Class: JSS::APIObject

Inherits:
Object show all
Defined in:
lib/jss.rb,
lib/jss/api_object.rb

Overview

This class is the parent to all JSS API objects. It provides standard methods and structures that apply to all API resouces.

See the README.md file for general info about using subclasses of JSS::APIObject

Subclassing

Constructor

In general, subclasses should do any class-specific argument checking before calling super, and then afterwards, use the contents of @init_data to populate any class-specific attributes. @id, @name, @rest_rsrc, and @in_jss are handled here.

If a subclass can be looked up by some key other than :name or :id, the subclass must pass the keys as an Array in the second argument when calling super from #initialize. See Computer#initialize for an example of how to implement this feature.

Object Creation

If a subclass should be able to be created in the JSS be sure to include Creatable

The constructor should verify any extra required data (aside from :name) in the args before or after calling super.

See Creatable for more details.

Object Modification

If a subclass should be modifiable in the JSS, include Updatable, q.v. for details.

Object Deletion

All subclasses can be deleted in the JSS.

Required Constants

Subclasses must provide certain Constants in order to correctly interpret API data and communicate with the API.

RSRC_BASE = [String], The base for REST resources of this class

e.g. 'computergroups' in “casper.mycompany.com:8443/JSSResource/computergroups/id/12

RSRC_LIST_KEY = [Symbol] The Hash key for the JSON list output of all objects of this class in the JSS.

e.g. the JSON output of resource “JSSResource/computergroups” is a hash with one item (an Array of computergroups). That item's key is the Symbol :computer_groups

RSRC_OBJECT_KEY = [Symbol] The Hash key used for individual JSON object output.

It's also used in various error messages

e.g. the JSON output of the resource “JSSResource/computergroups/id/436” is a hash with one item (another hash with details of one computergroup). That item's key is the Symbol :computer_group

VALID_DATA_KEYS = [Array<Symbol>] The Hash keys used to verify validity of :data

When instantiating a subclass using :data => somehash, some minimal checks are performed to ensure the data is valid for the subclass

The Symbols in this Array are compared to the keys of the hash provided. If any of these don't exist in the hash's keys, then the :data is not valid and an exception is raised.

The keys :id and :name must always exist in the hash. If only :id and :name are valid, VALID_DATA_KEYS should be an empty array.

e.g. for a department, only :id and :name are valid, so VALID_DATA_KEYS is an empty Array ([]) but for a computer group, the keys :computers and :is_smart must be present as well. so VALID_DATA_KEYS will be [:computers, :is_smart]

NOTE Some API objects have data broken into subsections, in which case the VALID_DATA_KEYS are expected in the section :general.

Optional Constants

OTHER_LOOKUP_KEYS = [HashSymbol=>Hash] Every object can be looked up by

:id and :name, but some have other uniq identifiers that can also be used, e.g. :serial_number, :mac_address, and so on. This Hash, if defined, speficies those other keys for the subclass For more details about this hash, see DEFAULT_LOOKUP_KEYS, APIObject.fetch, and APIObject#lookup_object_data

Constant Summary collapse

OK_INSTANTIATORS =

Constants

['make', 'fetch', 'block in fetch'].freeze
REQUIRED_DATA_KEYS =

These Symbols are added to VALID_DATA_KEYS for performing the :data validity test described above.

%i[id name].freeze
DEFAULT_LOOKUP_KEYS =

All API objects have an id and a name. As such By these keys are available for object lookups.

Others can be defined by subclasses in their OTHER_LOOKUP_KEYS constant which has the same format, described here:

The merged Hashes DEFAULT_LOOKUP_KEYS and OTHER_LOOKUP_KEYS (as provided by the .all_lookup_keys Class method) define what unique identifiers can be passed as parameters to the fetch method for retrieving an object from the API. They also define the class methods that return a list (Array) of all such identifiers for the class (e.g. the :all_ids class method returns an array of all id's for an APIObject subclass)

Since there's often a discrepency between the name of the identifier as an attribute (e.g. serial_number) and the REST resource key for retrieving that object (e.g. ../computers/serialnumber/xxxxx) this hash also explicitly provides the REST resource key for a given lookup key, so e.g. both serialnumber and serial_number can be used, and both will have the resource key 'serialnumber' and the list method ':all_serial_numbers'

Here's how the Hash is structured, using serialnumber as an example:

LOOKUP_KEYS =

serialnumber: {rsrc_key: :serialnumber, list: :all_serial_numbers,
serial_number: :serialnumber, list: :all_serial_numbers

}

{
  id: { rsrc_key: :id, list: :all_ids },
  name: { rsrc_key: :name, list: :all_names }
}.freeze
OBJECT_HISTORY_TABLE =

This table holds the object history for JSS objects. Object history is not available via the API, only MySQL.

'object_history'.freeze

Instance Attribute Summary collapse

Class Method Summary collapse

Instance Method Summary collapse

Constructor Details

#initialize(args = {}) ⇒ APIObject

The args hash must include :id, :name, or :data.

  • :id or :name will be looked up via the API

    • if the subclass includes JSS::Creatable, :id can be :new, to create a new object in the JSS. and :name is required

  • :data must be the JSON output of a separate JSS::APIConnection query (a Hash of valid object data)

Some subclasses can accept other options, by pasing their keys in a final Array

Parameters:

  • args (Hash) (defaults to: {})

    the data for looking up, or constructing, a new object.

Options Hash (args):

  • :id (Integer)

    the jss id to look up

  • :name (String)

    the name to look up

  • :fetch_rsrc (String)

    a non-standard resource for fetching API data e.g. to limit the data returned

Raises:


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# File 'lib/jss/api_object.rb', line 628

def initialize(args = {})
  args[:api] ||= JSS.api
  @api = args[:api]
  raise JSS::UnsupportedError, 'JSS::APIObject is a metaclass and cannot be instantiated' if self.class == JSS::APIObject

  # we're making a new one in the JSS
  if args[:id] == :new
    validate_init_for_creation(args)
    setup_object_for_creation(args)
    @need_to_update = true

  # we're instantiating an existing one in the jss
  else
    @init_data = look_up_object_data(args)
    @need_to_update = false
  end ## end arg parsing

  parse_init_data
end

Instance Attribute Details

#apiJSS::APIConnection (readonly)

Returns the API connection thru which we deal with this object.

Returns:


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# File 'lib/jss/api_object.rb', line 589

def api
  @api
end

#idInteger (readonly)

Returns the JSS id number

Returns:

  • (Integer)

    the JSS id number


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# File 'lib/jss/api_object.rb', line 596

def id
  @id
end

#in_jssBoolean (readonly) Also known as: in_jss?

Returns is it in the JSS?

Returns:

  • (Boolean)

    is it in the JSS?


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# File 'lib/jss/api_object.rb', line 602

def in_jss
  @in_jss
end

#init_dataObject (readonly)

Returns the parsed JSON data retrieved from the API when this object was fetched

Returns:

  • the parsed JSON data retrieved from the API when this object was fetched


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# File 'lib/jss/api_object.rb', line 593

def init_data
  @init_data
end

#nameString (readonly)

Returns the name

Returns:


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# File 'lib/jss/api_object.rb', line 599

def name
  @name
end

#rest_rsrcString (readonly)

Returns the Rest resource for API access (the part after “JSSResource/” )

Returns:

  • (String)

    the Rest resource for API access (the part after “JSSResource/” )


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# File 'lib/jss/api_object.rb', line 605

def rest_rsrc
  @rest_rsrc
end

Class Method Details

.all(refresh = false, api: JSS.api) ⇒ Array<Hash{:name=>String, :id=> Integer}>

Return an Array of Hashes for all objects of this subclass in the JSS.

This method is only valid in subclasses of JSS::APIObject, and is the parsed JSON output of an API query for the resource defined in the subclass's RSRC_BASE, e.g. for JSS::Computer, with the RSRC_BASE of :computers, This method retuens the output of the 'JSSResource/computers' resource, which is a list of all computers in the JSS.

Each item in the Array is a Hash with at least two keys, :id and :name. The class methods .all_ids and .all_names provide easier access to those data as mapped Arrays.

Some API classes provide other data in each Hash, e.g. :udid (for computers and mobile devices) or :is_smart (for groups).

Subclasses implementing those API classes should provide .all_xxx class methods for accessing those other values as mapped Arrays, e.g. JSS::Computer.all_udids

The results of the first query for each subclass is stored in the .object_list_cache of the given JSS::APIConnection and returned at every future call, so as to not requery the server every time.

To force requerying to get updated data, provided a non-false argument. I usually use :refresh, so that it's obvious what I'm doing, but true, 1, or anything besides false or nil will work.

To query an APIConnection other than the currently active one, provide one via the api: named parameter.

Parameters:

  • refresh (Boolean) (defaults to: false)

    should the data be re-queried from the API?

  • api (JSS::APIConnection)

    an API connection to use for the query. Defaults to the corrently active API. See JSS::APIConnection

Returns:

Raises:


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# File 'lib/jss/api_object.rb', line 168

def self.all(refresh = false, api: JSS.api)
  raise JSS::UnsupportedError, '.all can only be called on subclasses of JSS::APIObject' if self == JSS::APIObject
  api.object_list_cache[self::RSRC_LIST_KEY] = nil if refresh
  return api.object_list_cache[self::RSRC_LIST_KEY] if api.object_list_cache[self::RSRC_LIST_KEY]
  api.object_list_cache[self::RSRC_LIST_KEY] = api.get_rsrc(self::RSRC_BASE)[self::RSRC_LIST_KEY]
end

.all_ids(refresh = false, api: JSS.api) ⇒ Array<Integer>

Returns an Array of the JSS id numbers of all the members of the subclass.

e.g. When called from subclass JSS::Computer, returns the id's of all computers in the JSS

Parameters:

  • refresh (Boolean) (defaults to: false)

    should the data be re-queried from the API?

  • api (JSS::APIConnection)

    an API connection to use for the query. Defaults to the corrently active API. See JSS::APIConnection

Returns:

  • (Array<Integer>)

    the ids of all it1ems of this subclass in the JSS


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# File 'lib/jss/api_object.rb', line 188

def self.all_ids(refresh = false, api: JSS.api)
  all(refresh, api: api).map { |i| i[:id] }
end

.all_lookup_keysHash

The combined DEFAULT_LOOKUP_KEYS and OTHER_LOOKUP_KEYS (which may be defined in subclasses)

Returns:

  • (Hash)

    See DEFAULT_LOOKUP_KEYS constant


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# File 'lib/jss/api_object.rb', line 416

def self.all_lookup_keys
  return DEFAULT_LOOKUP_KEYS.merge(self::OTHER_LOOKUP_KEYS) if defined? self::OTHER_LOOKUP_KEYS
  DEFAULT_LOOKUP_KEYS
end

.all_names(refresh = false, api: JSS.api) ⇒ Array<String>

Returns an Array of the JSS names of all the members of the subclass.

e.g. When called from subclass JSS::Computer, returns the names of all computers in the JSS

Parameters:

  • refresh (Boolean) (defaults to: false)

    should the data be re-queried from the API?

  • api (JSS::APIConnection)

    an API connection to use for the query. Defaults to the corrently active API. See JSS::APIConnection

Returns:

  • (Array<String>)

    the names of all item of this subclass in the JSS


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# File 'lib/jss/api_object.rb', line 205

def self.all_names(refresh = false, api: JSS.api)
  all(refresh, api: api).map { |i| i[:name] }
end

.all_objects(refresh = false, api: JSS.api) ⇒ Hash{Integer => Object}

Return an Array of JSS::APIObject subclass instances e.g when called on JSS::Package, return all JSS::Package objects in the JSS.

NOTE: This may be slow as it has to look up each object individually! use it wisely.

Parameters:

  • refresh (Boolean) (defaults to: false)

    should the data re-queried from the API?

  • api (JSS::APIConnection)

    an API connection to use for the query. Defaults to the corrently active API. See JSS::APIConnection

Returns:

  • (Hash{Integer => Object})

    the objects requested


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# File 'lib/jss/api_object.rb', line 258

def self.all_objects(refresh = false, api: JSS.api)
  objects_key = "#{self::RSRC_LIST_KEY}_objects".to_sym
  return api.object_list_cache[objects_key] unless refresh || api.object_list_cache[objects_key].nil?
  api.object_list_cache[objects_key] = all(refresh, api: api).map { |o| fetch id: o[:id], api: api }
end

.delete(victims, api: JSS.api) ⇒ Array<Integer>

Delete one or more API objects by jss_id without instantiating them. Non-existent id's are skipped and an array of skipped ids is returned.

If an Array is provided, it is passed through #uniq! before being processed.

Parameters:

Returns:

  • (Array<Integer>)

    The id's that didn't exist when we tried to delete them.

Raises:


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# File 'lib/jss/api_object.rb', line 512

def self.delete(victims, api: JSS.api)
  raise JSS::UnsupportedError, '.delete can only be called on subclasses of JSS::APIObject' if self == JSS::APIObject
  raise JSS::InvalidDataError, 'Parameter must be an Integer ID or an Array of them' unless victims.is_a?(Integer) || victims.is_a?(Array)

  case victims
  when Integer
    victims = [victims]
  when Integer
    victims = [victims]
  when Array
    victims.uniq!
  end

  skipped = []
  current_ids = all_ids :refresh, api: api
  victims.each do |vid|
    if current_ids.include? vid
      api.delete_rsrc "#{self::RSRC_BASE}/id/#{vid}"
    else
      skipped << vid
    end # if current_ids include v
  end # each victim

  skipped
end

.exist?(identifier, refresh = false, api: JSS.api) ⇒ Boolean

Return true or false if an object of this subclass with the given Identifier exists on the server

one of the available lookup_keys

Parameters:

  • identfier (String, Integer)

    An identifier for an object, a value for

  • refresh (Boolean) (defaults to: false)

    Should the data be re-read from the server

  • api (JSS::APIConnection)

    an API connection to use for the query. Defaults to the corrently active API. See JSS::APIConnection

Returns:

  • (Boolean)

    does an object with the given identifier exist?


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# File 'lib/jss/api_object.rb', line 277

def self.exist?(identifier, refresh = false, api: JSS.api)
  !valid_id(identifier, refresh, api: api).nil?
end

.fetch(arg, api: JSS.api) ⇒ APIObject

Retrieve an object from the API.

This is the preferred way to retrieve existing objects from the JSS. It's a wrapper for using APIObject.new and avoids the confusion of using ruby's .new class method when you're not creating a new object in the JSS

For creating new objects in the JSS, use make

Parameters:

  • args (Hash)

    The data for fetching an object, such as id: or name: Each APIObject subclass can define additional lookup keys for fetching.

Returns:

  • (APIObject)

    The ruby-instance of a JSS object

Raises:


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# File 'lib/jss/api_object.rb', line 443

def self.fetch(arg, api: JSS.api)
  raise JSS::UnsupportedError, 'JSS::APIObject cannot be instantiated' if self.class == JSS::APIObject

  # if given a hash (or a colletion of named params)
  # pass to .new
  if arg.is_a? Hash
    raise ArgumentError, 'Use .make to create new JSS objects' if arg[:id] == :new
    arg[:api] ||= api
    return new arg
  end

  # loop thru the lookup_key list methods for this class
  # and if it's result includes the desired value,
  # the pass they key and arg to .new
  lookup_key_list_methods.each do |key, method_name|
    return new(key => arg, :api => api) if method_name && send(method_name).include?(arg)
  end # each key

  # if we're here, we couldn't find a matching object
  raise NoSuchItemError, "No matching #{self::RSRC_OBJECT_KEY} found"
end

.get_name(a_thing) ⇒ String

Some API objects contain references to other API objects. Usually those references are a Hash containing the :id and :name of the target. Sometimes, however the reference is just the name of the target.

A Script has a property :category, which comes from the API as a String, the name of the category for that script. e.g. “GoodStuff”

A Policy also has a property :category, but it comes from the API as a Hash with both the name and id, e.g. {:id => 8, :name => “GoodStuff”}

When that reference is to a single thing (like the category to which something belongs) APIObject subclasses usually store only the name, and use the name when returning data to the API.

When an object references a list of related objects (like the computers assigned to a user) that list will be and Array of Hashes as above, with both the :id and :name

This method is just a handy way to extract the name regardless of how it comes from the API. Most APIObject subclasses use it in their #initialize method

Parameters:

  • a_thing (String, Array)

    the api data from which we're extracting the name

Returns:

  • (String)

    the name extracted from a_thing


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# File 'lib/jss/api_object.rb', line 375

def self.get_name(a_thing)
  case a_thing
  when String
    a_thing
  when Hash
    a_thing[:name]
  when nil
    nil
  end
end

.lookup_key_list_methodsHash

Returns the available lookup keys mapped to the appropriate list class method (e.g. id: :all_ids )

Returns:

  • (Hash)

    the available lookup keys mapped to the appropriate list class method (e.g. id: :all_ids )


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# File 'lib/jss/api_object.rb', line 424

def self.lookup_key_list_methods
  hash = {}
  all_lookup_keys.each { |key, deets| hash[key] = deets[:list] }
  hash
end

.lookup_keysArray<Symbol>

What are all the lookup keys available for this class?

Returns:

  • (Array<Symbol>)

    the DEFAULT_LOOKUP_KEYS plus any OTHER_LOOKUP_KEYS defined for this class


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# File 'lib/jss/api_object.rb', line 391

def self.lookup_keys
  return DEFAULT_LOOKUP_KEYS.keys unless defined? self::OTHER_LOOKUP_KEYS
  DEFAULT_LOOKUP_KEYS.keys + self::OTHER_LOOKUP_KEYS.keys
end

.make(**args) ⇒ APIObject

Make a ruby instance of a not-yet-existing APIObject.

This is the preferred way to create new objects in the JSS. It's a wrapper for using APIObject.new with the 'id: :new' parameter. and helps avoid the confusion of using ruby's .new class method for making ruby instances.

For retrieving existing objects in the JSS, use fetch

For actually creating the object in the JSS, see APIObject#create

Parameters:

  • args (Hash)

    The data for creating an object, such as name: See #initialize

Returns:

  • (APIObject)

    The un-created ruby-instance of a JSS object

Raises:


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# File 'lib/jss/api_object.rb', line 481

def self.make(**args)
  args[:api] ||= JSS.api
  raise JSS::UnsupportedError, 'JSS::APIObject cannot be instantiated' if self.class == JSS::APIObject
  raise ArgumentError, "Use '#{self.class}.fetch id: xx' to retrieve existing JSS objects" if args[:id]
  args[:id] = :new
  new args
end

.map_all_ids_to(other_key, refresh = false, api: JSS.api) ⇒ Hash{Integer => Oject}

Return a hash of all objects of this subclass in the JSS where the key is the id, and the value is some other key in the data items returned by the JSS::APIObject.all.

If the other key doesn't exist in the API data, (eg :udid for JSS::Department) the values will be nil.

Use this method to map ID numbers to other identifiers returned by the API list resources. Invert its result to map the other identfier to ids.

Examples:

JSS::Computer.map_all_ids_to(:name)

# Returns, eg {2 => "kimchi", 5 => "mantis"}

JSS::Computer.map_all_ids_to(:name).invert

# Returns, eg {"kimchi" => 2, "mantis" => 5}

Parameters:

  • other_key (Symbol)

    the other data key with which to associate each id

  • refresh (Boolean) (defaults to: false)

    should the data re-queried from the API?

  • api (JSS::APIConnection)

    an API connection to use for the query. Defaults to the corrently active API. See JSS::APIConnection

Returns:

  • (Hash{Integer => Oject})

    the associated ids and data


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# File 'lib/jss/api_object.rb', line 238

def self.map_all_ids_to(other_key, refresh = false, api: JSS.api)
  h = {}
  all(refresh, api: api).each { |i| h[i[:id]] = i[other_key] }
  h
end

.new(**args) ⇒ Object

Disallow direct use of ruby's .new class method for creating instances. Require use of .fetch or .make


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# File 'lib/jss/api_object.rb', line 491

def self.new(**args)
  calling_method = caller_locations(1..1).first.label
  # puts "Called By: #{calling_method}"
  raise JSS::UnsupportedError, 'Use .fetch or .make to instantiate APIObject classes' unless OK_INSTANTIATORS.include? calling_method
  super
end

.rsrc_keysHash

Returns the available lookup keys mapped to the appropriate resource key for building a REST url to retrieve an object.

Returns:

  • (Hash)

    the available lookup keys mapped to the appropriate resource key for building a REST url to retrieve an object.


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# File 'lib/jss/api_object.rb', line 399

def self.rsrc_keys
  hash = {}
  all_lookup_keys.each { |key, deets| hash[key] = deets[:rsrc_key] }
  hash
end

.valid_id(identifier, refresh = false, api: JSS.api) ⇒ Integer?

Return an id or nil if an object of this subclass with the given name or id exists on the server

one of the available lookup_keys

Parameters:

  • identfier (String, Integer)

    An identifier for an object, a value for

  • refresh (Boolean) (defaults to: false)

    Should the data be re-read from the server

  • api (JSS::APIConnection)

    an API connection to use for the query. Defaults to the corrently active API. See JSS::APIConnection

Returns:

  • (Integer, nil)

    the id of the matching object, or nil if it doesn't exist


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# File 'lib/jss/api_object.rb', line 294

def self.valid_id(identifier, refresh = false, api: JSS.api)
  return identifier if all_ids(refresh, api: api).include? identifier
  all_lookup_keys.keys.each do |key|
    next if key == :id
    id = map_all_ids_to(key, api: api).invert[identifier]
    return id if id
  end # do key
  nil
end

.xml_list(array, content = :name) ⇒ REXML::Element

Convert an Array of Hashes of API object data to a REXML element.

Given an Array of Hashes of items in the subclass where each Hash has at least an :id or a :name key, (as what comes from the .all class method) return a REXML <classes> element with one <class> element per Hash member.

Examples:

# for class JSS::Computer
some_comps = [{:id=>2, :name=>"kimchi"},{:id=>5, :name=>"mantis"}]
xml_names = JSS::Computer.xml_list some_comps
puts xml_names  # output manually formatted for clarity, xml.to_s has no newlines between elements

<computers>
  <computer>
    <name>kimchi</name>
  </computer>
  <computer>
    <name>mantis</name>
  </computer>
</computers>

xml_ids = JSS::Computer.xml_list some_comps, :id
puts xml_names  # output manually formatted for clarity, xml.to_s has no newlines between elements

<computers>
  <computer>
    <id>2</id>
  </computer>
  <computer>
    <id>5</id>
  </computer>
</computers>

Parameters:

  • array (Array<Hash{:name=>String, :id =>Integer, Symbol=>#to_s}>)

    the Array of subclass data to convert

  • content (Symbol) (defaults to: :name)

    the Hash key to use as the inner element for each member of the Array

Returns:

  • (REXML::Element)

    the XML element representing the data


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# File 'lib/jss/api_object.rb', line 346

def self.xml_list(array, content = :name)
  JSS.item_list_to_rexml_list self::RSRC_LIST_KEY, self::RSRC_OBJECT_KEY, array, content
end

Instance Method Details

#add_object_history_entry(user: nil, notes: nil, details: nil) ⇒ void

This method returns an undefined value.

Make an entry in this object's Object History. For this to work, the APIObject subclass must define OBJECT_HISTORY_OBJECT_TYPE, an integer indicating the object type in the OBJECT_HISTORY_TABLE in the database (e.g. for computers, the object type is 1)

NOTE: Object history is not available via the API,

so access is only available through direct MySQL
connections

Also: the 'details' column in the table shows up in the

'notes' column of the Web UI.  and the 'object_description'
column of the table shows up in the 'details' column of
the UI, under the 'details' button.

The params below reflect the UI, not the table.

Parameters:

  • user (String)

    the username creating the entry.

  • notes (String)

    A string that appears as a 'note' in the history

  • details (String)

    A string that appears as the 'details' in the history

Raises:


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# File 'lib/jss/api_object.rb', line 807

def add_object_history_entry(user: nil, notes: nil, details: nil)
  validate_object_history_available

  raise JSS::MissingDataError, 'A user: must be provided to make the entry' unless user

  raise JSS::MissingDataError, 'Either notes: must be provided to make the entry' unless notes

  user = "'#{Mysql.quote user.to_s}'"
  notes =  "'#{Mysql.quote notes.to_s}'"
  obj_type = self.class::OBJECT_HISTORY_OBJECT_TYPE

  field_list = 'object_type, object_id, username, details, timestamp_epoch'
  value_list = "#{obj_type}, #{@id}, #{user}, #{notes}, #{Time.now.to_jss_epoch}"

  if details
    field_list << ', object_description'
    value_list << ", '#{Mysql.quote details.to_s}'"
  end # if details

  q = "INSERT INTO #{OBJECT_HISTORY_TABLE}
    (#{field_list})
  VALUES
    (#{value_list})"

  JSS::DB_CNX.db.query q
end

#categorizable?Boolean

Returns See Categorizable

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# File 'lib/jss/api_object.rb', line 685

def categorizable?
  defined? self.class::CATEGORIZABLE
end

#creatable?Boolean

Returns See Creatable

Returns:


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# File 'lib/jss/api_object.rb', line 675

def creatable?
  defined? self.class::CREATABLE
end

#criterable?Boolean

Returns See Criteriable

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# File 'lib/jss/api_object.rb', line 700

def criterable?
  defined? self.class::CRITERIABLE
end

#deletevoid

This method returns an undefined value.

Delete this item from the JSS.

one or more objects by id without needing to instantiate

Subclasses may want to redefine this method, first calling super, then setting other attributes to nil, false, empty, etc..


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# File 'lib/jss/api_object.rb', line 750

def delete
  return nil unless @in_jss
  @api.delete_rsrc @rest_rsrc
  @rest_rsrc = "#{self.class::RSRC_BASE}/name/#{CGI.escape @name}"
  @id = nil
  @in_jss = false
  @need_to_update = false
  :deleted
end

#extendable?Boolean

Returns See extendable

Returns:

  • (Boolean)

    See extendable


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# File 'lib/jss/api_object.rb', line 710

def extendable?
  defined? self.class::EXTENDABLE
end

#locatable?Boolean

Returns See Locatable

Returns:


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# File 'lib/jss/api_object.rb', line 720

def locatable?
  defined? self.class::LOCATABLE
end

#matchable?Boolean

Returns See Matchable

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# File 'lib/jss/api_object.rb', line 715

def matchable?
  defined? self.class::MATCHABLE
end

#object_historyArray<Hash>

the object history for this object, an array of hashes one per history entry, in order of creation. Each hash contains:

user: String, the username that created the entry
notes:  String, the notes for the entry
date: Time, the timestamp for the entry
details: String or nil, any details provided for the entry

Returns:


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# File 'lib/jss/api_object.rb', line 844

def object_history
  validate_object_history_available

  q = "SELECT username, details, timestamp_epoch, object_description
  FROM #{OBJECT_HISTORY_TABLE}
  WHERE object_type = #{self.class::OBJECT_HISTORY_OBJECT_TYPE}
  AND object_id = #{@id}
  ORDER BY object_history_id ASC"

  result = JSS::DB_CNX.db.query q
  history = []
  result.each do |entry|
    history << {
      user: entry[0],
      notes: entry[1],
      date: JSS.epoch_to_time(entry[2]),
      details: entry[3]
    }
  end # each do entry
  history
end

#ppxvoid

This method returns an undefined value.

Print the rest_xml value of the object to stdout, with indentation. Useful for debugging.


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# File 'lib/jss/api_object.rb', line 871

def ppx
  return nil unless creatable? || updatable?
  REXML::Document.new(rest_xml).write $stdout, 2
  puts
end

#pretty_print_instance_variablesArray

Remove the init_data and api object from the instance_variables used to create pretty-print (pp) output.

Returns:

  • (Array)

    the desired instance_variables


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# File 'lib/jss/api_object.rb', line 774

def pretty_print_instance_variables
  vars = instance_variables.sort
  vars.delete :@api
  vars.delete :@init_data
  vars.delete :@main_subset
  vars
end

#purchasable?Boolean

Returns See Purchasable

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# File 'lib/jss/api_object.rb', line 725

def purchasable?
  defined? self.class::PURCHASABLE
end

#saveInteger

Either Create or Update this object in the JSS

If this item is creatable or updatable, then create it if needed, or update it if it already exists.

Returns:

  • (Integer)

    the id of the item created or updated


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# File 'lib/jss/api_object.rb', line 658

def save
  if @in_jss
    raise JSS::UnsupportedError, 'Updating this object in the JSS is currently not supported by ruby-jss' unless updatable?
    update
  else
    raise JSS::UnsupportedError, 'Creating this object in the JSS is currently not supported by ruby-jss' unless creatable?
    create
  end
end

#scopable?Boolean

Returns See Scopable

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# File 'lib/jss/api_object.rb', line 730

def scopable?
  defined? self.class::SCOPABLE
end

#self_servable?Boolean

Returns See SelfServable

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# File 'lib/jss/api_object.rb', line 695

def self_servable?
  defined? self.class::SELF_SERVABLE
end

#sitable?Boolean

Returns See Sitable

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# File 'lib/jss/api_object.rb', line 705

def sitable?
  defined? self.class::SITABLE
end

#to_sString

A meaningful string representation of this object

Returns:


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# File 'lib/jss/api_object.rb', line 764

def to_s
  "#{self.class}, name: #{@name}, id: #{@id}"
end

#updatable?Boolean

Returns See Updatable

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# File 'lib/jss/api_object.rb', line 680

def updatable?
  defined? self.class::UPDATABLE
end

#uploadable?Boolean

Returns See Uploadable

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# File 'lib/jss/api_object.rb', line 735

def uploadable?
  defined? self.class::UPLOADABLE
end

#vppable?Boolean

Returns See VPPable

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# File 'lib/jss/api_object.rb', line 690

def vppable?
  defined? self.class::VPPABLE
end