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  • API LoadClass

    Hi All

    I am working on REST API's and making them was very easy until I added a new Class as in define class REST::ElectromistAPIservice Now I just don't seem to be able to get them to work when I publish to the server but they work just fine within the Web Services builder/Live Test API I think is something to do with the comment below which is shown by A5 when creating a new Class.
    'IMPORTANT - WEB APPLICATIONS: If you are using this class definition in Xbasic code in a web application, after you publish a new version of the class definition,
    'you must call the loadclass() function at least once before you DIM an instance of the class. For example: loadClass("mynamespace::mySampleClass")
    Where would I use the loadClass() function referenced above? is it before I open the page to swagger or in the REST.ElectromistAPIservice.a5xbclass file as below?

    define class REST::ElectromistAPIservice
       function SimpleCall as p()
         dim p as p = "Andy"
         p.Last = "Meer" = "Atherstone"
         SimpleCall = p
       end function
    end Class
    Any help given would be greatly appreciated

    Kind Regards

  • #2
    Hi Andy

    loadclass() explicitly loads the class so in theory takes care of any changes made to the class but restarting the alphaserver should also force a reload. Have you tried restarting the server to see if that sorts it?
    Glen Schild

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    • #3
      Hi Glen

      Yes I have tried using the loadclass() in a few places even on the a5w page that calls the Swagger page so I could test these, I have rebooted the server many times but no luck

      In the end I tested from my browser and all my calls return the correct data with correctly formatted JSON data

      I have no idea what I am doing wrong, but the browser test will do for now, my next thing is to try out the curl commands.

      Kind Regards


      • #4
        May be contact Alpha, they have fixed another issue like this in the latest per-release candidate.


        REST Service - PATCH - When defining a REST API, you can now use the PATCH verb.

        UX Component - Multi-select Tokens Control - Right to Left - You can now configure the Multi-select Tokens Control to display right-to-left

        UX Component - Control Bar - Buttons - Pre-defined Action - List Column Selector - When you add a new button item to a Control Bar a new pre-defined button type is available. The 'List Column Selector' will open a drop-down window allowing you to select which columns in a list should be shown.
        Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
        Albert Einstein, (attributed)
        US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)


        • #5
          Thanks Peter

          I will see what I can put together for Alpha

          Kind Regards