Sunday, February 23, 2014

Autodesk Vault Programmer's Cookbook. 1.4. Methods of Vault API services



All the methods could be divided into groups by operation types – first verb in the method’s name. Let’s look how are distributed types with more than 4 methods:

As you can see, it’s: Get, Update, Delete, Add, etc. I think, it would be more honestly to start learning right from more often methods. Fortunately, they are sorted in complexity ascending order. So in the same way we’ll learn them.
Communication with the Vault server takes the form of SOAP commands over HTTP. You can check this, watching client-server dialog with Web Debugging Proxy, like Fiddler. We can imitate this executing PowerShell code that gets all groups.

And watch the dialog between client and server with Fiddler


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