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Calling REST Service as an Action in IoT-Ignite Rule

Creating A Rule with REST action

In this document, we will create a simple rule using IoT-Ignite Rule Editor and explain how to call external REST service as an action. IoT-Ignite Platform lets you write rules to call your own rest services as actions. It is definitely not limited to your own services, it could be any REST service.

You can reach generic information about what a rule means in IoT-Ignite platform in IoT-Ignite Rule Management document.

Firstly, we must login IoT-Ignite Enterprise interface with our DevZone account credentials. Afterward, we must open Cloud Rules page.

CEP Rules > Cloud Rules

In the cloud rules page, we must click “New Cloud Rule” button to access Rule Editor. Rule Editor is a drag & drop tool to create a rule. There are three components in this rule: input, operation, and action. If sensor data matches input value in an operation, an action occurs. In this article, we will use REST Service action.

First of all, we must use Sensor Data as an input. We can select specific sensor in the Sensor Data element.

CEP Rules > Create a Rule

Secondly, we must choose operation and set value to match input value.

Setting Rule Value

Finally, REST Service action component must be used to call external REST Services. REST URL, authentication token and data to post can be set in this component.

Setting REST Service Action

You should save this rule after all elements are connected. After that, it can run on IoT-Ignite Cloud.

Action Parameters

In the REST Service action, we set 3 parameters:

URL: External service URL that will execute the action of the rule.

Token: It is used for authentication to access REST services. It is located in the request header.

Data: It is the HTTP POST data parameter that REST service will consume.

You can reach a sample REST Project prepared with Spring Boot.


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