The xAssets API - Method : WebSaveSpecial


Execute a SaveSpecial method, optionally with XML data, into the xAssets database for your instance


Parameter : sHash

sHash : The hash returned from the logon function

Parameter : sUserName

sUserName : The username of the logged on user

Parameter : sDatabase

sDatabase : The database name of your instance

Parameter : sIP

sIP : Your IP address. This must match your web facing IP address

Parameter : sXML

The XML to be saved, or the XML parameter where the specific SaveSpecial method requires an XML parameter

Parameter : sCommand

sCommand : The name of the SaveSpecial command to be executed

Parameter : sArguments

A string array of arguments to be passed to the SaveSpecial command

Parameter : bIgnoreWarnings

bIgnoreWarnings : Normally this is set to false. If true, warning triggers will be ignored and the data will either save or raise an error

Parameter : sDNS

sDNS : The DNS path of your instance

Parameter : lPort

lPort : The port of your instance (normally 443)

Parameter : sScheme

sScheme : This is always "https"

Parameter : sNonce

sNonce : This must be the nonce passed to you by the logon function

Parameter : datNonce

datNonce : This must be the nonce date passed to you by the logon function

Syntax and Examples

Restful syntax with Microsoft Visual Basic

Example 1

    Imports System.Text
    Imports Newtonsoft.Json.Linq
    Public Module Module1

        Public Sub Main()


                '   Enter your API key and company database name in these variables

                Dim _db As String = "mycompany"
                Dim apikey As String = "YOURAPIKEY"

                '   Open a web client to login

                Dim web As New System.Net.WebClient()

                Dim urlroot as String = "https://" & _db & ""
                Dim json As String = web.DownloadString(urlroot & "/api.ashx?apikey=" & apikey & "&database=" & _db & "&command=apilogon")

                '   Check the login for errors

                Dim o As JObject = JObject.Parse(json)
                Dim e As String = GetResultFromJson(o, "error")
                If e <> "" Then
                    Throw New Exception(e)
                End If

                '   Store the login hash, nonce and noncedate

                Dim hash As String = GetResultFromJson(o, "hash")
                Dim nonce As String = GetResultFromJson(o, "nonce")
                Dim noncedate As Date = CDate(GetResultFromJson(o, "noncetime"))

                If hash = "" Then
                    Throw New Exception("Unexpected error - a hash was not returned from the API logon process")
                End If

                Console.WriteLine("Logged on OK")

                '   Open a new web client to perform the API call

                web = New System.Net.WebClient()

                '   Add the authorization header

                web.Headers.Add("Authorization", "Bearer " & hash)
                web.Headers.Add("Sec", _db & "|" & nonce & "|" & Format(noncedate, "dd-MMM-yyyy HH:mm:ss") & "|" & Format(noncedate, "fff"))

                '   Perform the actual API call

                Dim url as String = urlroot & "/api.ashx?command=WebSaveSpecial
                Dim data As String = web.DownloadString(url.ToString)

                '   Parse and output the data

                Dim ob As JObject = JObject.Parse(data)
                Dim err As String = GetResultFromJson(ob, "error")
                If err <> "" Then
                    Throw New Exception(err)
                End If
                Dim xml As String = GetResultFromJson(ob, "returncode")

                Console.WriteLine("Finished - Press enter to close")
                Catch ex As Exception
                Console.WriteLine("Error:" & ex.Message & " - Press enter to close")
            End Try


        End Sub

        Private Function GetResultFromJson(o As JObject, sFind As String) As String

            For Each res As JObject In o.SelectTokens("data[*]")
                If res("type").Value(Of String) = sFind Then
                    Return res("value").ToString
                End If

            Return ""

        End Function
    End Module

SOAP Syntax with Microsoft Visual Basic

Example 1

    Return w.WebSaveSpecial(sHash, sUserName, sDatabase, sIP, sXML, sCommand, sArguments, bIgnoreWarnings, sDNS, lPort, sScheme, sNonce, datNonce)

AMSX Syntax

Example 1

AMSX is an internal language and does not need to access web services to execute

XCS Syntax

Example 1

XCS access the server through a web browser. API calls can be executed directly from API Commands using Server.API, Server.Save and Server.SaveSpecial

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