Configuration Change

Configuration Change

The Application Summary method returns a list of the available Configuration Vectors. Some or all of the returned configuration vectors may be marked as drillable.

The Configuration Drilldown method can then be used on a single drillable configuration vector, returning a list of the entries in the vector, along with a columns Array of column description objects.

Some configuration vectors support run-time changes. The following conditions must be met:

  1. The client must have administator access (admin user/password, or open security).
  2. The row must be marked with the _update or _delete flag, or the vector with the _insert flag.
  3. For an update or insert, only the columns marked as editable can be specified by the client.

The top-level _insert flag in indicates that new configuration vector entries may be submitted.
On each vectory entry in the list, the flags _update and _delete indicate that individual vector entries in the list may be modified or removed.

Not all columns in the configuration vector support editing. The per-column editable flag indicates which columns may have insert/update values submitted. Changes submited to non-editable columns will be ignored.

The configuration vector entry will be updated in the running config, but the value will be lost on restart of the application.

To make this value permanent on restart, the value must be separately updated in the relevant n2svcd.xml file, database, or wherever the official value of that configuration vector list is stored.

Internally, the ManageApp sends a !MANAGEMENT-CONFIGURATION-VECTOR-REQUEST message to the application and wait for the corresponding !MANAGEMENT-CONFIGURATION-VECTOR-RESPONSE message.

HTTP Request

Special characters in the or must be URI percent-encoded.

The JSON Object has the following structure:

Attribute Type Description
action insert/update/delete [Required] The type if change which is requested.
configuration_row_key Object [Required for update/delete] The value of the first column (the index column) in the row to modify/remove.
new_values Object [Required for insert/update] The new values to insert or update.

HTTP Response

In the case of successful update, the following HTTP Response is returned:

The attributes of the JSON Object are as follows:


Attribute Type Description
success 1 [Required] Indicates successful update.
app_name 1 [Required] The name of the Application which whose configuration was set.
configuration_key 1 [Required] The name of the configuration key which was set.
configuration_row_key Object [Required] The value of the first column (the index column) in the changed row.
This is present for all cases, insert/update/delete.
action 1 [Required] Confirmation of the action which was performed.
new_values String [Required for insert/update] The full map of new values after insert/update.
This is the complete list of columns that would be returned by a drilldown. It will include even those columns that were not updated. The values for the columns may be different from the requested new values. When performing an insert, these new values includes the new value from the first column, which is the special index column.

In the case of a soft error performing the configuration update (e.g. value is out of range, user does not have admin authority, etc.) the response is also JSON, with the following structure:

Attribute Type Description
success 0 [Required] Indicates update was not successful.
error 1 [Required] Human readable explaination of the error cause.

In the case of a more serious internal processing error (e.g. Invalid URI, Invalid request body, etc.) the response may be a non-200 HTTP Status, with an optional text/plain Content describing the reason for failure.