Remote Stores and Endpoints
ARC provides a RemoteStore component (starting with revision 2008-07-04 and based on Morten Frederiksen's excellent RemoteEndpointPlugin) which makes it possible to work with SPARQL (and SPARQL+) endpoints (almost) as if they were local stores (please see "Using ARC's RDF Store" for general methods and options).
A remote store is instantiated like a local store, but with a remote_store_endpoint configuration parameter instead of database settings:
/* ARC2 static class inclusion */ include_once('path/to/arc/ARC2.php'); /* configuration */ $config = array( /* remote endpoint */ 'remote_store_endpoint' => 'http://example.com/sparql', ); /* instantiation */ $store = ARC2::getRemoteStore($config);
$q = 'SELECT ...'; $rows = $store->query($q, 'rows'); ...
A couple of the usual store methods are not available while working with remote endpoints:
- hasSetting(), getSetting(), setSetting()
- dump() (you can use DUMP as non-standard SPARQL query, if supported)
- consolidation methods