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Discussion Rest Service For Custom Portal (Doc ID 1599328.1)

Last updated on JULY 07, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Portal - Version to [Release 11g]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


How do you use Discussion Rest Service for Webcenter Custom Portal?

Managing REST Services documentation mentions:

"27.1 What You Should Know About REST Services

REST (REpresentational State Transfer) is an architectural style for making distributed resources available through a uniform interface that includes uniform resource identifiers (URIs), well-defined operations, hypermedia links, and a constrained set of media types. Typically, these operations include reading, writing, editing, and removing. Media types include JSON and XML/ATOM.

REST APIs are commonly used in client-side scripted, Rich Internet Applications. For example, a browser-based application written in Javascript can use Ajax techniques with REST APIs to send and receive application data from the server and update the client view.

WebCenter Portal provides a RESTful interface to many of its services, like Discussions, Lists, People Connections, and Search. For a complete list of the services that support REST, see "Using Oracle WebCenter Portal REST APIs" in the Oracle Fusion Middleware Developer's Guide for Oracle WebCenter Portal."

And the Introduction to WebCenter Portal's REST APIs, says:

"54.4 Introduction to WebCenter Portal's REST APIs

In addition to enabling mobile access, WebCenter Portal REST APIs allow you to take advantage of Web 2.0 technologies like Ajax, JavaScript, and JSON to create rich, interactive browser-based user interfaces and to access and modify Oracle WebCenter Portal: Framework and WebCenter Portal: Spaces data. In general, the WebCenter REST commands provide a more natural and easy-to-use alternative to a SOAP-style web services approach."


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