I have a requirement where client sites need to report certain activities back to our crm (which is also built on silverstripe). I'm using RestfulServer and RestfulService to manage this communication.
Example, certain activities on the site generate billable services. These are sent to the crm system so we can invoice later and keep a record of these billable activities. The client site also needs access to their pending and overdue invoices. While I have this working to some extent it would be a lot simpler if at the client end I could 'convert' the xml response into a DataObject set before running any further actions on it. Both ends of the system have the same dataobject classes where they overlap.
Before I get started on coding it myself, I was wondering if there is an existing solution for converting the xml output of RestfulServer back to a DataObject (or DataObject set) at the other end. I can think of so many useful applications for a feature like this, surely someone has thought of it already.
Thanks in advance.