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Chapter 10. Workbench Integration

10.1. REST
10.1.1. Job calls
10.1.2. Repository calls
10.1.3. Organizational unit calls
10.1.4. Maven calls

REST API calls to Knowledge Store allow you to manage the Knowledge Store content and manipulate the static data in the repositories of the Knowledge Store. The calls are asynchronous, that is, they continue their execution after the call was performed as a job. The job ID is returned by every calls to allow after the REST API call was performed to request the job status and verify whether the job finished successfully. Parameters of these calls are provided in the form of JSON entities.

When using Java code to interface with the REST API, the classes used in POST operations or otherwise returned by various operations can be found in the (org.kie.workbench.services:)kie-wb-common-services jar. All of the classes mentioned below can be found in the org.kie.workbench.common.services.shared.rest package in that jar.

Every Knowledge Store REST call returns its job ID after it was sent. This is necessary as the calls are asynchronous and you need to be able to reference the job to check its status as it goes through its lifecycle. During its lifecycle, a job can have the following statuses:

The following job calls are provided:

Repository calls are calls to the Knowledge Store that allow you to manage its Git repositories and their projects.

The following repositories calls are provided:

[GET] /repositories

Gets information about the repositories in the Knowledge Store

Returns a Collection<Map<String, String>> or Collection<RepositoryRequest> instance, depending on the JSON serialization library being used. The keys used in the Map<String, String> instance match the fields in the RepositoryRequest class

[POST] /repositories

Creates a new empty repository or a new repository cloned from an existing (git) repository

Consumes a RepositoryRequest instance

Returns a CreateOrCloneRepositoryRequest instance

[DELETE] /repositories/{repositoryName}

Removes the repository from the Knowledge Store

Returns a RemoveRepositoryRequest instance

[POST] /repositories/{repositoryName}/projects/

Creates a project in the repository

Consumes an Entity instance

Returns a CreateProjectRequest instance