of the IntegerHolder parameter in one of three ways:

GET http://localhost:8820/web/Entities/GetCustomerAndInvoices?Value=1

GET http://localhost:8820/web/Entities/GetCustomerAndInvoices/1

POST http://localhost:8820/web/Entities/GetCustomerAndInvoices with a JSON payload like: 

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{ "Value": 21,
		"Country": "USA",
		"Name": "Lift Line Skiing",
		"Address": "Unter Käster 1",
		"Address2": null,
		"City": "Chicago",
		"State": "MA",
		"PostalCode": "01730",
		"Contact": "Gloria Shepley",
		"Phone": "(617) 450-0086",
		"SalesRep": "HXM",
		"CreditLimit": 0,
		"Balance": 50000,
		"Terms": "PREPAID ONLY",
		"Discount": 35,
		"Comments": "Put on hold: 25.06.2019 07:46:59\ntest",
		"Fax": "",
		"EmailAddress": "info@lift-tours.com",
		"Flags": "C",
		"SmartRecordKey": "000000001",
		"SmartAttachments": true,
		"SmartComments": false,
		"SmartCopiedFrom": ""
	}
  ]
},
"dsInvoice": {
  "eInvoice": [
	{
	"Invoicenum": 6,
	"CustNum": 1,
	"InvoiceDate": "2009-02-09",
	"Amount": 1829.5,
	"TotalPaid": 1829.5,
	"Adjustment": 0,
	"OrderNum": 6,
	"ShipCharge": 0
	},
	{
	"Invoicenum": 79,
	"CustNum": 1,
	"InvoiceDate": "2008-11-19",
	"Amount": 34707.84,
	"TotalPaid": 34707.84,
	"Adjustment": 0,
	"OrderNum": 79,
	"ShipCharge": 0
	},
	{
	"Invoicenum": 146,
	"CustNum": 1,
	"InvoiceDate": "2009-02-28",
	"Amount": 4605.91,
	"TotalPaid": 0,
	"Adjustment": 0,
	"OrderNum": 177,
	"ShipCharge": 0
	}
  ]
}