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REST - Read

The EWRead operation returns the encoded data of the specified record. The URL must include the ID of the record being queried.

  • Returns: the encoded data of the record.
  • Supported Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
  • Accepts a URL with URL-encoded parameters and record data. For more information about general URL conventions, see REST Interface.

In place of the usual ID parameter, you can use $searchSQL to identify the record to update, provided that the search returns exactly one record and no more. For example, if you have a unique ext_id field in Agiloft, you can update a single record that has ext_id='a0B2c345' using &$searchSQL=ext_id='a0B2c345' in the URL.

Example

Assume an instance of  Agiloft is available on localhost, port 8080 and is called "Demo". The updated record can be seen in the Update example.

The following request is issued: 

 http://localhost:8080/ewws/EWRead?$KB=Demo&$table=Contacts.Employees&$login=admin&$password=qwerty&$lang=en&id=358 

The following result will be returned: 

EWREST_full_name='John Doe';
EWREST_first_name='John';
EWREST__1576_company_name0='IBM';
EWREST_f_group_0='Service Manager';
EWREST_id='358';
EWREST__106_sw_description='Service Management Team';
EWREST__login='jdoe';
EWREST_date_updated='Dec 27 2017 04:40:24';
EWREST_type='employees';
EWREST_date_created='Dec 27 2017 04:34:38';
EWREST_rep_email='example23@example.com';
EWREST_default_approval_title='Document Approval';
EWREST_last_name='Doe';

JavaScript Example

Here is an example for a JavaScript-based client that invokes the REST interface via AJAX: 

     function xmlhttpGet (strURL) {
        var xmlHttpReq=false;
        var self=this;
        // Mozilla/Safari
        if (window.XMLHttpRequest) {
            try {
                netscape.security.PrivilegeManager.
enablePrivilege("UniversalBrowserRead");
            } catch (e) {
                alert("Permission UniversalBrowserRead denied.");
            }
            self.xmlHttpReq=new XMLHttpRequest();
        }// IE
        else if (window.ActiveXObject) {
            self.xmlHttpReq=new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.xmlHTTP");
        }
        self.xmlHttpReq.open('GET', strURL, true);
        self.xmlHttpReq.onreadystatechange=requestComplete;
        self.xmlHttpReq.send(null);
    }
    function requestComplete() {
        if (xmlHttpReq.readyState==4||xmlHttpReq.readyState=="complete") {
            eval (self.xmlHttpReq.responseText);
            alert ("Opportunity"+EWREST_opportunity_name_0);        }
    }
    function main() {
        xmlhttpGet('http://localhost:8080/ewws/EWRead?$KB=Demo&$table=Contacts.Employees&$login=admin&$password=qwerty&$lang=en&id=358');
    }