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  • goodju
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    I am writing a Javascript Application that uses SS3 (Sapphire only) and the RESTFulServer module as a backbone to view/edit/create/delete multiple DataObjects (no backbone.js application!).
    Everything works fine for simple DataObjects. Normal fields, has_one and has_many relations do work pretty well. (saving, reading, deleting, updating)

    Now I implemented a new DataObject with a many_many relation to an existing DataObject. The existing DataObject also has the new one as a belongs_many_many relation.

    I am able to create and read this new DataObject via the RESTFul API. But when creating a new one, my many_many relations are not written into the many_many table. And when I add the many_many relation to $api_access, I get an error when trying to view the DataObjects via REST:

    ERROR [User Error]: Uncaught Exception: Object->__call(): the method 'fortemplate' does not exist on 'ManyManyList'

    The $api_access on the new DataObject looks something like this: ("TimeTrackValues" is the many_many relation)

    $api_access = array("Title", "ID", "Created", "MemberID", "TimeTrackValues")

    The related DataObjects all have a canView function and are creatable/readable via the RESTFulServer. The only thing that doesnt work is the many_many relation.

    Also I am not sure about, how to POST the `TimeTrackValues` ID Array..
    My current implementation creates the following "POST Form" request Data in my Webinspector:

    Title:my Title

    Comma separating, does not work ( TimeTrackValues:45,46,47 ).

    I hope you guys understand what my problem is.
    Sadly I couldn't find a documentation on the RestfulServer module that covers many_many relations. Maybe there is one I didn't find?

    Thank you very much, I am thankful for any kind of help!


    For anyone who might be interested, I found a solution by sending the ID's with a custom property (e.g. 'MyIDs'), catching them up in an onAfterWrite() hook and then adding them manually.

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