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Handling HTTP Status Codes

A REST service typically sends HTTP status codes with its response. When you configure an API that send messages to a SOAP back-end service, you can set the status code of the HTTP response within the configuration. To achieve this, set the status code parameter within the Out sequence of the API definition.

Synapse configuration

Following is a sample REST API configuration that we can used to implement this scenario. See the instructions on how to build and run this example.

<api xmlns="" name="StockQuoteAPI" context="/stockquote">`
    <resource uri-template="/view/{symbol}" methods="GET">
                     <m0:getQuote xmlns:m0="http://services.samples">
                    <arg expression="get-property('uri.var.symbol')"/>
              <header name="Action" value="urn:getQuote"/>
                    <address uri="http://localhost:9000/services/SimpleStockQuoteService" format="soap11"/>
            <property name="HTTP_SC" value="201" scope="axis2" />

Build and run

Create the artifacts:

  1. Set up WSO2 Integration Studio.
  2. Create an ESB Solution project.
  3. Create the rest api with the configurations given above.
  4. Deploy the artifacts in your Micro Integrator.

Set up the back-end service:

  1. Download the stockquote_service.jar.
  2. Open a terminal, navigate to the location of the downloaded service, and run it using the following command:

    java -jar stockquote_service.jar

Send the following request to the Micro Integrator:

curl -v

The response message will contain the following response code (201) and the requeste stock quote information.

< HTTP/1.1 201 Created
< server: ballerina
< Access-Control-Allow-Methods: GET
< content-type: text/plain
< Access-Control-Allow-Headers: 
< Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2019 15:41:05 GMT
< Transfer-Encoding: chunked

The requested stock quote information:

            <ax21:name>IBM Company</ax21:name>