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class %ZEN.proxyObject extends %RegisteredObject

The Zen Proxy class provides a way to assemble data that can be conveniently passed between the web client and the server. It works in conjunction with the zenProxy JavaScript class defined in zenutils.js. The zenProxy class is the client-side representation of the server-side %ZEN.proxyObject class and vice versa.
The %ZEN.proxyObject class is useful for cases where you do not know what run-time properties will exist when you are designing your application (perhaps it is user-configurable).
The proxy class can be used in several ways. You can use it to send an arbitrary set of data values from the client to a server-side method. To do this, create an instance of zenProxy in a client-side JavaScript method:

	// create instance of zenProxy
	var obj = new zenProxy();
	obj.name = 'Smith';
	obj.code = 'CRM114';
The zenProxy object is basically a generic JavaScript object with a few pre-defined behaviors. You can dynamically add properties to it simply by setting them. These properties should have literal values, that is, they should not refer to other JavaScript objects.
If you define a server-side ZenMethod whose signature includes an argument of type %ZEN.proxyObject, then you can invoke this method from the client passing it an instance of a zenProxy object. Zen will automatically marshal the values in the zenProxy object into an instance of the %ZEN.proxyObject object.
For example, suppose you have defined a server method:
ClassMethod MyMethod(pProxy as %ZEN.proxyObject) As %Boolean [ZenMethod]
{
	Set tName = pProxy.name
	Set tCode = pProxy.code
	Quit 1
}
The client can invoke this method as it would any other Zen method, passing an instance of zenProxy as the pProxy argument:
	var obj = new zenProxy();
	obj.name = 'Smith';
	obj.code = 'CRM114';
	var ok = this.MyMethod(obj);
The MyMethod method will see the values 'Smith' and 'CRM114' for the properties name and code, respectively.
You can also use the %ZEN.proxyObject class to pass values from a server method back to the client. To do this, create a server method whose return type is %ZEN.proxyObject:
ClassMethod GetServerInfo() As %ZEN.proxyObject [ZenMethod]
{
	Set tProxy = ##class(%ZEN.proxyObject).%New()
	Set tProxy.whatever = "Some server value"
	Quit tProxy
}
The client can invoke this method and use its return value as an object:
	var obj = this.GetServerInfo();
	alert(obj.whatever);
The %ZEN.proxyObject does not actually define any properties. Instead it maintains an internal array of property names along with their corresponding values and uses dynamic dispatch to handle references to specific properties. This means that there is no name checking for properties of %ZEN.proxyObject (the same behavior as JavaScript objects). You can remove the current set of properties within a %ZEN.proxyObject object using the %Clear method. You can find out what the current set of properties is (as a local array) or supply a new set using the %CopyToArray and %CopyFromArray methods.
The client-side zenProxy class defines only one public method, clear, which deletes the current set of properties from the object. In all other ways, you can treat is an instance of JavaScript Object.
You can get the set of values within a %ZEN.Auxiliary.dataController objects using its getDataAsObject method.
When using the %ZEN.proxyObject class keep the following things in mind: Note that %ZEN.proxyObject DOES support various property names that are valid in Javascript but were not traditionally valid Objectscript property names. In general, these property names include symbols like "$" and "_" that are relatively common in Javascript. To reference such a property in a %ZEN.proxyObject instance, simply delimit the property name using quotes:
	Set myProperty = tProxy."my_property"
	Set tProxy."$$foo" = "bar"

Inventory

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Summary

Methods
%AddToSaveSet %ClassIsLatestVersion %ClassName %Clear
%ConstructClone %CopyFromArray %CopyToArray %DispatchClassMethod
%DispatchGetModified %DispatchMethod %DispatchSetModified %DispatchSetMultidimProperty
%Extends %GetParameter %IsA %IsModified
%New %NormalizeObject %ObjectModified %OriginalNamespace
%PackageName %RemoveFromSaveSet %SerializeObject %SetModified
%ValidateObject DeleteDocument DocumentExists OpenDocument
OpenEmbeddedDocument SaveDocument


Methods

• final method %Clear()
Delete all properties and data currently in the proxy object.
• final method %CopyFromArray(ByRef pArray)
Copy the values from a local array (subscripted by property name) into this proxyObject.
• final method %CopyToArray(Output pArray)
Copy the properties in this proxyObject into a local array subscripted by property name.
• classmethod DeleteDocument(pWhere As %ZEN.Datatype.string, pDocumentID As %ZEN.Datatype.string = "") as %Status
DeleteDocument will delete a document identified by ID from the specified global or local variable reference (GLVN). If a document with the specified ID does not exist in that GLVN then DeleteDocument will return an error in the returned %Status value.

Parameters
pWhere Input

Global or local variable reference. This is the location from where the proxyObject instance will be deleted.

pDocumentID Input

The document ID.

• classmethod DocumentExists(pWhere As %ZEN.Datatype.string, pDocumentID As %ZEN.Datatype.string = "") as %ZEN.Datatype.boolean
DocumentExists() returns a boolean value indicate whether or not the documentID exists in the global/local variable reference (GLVN).

Parameters
pWhere Input

Global or local variable reference where documents are stored.

pDocumentID Input

The document ID.

• classmethod OpenDocument(pWhere As %ZEN.Datatype.string, pDocumentID As %ZEN.Datatype.string, Output pStatus As %Status = "") as %ZEN.proxyObject
OpenDocument will retrieve a previously saved document from the specified global or local variable reference (GLVN) with the specified pDocumentID and return an oref referencing an instance of %ZEN.proxyObject. If a document with the specified ID does not exist in that GLVN then OpenDocument will return an error in the output pStatus parameter.

Parameters
pWhere Input

Global or local variable reference. This is the location where the proxyObject instance will be saved.

pDocumentID Input

The ID of the document to be opened.

pStatus Output

The returned %Status value, indicating success or failure.

• classmethod OpenEmbeddedDocument(pWhere As %ZEN.Datatype.string, pDocumentID As %ZEN.Datatype.string, pObjectID As %ZEN.Datatype.string, Output pStatus As %Status = "") as %ZEN.proxyObject
OpenEmbeddedDocument will retrieve a document embedded in a previously saved document from the specified global or local variable reference (GLVN) with the specified pDocumentID and return an oref referencing an instance of %ZEN.proxyObject. If a document with the specified documentID does not exist in that GLVN then OpenDocument will return an error in the output pStatus parameter. If an embedded document with the specified objectID does not exist in that GLVN then OpenDocument will return an error in the output pStatus parameter.

Parameters
pWhere Input

Global or local variable reference. This is the location where the proxyObject instance will be saved.

pDocumentID Input

The ID of the document containing the embedded document.

pObjectID Input

The objectID of the document embedded in the specified pDocumentID.

pStatus Output

The returned %Status value, indicating success or failure.

• method SaveDocument(pWhere As %ZEN.Datatype.string, pDocumentID As %ZEN.Datatype.string = "") as %Status
SaveDocument will save the proxyObject to a global or local variable reference (GLVN) with the specified pDocumentID. If a document with the same ID already exists in that GLVN then SaveDocument will return an error in the returned %Status value.

Parameters
pWhere Input

Global or local variable reference. This is the location where the proxyObject instance will be saved.

pDocumentID Input

The document ID. This value must be unique within the GLVN specified in pWhere.



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