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ZCFG : the ZOO Service Configuration File

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The ZOO Service configuration file (.zcfg) describes the service and will be parsed by the ZOO Kernel to know how to handle it. We will describe here what such a file contains. You can also take a look at the existing examples of ZCFG file in the cgi-env directory of each services available on the ZOO-Project SVN source tree.

A ZOO Configuration file is divided in three distinct sections :

  • Main metadata informations
  • List of Inputs metadata informations
  • List of Outputs metadata informations

The ZOO Service Configuration File is case sensitive.

Main metadata informations

The fist part in a ZOO Configuration contains the metadata informations relatives to the service. Note that the "name of your service", between bracket on the first line, have to be the exact same name as the function you defined in you service code.

You can see bellow a description of the main metadata informations:

Error: Failed to load processor Lineno
No macro or processor named 'Lineno' found

List of Inputs

The list of inputs contains metadata information of each defined input and it is a <DataInputs> node.

A typical list of inputs (<DataInputs>) look like the following:

Error: Failed to load processor Lineno
No macro or processor named 'Lineno' found

Note that you can add <MetaData> node as in the main metadata information.

List of Outputs

The list of outputs is similar to a list of inputs except it is designed as a <DataOutputs> node.

A typical <DataOutputs> node look like the following:

Error: Failed to load processor Lineno
No macro or processor named 'Lineno' found

Type Of Data Nodes

From the begining we spoke about Type Of Data Nodes to describe data type of inputs and outputs.

You can define your data as:

Each Type Of Data node have at least one <Default> and one <Supported> node. Even if one of those are empty it has to be present as an opening and closing tag.

LiteralData node

A <LiteralData> node get one <Default>, one or more <Supported> node depending on the number of Unity Of Mesures (UOM) and a dataType property. The dataType property define the type of literal data, a string, an interger and so on (complete list of supported data types).

For input <LiteralData> nodes, you can add value to the <Default> properties to define a default value for this input. This means that when your Service will be run even if the input wasn't defined, this default value will be set as the current value for this input.

A typical <LiteralData> node look like the following:

Error: Failed to load processor Lineno
No macro or processor named 'Lineno' found

BoundingBoxData node

A <BoundingBoxData> node contains one <Defautl> node getting a CRS property defining the default Coordinate Reference Systems (CRS) and one or more <Supported> nodes depending on the number of CRS your service support (note that you can also use a list of supported CRS separated them by coma in only one <Supported> node).

A tipical <BoundingBoxData> node, for two supported CRM (EPSG:4326 and EPSG:3785 ), look like the following:

Error: Failed to load processor Lineno
No macro or processor named 'Lineno' found

ComplexData node

A ComplexData? node get a <Default> and one or more <Supported> nodes depending on the number of supported format. A format is this set of properties : mimeType, encoding and optionaly schema.

For output ComplexData? nodes, you can add the extension property to define what extension to use to name the file when storing the result is required. Obviously, you'll have to add the extension to each supported format. You can also add the asReference property for each input to define if the output should be stored on server side per default. Note, that the client can always modify this behavior setting asReference attribute to true or false for this output in the ResponseDocument.

You can see above a sample ComplexData? node for default application/json and text/xml mimeTypes support:

Error: Failed to load processor Lineno
No macro or processor named 'Lineno' found

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