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#Remote Procedure Call Setup

Every remote procedure call (RPC) in clank has its own "network namespace" in order to dispatch requests to the correct command.

In Symfony RPCs are setup as services. This allows you full control of what to do with the class, whether its a mailer or an entity manager.

If you are new to services, please see Symfony2: Service Container

##Step 1: Create the Service Class


namespace Acme\HelloBundle\RPC;

use Ratchet\ConnectionInterface as Conn;

class AcmeService
     * Adds the params together
     * Note: $conn isnt used here, but contains the connection of the person making this request.
     * @param \Ratchet\ConnectionInterface $conn
     * @param array $params
     * @return int
    public function addFunc(Conn $conn, $params)
        return array("result" => array_sum($params));

Note: the function called in the client side is "add_func". Clank automatically converts this to CamelCase for the server.

To return a result from the procedure, simply return anything other than false or null. If you pass an array, its automatically converted to a JSON Object.

If you return false or null, it will return an error to the client, informing them the procedure call did not work correctly.

##Step 2: Register your service with Symfony

If you are using XML, edit "YourBundle/Resources/config/services.xml", add:

 <service id="acme_hello.rpc_sample_service" class="Acme\HelloBundle\RPC\AcmeService" />

For other formats, please check the Symfony2 Documents

##Step 3: Register your service with Clank

Open your "app/config/config.yml" and append the following:

            name: "sample" #Important! this is the network namespace used to match calls to this service!
            service: "acme_hello.rpc_sample_service" #The service id.
    # Add as many as you need
    #    -
    #        name: "other"
    #        service: "acme_hello.rpc_other_service"

The name parameter for each class will match the network namespace for sending messages to this service.


    //this will call the server side function "AcmeService::addFunc""sample/add_func", [2, 5])

To use the "other" network namespace (the one commented out in the config), we would use:"other/the_function_name", params);

If we added a function called "subFunc" to AcmeService, which returned all the parameters subtracted from each other, we could call it via:

    //this will call the server side function "AcmeService::subFunc""sample/sub_func", [10, 3])

The idea of having these network namespaces is to group relevant code into separate files.

For more information on the Client Side of Clank, please see Client Side Setup