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/ admin / appOptionGet


Invoke this method to get one or more application options and their associated values.

API Details

  • Status:
  • The required privilege level to invoke this method is guest
  • The supported database role for this method is none
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Request Parameters

The appOptionGet method takes the following input parameters. It is important to note that the parameters must be passed to the method in the same order as they appear here in order to satisfy the requirement of the input validation checks.

Name Type Attributes Description
appName appNameType Required The application you want to set the option for.
set xs:anyURI Optional If referencing a set of options, then this should be the set identifier
filter xs:string Optional If you want to list just a sub-set of the options provide the filter string. This is matched to the left of option Id, all options that match are returned.
searchMode xs:boolean Optional
If set to ‘true’ then the ‘filter’ can use DOS-style wildcard searches. For example, ‘filter’ would return all settings that have the word ‘filter’ in the setting id.
returnNonDefaultValuesOnly xs:boolean Optional
If you want to list just values that have been set to a non-default value set this to ‘true’. If set to false or not specified, then all config values scoped for the specified application are returned.
wantReadOnlyValues xs:boolean Optional
It is possible for the application to include a (potentially) large number of read-only values that can not be edited by the administrator. If you want to include these values in the result set, then set this parameter to ‘true’.
wantAdvancedOptions xs:boolean Optional
Advanced options are generally not for users to be set, so will not be visible in the admin tool by default. Set this to true of you want to also return advanced settings.
pageInfo pageInfoType Optional Controls the paging. If element is not specified, paging is disabled

Response Parameters

Name Type Attributes Description
option configOptionListType Optional
Array (0/∞)
The option value.
maxPages numberType Optional A number indicating the maximum number of pages that could be returned.
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