[turba] how to save a photo through the api --> rpc request

roman stachura stachrom at gmail.com
Tue Oct 28 21:30:55 UTC 2008

Jan Schneider schrieb:
> Zitat von roman stachura <stachrom at gmail.com>:
>> Jan Schneider schrieb:
>>> Zitat von roman stachura <stachrom at gmail.com>:
>>>> Michael Rubinsky schrieb:
>>>>> Quoting roman stachura <stachrom at gmail.com>:
>>>>>> Jan Schneider schrieb:
>>>>>>> Zitat von roman stachura <stachrom at gmail.com>:
>>>>>>>> Jan Schneider schrieb:
>>>>>>>>> Zitat von Michael Rubinsky <mrubinsk at horde.org>:
>>>>>>>>>> Quoting roman stachura <stachrom at gmail.com>:
>>>>>>>>>>> Hi
>>>>>>>>>>> I wonder how can I  save binary data like a photo through a 
>>>>>>>>>>> rpc request under the turba api from a external server.
>>>>>>>>>>> How should I compose the $rpc_parameters_turba_import array ?
>>>>>>>>>> After a quick glance at the code, it doesn't look like this 
>>>>>>>>>> is currently possible.  The binary data will need to be 
>>>>>>>>>> encoded before it is sent over jsonrpc, but the _turba_import 
>>>>>>>>>> method doesn't currently check for this and decode it. We'll 
>>>>>>>>>> have to add support for encoded binary data to the import 
>>>>>>>>>> method, and a way to hint at what the encoding type is. How 
>>>>>>>>>> to do that in a BC way though?
>>>>>>>> Tanks for the quick answer.
>>>>>>>>> It doesn't work with xmlrpc or jsonrpc, but it should, 
>>>>>>>>> theoretically, work with SOAP.
>>>>>>>> Is there a SOAP example around for a php client?  (in general 
>>>>>>>> not specificly for turba.)
>>>>>>>> So I can give SOAP a try.
>>>>>>> http://cvs.horde.org/co.php/framework/RPC/tests/rpc-test.php?r=1.8
>>>>>>> http://cvs.horde.org/co.php/framework/RPC/docs/examples/soap.php?r=1.2 
>>>>>>> http://cvs.horde.org/co.php/framework/RPC/docs/examples/soap.pl?r=1.1 
>>>>>>> You probably have to explicitly pass the binary data as a 
>>>>>>> SOAP_Value object:
>>>>>>> http://pear.php.net/package/SOAP/docs/latest/SOAP/SOAP_Value.html#methodSOAP_Value 
>>>>>> I guess this requires at least php5.
>>>>> Why do you say that?
>>>> Either I got a badly broken horde install (soap server) or I miss 
>>>> something else.
>>>> If I go for a soap request under php 5 things work well.
>>>> If I do the same request on a php4 horde install things turn really 
>>>> bad.
>>>> php 5 http://webmail.cmdbase.ch/test.php
>>>> php 4 http://horde.akero.ch/test.php
>>>> and the result for php4 box : 
>>>> http://entwicklung.akero.ch/example/soap.php
>>> Ignore the warning for now, you probably just have different error 
>>> levels set on your php4 and php5 installs. But the SOAP fault 
>>> message is crystal clear.
>> I do have exact the same level of error reporting and I do the SAME 
>> request, no changes in the  number of parameters. At this point of 
>> view the SOAP fault is not so crystal clear to me...
>> Anyway I added the two missing arguments like requestet by SOAP fault.
>> $rpc_arguments = array(
>>  'owneronly' => false,
>>  'permission' => 0
>> );
>> this leads me to the next problem.
>> http://entwicklung.akero.ch/example/soap.php --> SOAP-ENV:WSDLPARSER 
>> Unable to parse WSDL file.
> And how *does* the WSDL look like?
well formed... the way i should.  I don't get the point.
> Jan.

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