Python Custom scripting service math

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DreamFactoryTutorialsPython Custom scripting service math

You can create any number of scripting services and invoke them from the REST API. In this example we'll create a simple service named 'math' that accepts two numbers as query parameters and returns the result as JSON. Since the script is a service, you can control access to it using roles. The script has whatever access to the API that is allowed by the role of the user calling the script. If allowed, the script can make additional REST API calls or cURL requests.

Create a Python Scripting Service

  • Go to the services tab in the admin console and click Create.
  • Set the Service Type to Script-->Python.
  • Set the service name to 'math'.
  • Set the service label to 'Math'.
  • Set the Content to contain the following code then click Create Service.

NOTE: DreamFactory Python scripting requires 'bunch' package to be installed on server. sudo pip install bunch

verb = event.request.method;
if verb != 'GET':
    raise Exception('Only HTTP GET is allowed on this endpoint.');
# get resource, /math —> "", /math/add —> "add"
resource = event.resource;
# get query params from request
params = event.request.parameters;
required = ['n1', 'n2'];
if resource != "":
    for element in required:
        if params.get(element, "") == "":
            raise Exception('Missing ' + element + ' in params.');
    n1 = float(params.n1);
    n2 = float(params.n2);
if resource == "":
    # /math means return all supported resources
    result = {'resource':['add', 'subtract', 'multiply', 'divide']};
elif resource == "add":
    result = {'result':(n1+n2)};
elif resource == "subtract":
    result = {'result':(n1-n2)};
elif resource == "multiply":
    result = {'result':(n1*n2)};
elif resource == "divide":
    if n2 == 0:
        raise Exception('Divide by zero error.');
    result = {'result':(n1/n2)};
    raise Exception('Invalid or missing resource name.');
return result;

Call the Service

From any REST client, make the request GET /api/v2/math/add?n1=4&n2=5 and you should get back the result of 9. A simple REST client can be found at <your_instance_url>/test_rest.html. Remember, if you are not an admin user, your user role must allow access to the scripting service.