This is a template for for a InterSystems IRIS REST API Contest. It has an example of REST API with CRUD actions for a Sample Person peristent class.
To make an easy template to start building REST API in IRIS
Creates /crud web app in IRIS and CRUD endpoints to play with persistent data in Sample.Person class. It uses swagger-ui module to provide documentation and test environment for API.
Easy template with self documented API spec installed with one ZPM command or docker-compose build
Using VSCode and ObjectScript plugin, IRIS Community Edition in Docker, ZPM, IRIS openapi API
Clone/git pull the repo into any local directory e.g. like it is shown below:
$ git clone email@example.com:intersystems-community/rest-api-contest-template.git
Open the terminal in this directory and run:
$ docker-compose up -d --build
This template creates /crud REST web-application on IRIS which implements 4 types of communication: GET, POST, PUT and DELETE aka CRUD operations. The API is available on localhost:52773/crud/ This REST API goes with OpenAPI (swagger) documentation. you can check it localhost:52773/crud/_spec THis spec can be examined with different tools, such as SwaggerUI, Postman, etc. Or you can install swagger-ui with:
And check the documentation on localhost:52773/swagger-ui/index.html
To test GET you need to have some data. You can create it with POST request (see below), or you can create some fake testing data. to do that open IRIS terminal and call:
This will create 10 random records in Sample.Person class.
You can get swagger Open API 2.0 documentation on:
This REST API exposes two GET requests: all the data and one record. To get all the data in JSON call:
To request the data for a particular record provide the id in GET request like 'localhost:52773/crud/persons/id' . E.g.:
This will return JSON data for the person with ID=1, something like that:
Create a POST request e.g. in Postman with raw data in JSON. e.g.
Adjust the authorisation if needed - it is basic for container with default login and password for IRIR Community edition container
and send the POST request to localhost:52773/crud/persons/
This will create a record in Sample.Person class of IRIS.
PUT request could be used to update the records. This needs to send the similar JSON as in POST request above supplying the id of the updated record in URL. E.g. we want to change the record with id=5. Prepare in Postman the JSON in raw like following:
and send the put request to:
For delete request this REST API expects only the id of the record to delete. E.g. if the id=5 the following DELETE call will delete the record:
This is a template, so you can use a template button on Github to create your own copy of this repository. The repository is ready to code in VSCode with ObjectScript plugin. Install VSCode and ObjectScript plugin and open the folder in VSCode. Once you start IRIS container VSCode connects to it and you can edit, compile and debug ObjectScript code. Open /src/cls/PackageSample/ObjectScript.cls class and try to make changes - it will be compiled in running IRIS docker container.
Feel free to delete PackageSample folder and place your ObjectScript classes in a form /src/cls/Package/Classname.cls
The script in Installer.cls will import everything you place under /src/cls into IRIS.
Any collaboration is very welcome! Fork and send Pull requests!