Xml-rpc calling question


#1

I am trying to understand the XMLRPC client library and how to use it
properly. I have looked at some of the examples and they area always
add these two numbers together. I need help in writing a client with a
complex structure of data, lots of individual values and arrays of
values, even some structures.

Is there an example of how to create the passed structure a nd pass
it. Or do I pass a hash of thelements?

Don F.


#2

On Feb 28, 2009, at 7:59 AM, removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

I am trying to understand the XMLRPC client library and how to use it
properly. I have looked at some of the examples and they area always
add these two numbers together. I need help in writing a client with a
complex structure of data, lots of individual values and arrays of
values, even some structures.

Is there an example of how to create the passed structure a nd pass
it. Or do I pass a hash of thelements?

Arrays, Hashes, Numeric types, and simple Strings are all handled the
same in XML-RPC. Just replace the simple data you’ve seen in the
examples with more complex collections and it should work fine.

James Edward G. II


#3

On Feb 28, 9:42 am, James G. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Arrays, Hashes, Numeric types, and simple Strings are all handled the
same in XML-RPC. Just replace the simple data you’ve seen in the
examples with more complex collections and it should work fine.

James Edward G. II

Ok I have tried that with the following:
server = XMLRPC::Client.new2(“http://websearch.ramaui.com/ramxml.php”)
results = server.call(“lists”,{ “dbid” =>“dbid1113086003”, “getlist”
=> “district”})

and I get XMLRPC::FaultException: XMLRPC::FaultException

Also tried this:
results = server.call(“lists”,{ :dbid =>“dbid1113086003”, :getlist =>
“district”})
and same results

finally tried this:
results = server.call(“lists”, :dbid =>“dbid1113086003”, :getlist =>
“district”)

with the same results

I can run this as the base example I took it from:
require ‘xmlrpc/client’
require ‘pp’

server = XMLRPC::Client.new2(“http://rpc.technorati.com/rpc/ping”)
result = server.call(“weblogUpdates.ping”, “Copenhagen.rb”, “http://
www.copenhagenrb.dk/”)
pp result

And it woks fine.

What is the correct initialization and call?

the actual xml structure that should be passed is this:

lists


dbid


dbid1113086003


getlist

district

When called from an unapproved ip it should come back with a message
stating so.

Don F.
Any ideas?


#4

On Feb 28, 2009, at 10:23 AM, removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Ok I have tried that with the following:
server = XMLRPC::Client.new2(“http://websearch.ramaui.com/ramxml.php”)
results = server.call(“lists”,{ “dbid” =>“dbid1113086003”, “getlist”
=> “district”})

This looks right to me.

the actual xml structure that should be passed is this:

When called from an unapproved ip it should come back with a message
stating so.

They both seem to be what we are seeing:

$ ruby xtest.rb
xtest.rb:7: warning: method redefined; discarding old call2

<?xml version="1.0" ?>lists</

methodName>getlist</
name>district</
member>dbiddbid1113086003</
string>
/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/xmlrpc/client.rb:414:in `call’: You do not
have access to XML-RPC WebSearch. (XMLRPC::FaultException)
Contact removed_email_address@domain.invalid if you have any questions.
from xtest.rb:16
$ cat xtest.rb
#!/usr/bin/env ruby -wKU

require “xmlrpc/client”

Patch XML-RPC to show us what is sent.

class XMLRPC::Client
def call2(method, *args)
request = create().methodCall(method, *args)
puts request
data = do_rpc(request, false)
parser().parseMethodResponse(data)
end
end

server = XMLRPC::Client.new2(“http://websearch.ramaui.com/ramxml.php”)
results = server.call( “lists”, “dbid” => “dbid1113086003”,
“getlist” => “district” )

END

What make you think this isn’t working?

James Edward G. II