Forum: Ruby Variable number of parameters on SOAP call?

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John A. (Guest)
on 2009-03-03 19:28
Is there a way to specify a variable number of parameters on a SOAP
call?
Example:  Ruby client that is trying to call a Perl SOAP server:

dvr = SOAP::RPC::Driver.new("http://samplehost.com:1234", "urn:Test")
dvr.add_method('vartest','user','passwd','opts')

'opts' can be a  variable number of options, so its expecting one or
more options to show up.  If I pass it something like:

tt = ["test1","test2","test3"]
dvr.vartest("user","pass",tt)

the perl SOAP client gets a one element array of an array....not just a
single array.  IE> p[0][0] => "test1", p[0][1] => "test2" p[0][2] =>
"test3" ..what its expecting is p[0] => "test1", p[1] => "test2", p[2]
=> "test3". This works fine from my perl SOAP client.

Is there a standard way to set up a SOAP function to accept a variable
number of parameters??  I can't find anything about it.
Thanks all:)
Robert K. (Guest)
on 2009-03-03 19:45
(Received via mailing list)
On 03.03.2009 18:26, John A. wrote:
> tt = ["test1","test2","test3"]
> dvr.vartest("user","pass",tt)
>
> the perl SOAP client gets a one element array of an array....not just a
> single array.  IE> p[0][0] => "test1", p[0][1] => "test2" p[0][2] =>
> "test3" ..what its expecting is p[0] => "test1", p[1] => "test2", p[2]
> => "test3". This works fine from my perl SOAP client.
>
> Is there a standard way to set up a SOAP function to accept a variable
> number of parameters??  I can't find anything about it.
> Thanks all:)

Did you try the splat operator?

dvr.vartest("user", "pass", *tt)
                             ^

Kind regards

  robert
John A. (Guest)
on 2009-03-03 19:53
Robert K. wrote:
> Did you try the splat operator?
>
> dvr.vartest("user", "pass", *tt)
>                              ^

That just gets me a 'wrong number of arguments (6 for 3)' error.
Thank you for responding :)
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