Class SetNextRule

  • public class SetNextRule
    extends Rule

    Rule implementation that calls a method on the (top-1) (parent) object, passing the top object (child) as an argument. It is commonly used to establish parent-child relationships.

    This rule now supports more flexible method matching by default. It is possible that this may break (some) code written against release 1.1.1 or earlier. See isExactMatch() for more details.

    • Field Detail

      • methodName

        protected String methodName
        The method name to call on the parent object.
      • paramType

        protected String paramType
        The Java class name of the parameter type expected by the method.
      • useExactMatch

        protected boolean useExactMatch
        Should we use exact matching. Default is no.
    • Constructor Detail

      • SetNextRule

        public SetNextRule​(String methodName,
                           String paramType)
        Construct a "set next" rule with the specified method name.
        methodName - Method name of the parent method to call
        paramType - Java class of the parent method's argument (if you wish to use a primitive type, specify the corresponding Java wrapper class instead, such as java.lang.Boolean for a boolean parameter)
    • Method Detail

      • isExactMatch

        public boolean isExactMatch()

        Is exact matching being used.

        This rule uses org.apache.commons.beanutils.MethodUtils to introspect the relevant objects so that the right method can be called. Originally, MethodUtils.invokeExactMethod was used. This matches methods very strictly and so may not find a matching method when one exists. This is still the behaviour when exact matching is enabled.

        When exact matching is disabled, MethodUtils.invokeMethod is used. This method finds more methods but is less precise when there are several methods with correct signatures. So, if you want to choose an exact signature you might need to enable this property.

        The default setting is to disable exact matches.

        true iff exact matching is enabled
        Digester Release 1.1.1
      • setExactMatch

        public void setExactMatch​(boolean useExactMatch)

        Set whether exact matching is enabled.

        See isExactMatch().

        useExactMatch - should this rule use exact method matching
        Digester Release 1.1.1
      • end

        public void end​(String namespace,
                        String name)
                 throws Exception
        Process the end of this element.
        end in class Rule
        namespace - the namespace URI of the matching element, or an empty string if the parser is not namespace aware or the element has no namespace
        name - the local name if the parser is namespace aware, or just the element name otherwise
        Exception - if an error occurs while processing the event
      • toString

        public String toString()
        Render a printable version of this Rule.
        toString in class Object