Compiles a list of HTTP transactions (request-response pairs) from an API description document
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Dredd Transactions

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Dredd Transactions library compiles HTTP Transactions (simple Request-Response pairs) from API description document.

Note: To better understand emphasized terms in this documentation, please refer to the Glossary of Terms. All data structures are described using the MSON format.

This project supersedes Blueprint Transactions library.

Features

  • Inherits parameters from parent Resource and Action sections.
  • Expands URI Templates.
  • Warns on undefined placeholders in URI Templates (both query and path).
  • Validates URI parameter types.
  • Selects first Request and first Response if multiple are specified in the API description document.

Deprecated Features

Note: These features are to be superseded by whatever comes out of the proposal in apiaryio/dredd#227.

Installation

npm install dredd-transactions

Development

Dredd Transactions library is written in JavaScript (ES2015+).

Usage

compile

Compiles HTTP Transactions from given API description document.

var dt = require('dredd-transactions');

dt.compile('# My API\n...', 'apiary.apib', function (error, compilationResult) {
  // ...
});

Arguments

  • (string) - API description document provided as string.
  • (string) - Original file name of the API description document. To be removed! See #6.
  • (function) - Callback.

Callback Arguments

Data Structures

Compilation Result (object)

Result of compilation. Alongside compiled Transaction objects contains also errors and warnings, mainly from API description parser.

  • mediaType: text/vnd.apiblueprint (string, default, nullable) - Media type of the input format, defaults to API Blueprint format. Can be empty in case of some fatal errors.
  • transactions (array[Transaction]) - Compiled HTTP Transactions.
  • annotations (array[Annotation]) - Errors and warnings which occurred during parsing of the API description or during compilation of transactions.

Transaction (object)

Represents a single HTTP Transaction (Request-Response pair) and its location in the API description document. The location is provided in two forms, both deprecated as of now:

  • name - String representation, both human- and machine-readable.
  • origin - Object of references to nodes of API Elements derived from the original API description document.

Note: These two forms of locating HTTP Transactions are to be superseded by whatever comes out of the proposal in apiaryio/dredd#227.

Properties

  • request (object) - HTTP Request as described in API description document.
    • method
    • uri: /message (string) - Informative URI of the Request.
    • headers (array) - List of HTTP headers in their original order, with the original casing of the header name, including multiple headers of the same name.
      • (object)
        • name: Content-Type (string)
        • value: text/plain (string)
    • body: Hello world!\n (string)
  • response (object) - Expected HTTP Response as described in API description document.
    • status: 200 (string)
    • headers (array) - List of HTTP headers in their original order, with the original casing of the header name, including multiple headers of the same name.
      • (object)
        • name: Content-Type (string)
        • value: text/plain (string)
    • body (string, optional)
    • schema (string, optional)

Deprecated Properties

  • name: Hello world! > Retrieve Message (string) - Transaction Name, non-deterministic breadcrumb location of the HTTP Transaction within the API description document.
  • origin (object) - Object of references to nodes of API Elements derived from the original API description document.
    • filename: ./api-description.apib (string)
    • apiName: My Api (string)
    • resourceGroupName: Greetings (string)
    • resourceName: Hello, world! (string)
    • actionName: Retrieve Message (string)
    • exampleName: First example (string)

Note: These properties are to be superseded by whatever comes out of the proposal in apiaryio/dredd#227.

Annotation (object)

Description of an error or warning which occurred during parsing of the API description or during compilation of transactions.

Properties

  • type (enum[string])
    • error
    • warning
  • component (enum[string]) - In which component of the compilation process the annotation occurred.
    • apiDescriptionParser
    • parametersValidation
    • uriTemplateExpansion
  • message (string) - Textual annotation. This is – in most cases – a human-readable message to be displayed to user.
  • location (array) - Locations of the annotation in the source file. A series of character-blocks, which may be non-continuous. For further details refer to API Elements' Source Map element.
    • (array, fixed) - Continuous characters block. A pair of character index and character count.
      • (number) - Zero-based index of a character in the source document.
      • (number) - Count of characters starting from the character index.

Deprecated Properties

  • origin (object) - Object of references to nodes of API Elements derived from the original API description document.
    • filename: ./api-description.apib (string)
    • apiName: My Api (string)
    • resourceGroupName: Greetings (string)
    • resourceName: Hello, world! (string)
    • actionName: Retrieve Message (string)
    • exampleName: First example (string)

Note: These properties are to be superseded by whatever comes out of the proposal in apiaryio/dredd#227.