Apps Script library for Ephemeral exchange


The REST API interface is pretty straightforward, so you can recreate this with UrlFetch if you like. However this packages all the things you can do from the client in a simple library, and is has same call formats as the JavaScript version.

Where to get it


You can include the library in your project - the key is

19rhki6VDTWk4v1RDb6u1d5E-nNaQq8sXCnRnFzUpp4V4lmZ9Z6R_PP9n

or get a copy here from Github

Code

Most of the demos and libraries mentioned in these pages are available in their own github repo, but for convenience there is a consolidated repo where I'll push all the associated code. If you'd like to contribute, please make a PR there.

Demo 


Before starting

You'll need to get a boss key. If you want to play with the tests below (or on github). You can get a boss key by visiting the API home, registering, and creating one in the Console. I also recommend you take a look at the tutorial there to get a feel for some of the concepts.

Examples


This is a series of tests that exercise the common functions available in the library.  Check the log file for which Urls the requests are turned into. 
function testEfx() {
  
  // set up client 
  var efx = EffexApiClient.setProd().setVerbose(true);
  
  // boss key comes from console /// replace this with your own
  var bossKey ="bx-----------------";  
  
  // check service is up
  var result = efx.ping();
  assure ( result && result.ok ,"ping", result);
  
  // give up if its not
  if (!result.ok) {
    throw 'service is not up:' + JSON.stringify(result);
  }
  
  // get some service info
  var result = efx.info();
  assure ( result && result.ok ,"info", result);
  
  // check boss key hasnt expired
  var result = efx.validateKey(bossKey);
  assure ( result && result.ok ,"validate bosskey", result);
  
  // get 1 writer key expiringin in 5 minutes
  var writers = efx.generateKey (bossKey,"writer", {seconds:5*60});
  assure ( writers && writers.ok && writers.keys.length === 1 ,"writerkeys", writers);
  
  // get 2 readr keys  expiringin in 5 minutes
  var readers = efx.generateKey (bossKey,"reader", {seconds:5*60, count:2});
  assure ( readers && readers.ok && readers.keys.length === 2 ,"readerkeys", readers);
  
  // get 1 updater keys  expiringin in 5 minutes
  var updaters = efx.generateKey (bossKey,"updater", {seconds:5*60});
  assure ( updaters && updaters.ok && updaters.keys.length === 1 ,"updaterkeys", updaters);
  
  // set the keys up as default so we dont have to bother specifying them later
  efx.setKeys ({
    updater:updaters.keys[0],
    writer:writers.keys[0],
    reader:readers.keys[0]
  });
  // more convenient for later
  var keys = efx.getKeys();
  
  //---reading and writing
  var someData = {name:'xyz',a:[1,2,3],b:2000};
  
  var data = efx.write(someData);
  assure ( data && data.ok ,"write-post", data);
  
  // read it back with the same key
  var result = efx.read( data.id, keys.writer);
  assure ( result && result.ok && JSON.stringify(result.value) === JSON.stringify(someData) ,"read", result);
  
  // do it again, but use a GET for writing
  var data = efx.write(someData, keys.writer, "get");
  assure ( data && data.ok ,"write-get", data);
  
  // read it back with the same key
  var result = efx.read( data.id, keys.writer);
  assure ( result && result.ok && JSON.stringify(result.value) === JSON.stringify(someData) ,"read-get", result);
 
  // now do all that with some text data
  var textData = "some text data";
  
  var data = efx.write(textData);
  assure ( data && data.ok ,"write-post-text", data);
  
  // read it back with the same key
  var result = efx.read( data.id, keys.writer);
  assure ( result && result.ok && result.value === textData ,"read-text", result);
  
  // do it again, but use a GET for writing
  var data = efx.write(textData, keys.writer, "get");
  assure ( data && data.ok ,"write-get-text", data);
  
  // read it back with the same key
  var result = efx.read( data.id, keys.writer);
  assure ( result && result.ok && result.value === textData ,"read-get-text", result);
  
  //-- assigning readers and updaters
  var data = efx.write(someData,keys.writer,"post",{readers:keys.reader,updaters:keys.updater});
  assure ( data && data.ok ,"write-for-others", data);
  
  // read it back with a reader key
  var result = efx.read( data.id);
  assure ( result && result.ok && JSON.stringify(result.value) === JSON.stringify(someData) ,"read-reader", result);
  
  
  // read it back with an updater key
  var result = efx.read( data.id, keys.updater);
  assure ( result && result.ok && JSON.stringify(result.value) === JSON.stringify(someData) ,"read-updater", result);
  
  // update it
  var result = efx.update (textData , data.id);
  assure ( result && result.ok ,"update", result);
  
  // check it took - i'll just use the reader key
  var result = efx.read( data.id);
  assure ( result && result.ok && result.value === textData ,"read-updated", result);
  
  //----work with aliases
  // assign an alias for the reader key to use
  var alias = efx.registerAlias( keys.writer, keys.reader, data.id, "somename");
  assure ( alias && alias.ok ,"alias", result);
  
  // read it back with a reader key, using the data alias
  var result = efx.read( alias.alias);
  assure ( result && result.ok && result.value === textData ,"assign-alias", result);
  
  // write another rec to the same alias
  var otherData = efx.write(someData,keys.writer,"post",{readers:keys.reader,updaters:keys.updater});
  assure ( otherData && otherData.ok ,"write-for-others-alias", otherData);
  
  // assign the alias to the new data
  var otherAlias = efx.registerAlias( keys.writer, keys.reader, otherData.id, alias.alias);
  assure ( otherAlias && otherAlias.ok && otherAlias.alias === alias.alias ,"other-alias", otherAlias);

 // read it back with a reader key, using the data alias
  var result = efx.read( alias.alias);
  assure ( result && result.ok && JSON.stringify(result.value) === JSON.stringify(someData) ,"read-otheralias", result);
  
  // assign and update alias to an updater key
  var updateAlias = efx.registerAlias( keys.writer, keys.updater, otherData.id, alias.alias);
  assure ( updateAlias && updateAlias.ok && updateAlias.alias === alias.alias ,"updater-alias", updateAlias);
  
  // update it
  var result = efx.update(textData , alias.alias);
  assure ( result && result.ok ,"update-alias-write", result);
  
  // read it back using the reader alias
  var result = efx.read (alias.alias);
  assure ( result && result.ok && result.value===textData,"read-update-alias", result);
  
  // try deleting the underlying data item using the alias.. should fail because we didnt assign an alias to the writer key
  var result = efx.remove (alias.alias);
  assure ( !result.ok ,"remove-should-fail", result);
  
  // assign alias to the writer key
  var writerAlias = efx.registerAlias( keys.writer, keys.writer, otherData.id, alias.alias);
  assure ( writerAlias && writerAlias.ok && writerAlias.alias === alias.alias ,"writer-alias", updateAlias);
  
  // now this should work
  var result = efx.remove (alias.alias);
  assure ( result && result.ok ,"remove-should-work", result);
  
  // check the underlying is gone
  var result = efx.read (alias.alias, keys.writer);
  assure ( !result.ok,"read-should-fail", result);  
  
}


function assure (b , message , result) {
  verbose = true;
  if (!b) {
    Logger.log ("failed:"+message + ' : result : ' + (result ? JSON.stringify(result) : ""));
  }
  if (verbose && b) {
    Logger.log ("passed:"+message);
  }
  return b;
}






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