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 Details

    • 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 Details

    • 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 Details

    • 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