Almost any information contained in OGo can be accessed using the XML-RPC interface from almost any programming language. For more information on how to use XML-RPC, take a look at www.xml-rpc.com.
Note: To call OGo XML-RPC functions you need a XML-RPC client which is able to perform HTTP basic-authentication (some clients do not allow that
even though HTTP support is required by the XML-RPC specification).
Call for Examples!
Given the multitude of possibilities with XML-RPC, OpenGroupware.org cannot provide examples for all platforms, programming languages or functionalities. If you have developed a nice XML-RPC example or service, please share them with other users on this website!
XML-RPC Reference Manual
The XML-RPC manual is now available in English and is stored on the Plone documentation site.
General XML-RPC Information
An XML-RPC Presentation on KalamaZooLinux (PDF)
Note: All examples are provided as-is. They may not even work,
se them at your own risk!
The xmlrpc_call tool is a small Unix terminal program for accessing basic
XML-RPC services using the Unix shell. It's very useful for discovering the
functionality of the OGo XML-RPC daemon.
A small overview of xmlrpc_call can be found in this document.
To call OGo XML-RPC functions you need a XML-RPC client which is able
to perform HTTP basic-authentication. The xmlrpc module included with Python
does not include this facility (the error printed with the "wrong"
library looks like: TypeError: __init__() got an unexpected keyword argument 'login').
Example for importing CSV files into OpenGroupware.org:
Example for adding a OpenGroupware.org acccount:
Example for adding a OpenGroupware.org team and setting its members:
An example how to work with OpenGroupware.org resources:
An example for syncing OpenGroupware.org information into a LDAP server:
A wxWindows based native client
Postfix&Sendmail <-> XML-RPC gateway: deliver
Python + OGo page
We provide a patched module that can handle HTTP basic-authentication. Get the module here.
We discovered an old demonstration for using Perl CGI scripts to access the
OpenGroupware.org XML-RPC server: ogo-cgi. This should be a good starting point for Perl developers.
Perl + OGo page
Also available is an old document containing
instructions for installing a Perl XML-RPC client.
Java API for OpenGroupware.org (JOGI)
Java + OGo page
Update (2004-03-01): The
POGI project (PHP API for OpenGroupware.org) has been started.
PHP API for OpenGroupware.org (POGI)
PHP + OGo page
A very simple example for accessing OpenGroupware.org appointment information is available in c_sample.
C# / Mono
Stay tuned ... ;-)