Interface InteractivePlugin

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public interface InteractivePlugin
extends Plugin
An interactive plugin is a Plugin that supports interactive configuration in a user session. What this means is that a client application may ask the plugin for the parameters it needs using the getRequestInformation(GuiContext, String) method. The client then displays some sort of interactive interface that asks the user to supply values to those parameters and then calls the configure(GuiContext, Request, Response) method to let the plugin verify and store those parameters in the database.

When configuring a plugin or job the following sequence is followed:

  1. Create a plugin object, using the default constructor
  2. Call the Plugin.init(SessionControl, ParameterValues, ParameterValues) method which gives the plugin access to it's current configuration and job-specific parameters
  3. Call the getRequestInformation(GuiContext, String) method with a command value of Request.COMMAND_CONFIGURE_PLUGIN or Request.COMMAND_CONFIGURE_JOB
  4. Call the configure(GuiContext, Request, Response) method
  5. If the return status is Response.Status.CONTINUE the previous two steps will be repeated with the a command
  6. Call the Plugin.done() method
  7. After done has been called, the plugin instance is not
Last modified
$Date: 2009-04-06 14:52:39 +0200 (må, 06 apr 2009) $
  • Method Details

    • getGuiContexts

      Set<GuiContext> getGuiContexts()
      Get a set containing all items that the plugin handles. Ie. if the plugin imports reporters, return a set containing Item.REPORTER. This information is used by client applications to put the plugin in the proper place in the user interface.
      A Set containing Item:s, or null if the plugin is not concerned about items
    • isInContext

      String isInContext​(GuiContext context, Object item)
      Check if the plugin can be used on the specified object. The item is either a BasicItem or BasicData object, or null if called from a list context. A client application should only call this method for contexts matching one of the contexts in the set returned by the getGuiContexts() method. For GuiContext.Type.ITEM contexts an item of the correct type should be passed as a parameter.

      The plug-in can response with a null value indicating success, a warning-level message or throw an exception to indicate an error-level message. Client application should normally only show error-level messages to users, unless the user has requested to see warning messages.

      NOTE! Before BASE 2.4 all messages were treated as error-level messages.

      context - The current context of the client application, it is one of the values found in set returned by getGuiContexts()
      item - The currently active item, it's type should match the GuiContext.getItem() type, or null if the context is a list context
      Null if the plugin can use that item, or a warning-level message explaining why the plugin can't be used
      RuntimeException - With an error-leve message explaining why the plug-in can't be used
    • getRequestInformation

      RequestInformation getRequestInformation​(GuiContext context, String command) throws BaseException
      This method will return the RequestInformation for a given command, i.e. the list of parameters and some nice help text.
      context - The current context of the client application, it is one of the values found in set returned by getGuiContexts()
      command - The command
      The RequestInformation for the command
      BaseException - if there is an error
    • configure

      void configure​(GuiContext context, Request request, Response response)
      Configure the plugin. Hopefully the client is supplying values for the parameters specified by getRequestInformation(GuiContext, String).
      context - The current context of the client application, it is one of the values found in set returned by getGuiContexts()
      request - Request object with the command and parameters
      response - Response object in for the plugin to response through