RESPOND

Sends either arbitrary JSON data or a message to specified producer. Usually this function is used to respond to a previously received request-message. A request-message must provide a requestId property within its Metadata object.

Syntax

=RESPOND(MessageOrJSON, Producer, requestId)

Arguments

Name

Description

MessageOrJSON

Data to send as response.

Producer

Name of the Producer to use for sending respond.

requestId

The requestId as provided by a previously received request-message

Return Value

TRUE on success or error code otherwise.

Example

We assume that a request-message was received and that it provides a requestId which we store to cell B1 by using the READ function as follows: READ(INBOXMETADATA(,,"requestId"), B1, "String")

Function

Result

Comment

=RESPOND(OUTBOX(“Message”), “Rest”, B1)

TRUE

Sends the message with id Message from the outbox to the producer named Rest using the requestId in B1

RESPOND(DICTIONARY(A3:C5), “Rest”, B1)

TRUE

Sends the JSON data provided by the DICTIONARY function to the producer named Rest using the requestId in B1