Service Method Invocation (GET)

Suppose there is an OrderService service in the system. The implementation looks as follows:

package com.company.sales.service;

import com.haulmont.cuba.core.EntityManager;
import com.haulmont.cuba.core.Persistence;
import com.haulmont.cuba.core.Transaction;
import org.springframework.stereotype.Service;
import javax.inject.Inject;
import java.math.BigDecimal;

public class OrderServiceBean implements OrderService {

    private Persistence persistence;

    public BigDecimal calculatePrice(String orderNumber) {
        BigDecimal orderPrice = null;
        try (Transaction tx = persistence.createTransaction()) {
            EntityManager em = persistence.getEntityManager();
            orderPrice = (BigDecimal) em.createQuery("select sum(oi.price) from sales$OrderItem oi where oi.order.number = :orderNumber")
                    .setParameter("orderNumber", orderNumber)

        return orderPrice;

Before the execution with the REST API a service method invocation must be allowed in the configuration file. The rest-services.xml file must be created in the main package of the web module (e.g. com.company.sales). Then the file must be defined in the application properties file of the web module (web-app.properties).

cuba.rest.servicesConfig = +com/company/sales/rest-services.xml

rest-services.xml content:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<services xmlns="http://schemas.haulmont.com/cuba/rest-services-v2.xsd">
    <service name="sales_OrderService">
        <method name="calculatePrice">
            <param name="orderNumber"/>

To invoke the service method the following GET request must be executed:


The request URL parts:

  • sales_OrderService - a service name.

  • calculatePrice - a method name.

  • orderNumber - an argument name with the value.

An OAuth token must be put in the Authorization header with the Bearer type.

A service method may return a result of simple datatype, an entity, an entities collection or a serializable POJO. In our case a BigDecimal is returned, so the response body contains just a number: