Echo is a simple call that allows you to validate how you are calling the Genability APIs. This is designed for the user who is just beginning to use our APIs as well as for debugging help. For example, you can call the /validatedate method to verify the date format you are passing in with your requests is valid. As with all calls, you will need to use a valid App ID and App Key to make these calls.

Echo

Echo returns a simple success message when the passed in credentials are valid, or an unauthorized response when they are invalid.

Resource URI

GET /rest/echo

Example

GET /rest/echo

Hello

Hello returns a “Hello World!” response when the passed in credentials are valid, or an unauthorized response when they are invalid.

Resource URI

GET /rest/echo/hello

Example

GET /rest/echo/hello

Errors

Errors allow you to simulate receiving any of a number of possible error messages. This is especially helpful for seeing how your application responds to different error messages, as well as quickly learning all the possible errors that may be returned from the APIs.

To simulate an error, pass in the desired error code on the url and the response will be a simulated error condition with that error code.

Resource URI

GET /rest/echo/errors/{errorCode}

Example

GET /rest/echo/errors/500

Here is a full list of the errors and a description of each.

Error Code Description
200 Success – indicates a successful response
301 Moved Permanently – indicates the requested resource has been permanently moved
400 Bad Request – indicates the request was improperly formatted or missing required parameter
403 Not Authorized – indicates the requester is not authorized to access the resource they are requesting
404 Not Found – indicates the requested resource was not found
500 Server Error – indicates a server error has occurred resulting in the request not being able to be fulfilled

Authenticate

Authenticate allows you to quickly validate the appId and appKey you are using. A successful response indicates they are valid.

Resource URI

GET /rest/echo/authenticate

Example

GET /rest/echo/authenticate

Validate

Validate is a helpful method to make sure the data you are inputting is in a valid and recognized format. This helps a lot with dates and times. Integers and arrays can also be validated.

Resource URI

GET /rest/echo/validate

Request Parameters

Along with the required security parameters, the following parameters are sent as part of the request. Only one can be validated at a time. If multiple are sent in, the first one is validated.

Name Type Description
dateTime String Validates the passed in string to the ISO 8601 format e.g. The date and time you want to validate. See the example below for a valid format.
integer Integer Validates the passed in integer to validate it is recognized as an integer.
array Array Validates the passed in array to validate it is in a recognized format. Read more about accepted Array Inputs.

Example

GET /rest/echo/validate?dateTime=2011-10-26T12:00:00.0-0400

History

  • 3/4/2015 - Format updates
  • Validate updates – 10/26/2011
  • Initial Release – 7/9/2011 – Echo