Hello <name> !

January 12, 2022
Posted by Georges Lagardère

Please note as of November 2022 we have upgraded our language – see our documentation and quick tour for details. These examples below are using previous version of RQL, and will be refactored shortly.

This post is a follow up to the “Hello world!” one. It describes the usual next step, the “Hello name!”, passing a name argument and displaying it. Simple.

As we already have the folder and files structure available, we will implement a new endpoint called hello-name in the original hello-world.rql file and create the hello-name.yml file.

First we add the hello_name function to the code file:

hello_name(name: string) := {
"Hello "+name+" !"

By adding this function, we implicitly create a parameter called ‘name’ which becomes part of the query string in the URL endpoint. Then, we need to create the hello-name.yml file which maps the “hello-name” endpoint and binds the hello_name function to it:

raw: 0.9
endpoint: GET
    title: Hello world
    description: Hello world example
        - helloworld
code: rql
declaration: hello_name
codeFile: hello-world.rql
format: json
   public: true
computeClass: normal
enabled: true

As soon as the files are pushed on your GitHub repository, the RAW sync app will deploy the new endpoint and make it publicly available. There’s nothing else to do!

The code is available on GitHub.

Georges Lagardere Sales Director RAW Labs

Georges Lagardère, VP Customer Experience, RAW Labs.


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