Customizing REST services using post-processing commands

HCL Commerce provides a customizable REST interface. You can interact with a variety of HCL Commerce services using lightweight REST calls. The REST handler is configurable, so you can easily add your own request handlers.

You can use REST to interact with a number of HCL Commerce features, including the BOD service, data beans, and commands. Prior to Version 9, customizing these REST interfaces required programming changes within BOD, or the data beans themselves. Version 9 avoids the complexity of this approach by providing a simple and uniform postprocessing layer where your REST customizations execute. In addition to invoking existing services through this service, you can add handlers to interact with your own customizations.