Hi Peter,

One more suggestion in case it's causing issues is that when you specify a regex for a parameter I believe it's supposed to be separated from the parameter name with a colon, so in your example...

URI path template for method: /email/{email}/casenbr/{casenbr :^[0-9]+$}

Regards,

Mark.

-----Original Message-----
From: WEB400 [mailto:web400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Peter Dow
Sent: 14 January 2019 19:36
To: web400@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [WEB400] Using REST service created with IWS

Thanks Nadir and Tim! I was confused about how to specify parameters.
I've only ever used the query parameters; I didn't realize you could
pass parameters as path data.

Now things are making a bit more sense. In the IWS "Deploy New Service"
configuration, when it gets to "Specify resource method information" for
unwrapped parameters, has a drop-down list to select a parameter's
"Input Source"; the list contains

*QUERY_PARAM
*PATH_PARAM
*FORM_PARAM
*COOKIE_PARAM
*HEADER_PARAM
*MATRIX_PARAM
*NONE

What you guys just pointed out is the difference between *QUERY_PARAM
and *PATH_PARAM. If I've got this right, this tells the web service
server where to get the parameter value from so it can pass it in as a
parameter to my service program procedure, so I don't have to do that
work. Is that correct?

So I started over with IWS. Now I have

Base resource URL: http://1.2.3.4:10010/web/services/RT0200S

Procedure name: GETCASESTATUS
HTTP request method: GET
URI path template for method: /email/{email}/casenbr/{casenbr ^[0-9]+$}
HTTP response code output parameter: *NONE
HTTP header array output parameter: *NONE
Allowed input media types: *ALL
Returned output media types: *XML
Input parameter mappings:
Parameter name Data type Input source Identifier Default
Value
PEMAIL char *PATH_PARAM email *NONE
PCASENBR packed *PATH_PARAM casenbr ^[0-9]+$ *NONE

Which as I understand it, means my URL for this should be

http://1.2.3.4:10010/web/services/RT0200S/email/test@xxxxxxxxxxx/casenbr/12345

Is that correct? I'm guessing not, because it returns "HTTP 404 - Not
found".

It would be helpful if IWS showed what it expects the composite URL for
a given method to look like.

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