[Catalyst] Index action using Catalyst::Controller::REST - Is it possible?

Devin Austin devin.austin at gmail.com
Tue Apr 26 18:30:27 GMT 2011

On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 11:37 AM, Kyle Hall <kyle.m.hall at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello all,
>  I'm trying to write a REST service using the REST controller. The
> problem I'm running into is I can't seem to use 'index' as I can with
> the standard catalyst controller. I would like my URIs to look like
> /api/rest/documents, /api/rest/staff and so on. From these paths I
> would like to do the standard GET, PUT, POST and DELETE calls.
> However, if I create the controller
> MyApp::Controller::API::REST::Documents, and I try this:
>   sub index : Local : ActionClass('REST') {}
> The system loads this as the path action /api/rest/documents/index.
> Any idea what I'm doing wrong?
> Thanks,
> Kyle
> http://www.kylehall.info
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Have you considered using Chained for this?  Your URL structure looks like
it would lend itself nicely to that.

You'd do something like:

package MyApp::Web::Controller::API::REST::Documents;
use ...
BEGIN { extends 'MyApp::Web::Controller::API::REST' }

# chaining to '.' allows you to have a chain root in a parent class
# that you can chain off of and inherit functionality from (see
# also, specify the path part here, so index acts how you want it to as an
end point.
sub documents : Chained('.') PathPart('documents') CaptureArgs(0) {
  my ($self, $c) =3D @_;
  # do whatever document grabbing functionality you need to do here

sub index : Chained('documents') PathPart('') Args(0) {
  my ($self, $c) =3D @_;
  # display stuff etc

NOTE: This is untested code, but it SHOULD give you an idea of what to do.

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Devin Austin
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