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http-builder RESTClient dependencies

Leo Dopson Mar 26, 2013

Hi Jaimie,

I'm hoping you can help pointing me in the right direction, I'm receiving this class dependency in my logs :

2013-03-27 11:24:40,153 http-bio-8081-exec-1 ERROR [webwork.util.ValueStack] METHOD: "promotedLinks", exception:

java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: groovy/lang/GroovyObject

while using:



import groovy.util.slurpersupport.GPathResult;

import static

def myRC = new RESTClient("http://localhost/")


I'm using the http-builder-0-1.7-20130216.204411-3.jar to access the RESTClient class.

I noticed that this class it's in the jar:


Should I install groovy-all-1.0-jsr-06.jar to resolve this dependency? Or should this be picked up by your groovyrunner jar?


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Leo Dopson Mar 27, 2013

I decided to try apache's implementation instead, this script is called from another script and should really pass the rest_data parameter (needs to be cleaned up).

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 115669 Mar 27 14:08 httpclient-cache-4.2.3.jar

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 223571 Mar 27 13:53 httpcore-4.2.2.jar

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 433070 Mar 27 13:51 httpclient-4.2.3.jar

Here is the script that eventually worked.

import groovy.sql.Sql;
import com.atlassian.jira.util.ImportUtils
import com.atlassian.jira.ComponentManager;
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.Issue;
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.IssueManager;
import groovy.json.*;
import java.util.ArrayList as ArrayList;
import java.sql.Connection;
import org.apache.log4j.Category;
import org.ofbiz.core.entity.ConnectionFactory;
import org.ofbiz.core.entity.DelegatorInterface;
import org.apache.http.HttpResponse;
import org.apache.http.NameValuePair;
import org.apache.http.client.HttpClient;
import org.apache.http.client.entity.UrlEncodedFormEntity;
import org.apache.http.client.methods.HttpPost;
import org.apache.http.impl.client.DefaultHttpClient;
import org.apache.http.message.BasicNameValuePair;

log.error("sugarREST.groovy script " );
def username = "USERNAME";
def password = "PASSWORD";
def url = "http://localhost/service/v4/rest.php";
def restdata = new BasicNameValuePair("rest_data", '{"user_auth":{"user_name":"' + username + '","password":"' + MD5(password) + '","version":"1"},"application_name":"RestTest","name_value_list":[]}');
//println("restdata: " + restdata);

def result = call("login", restdata, url);
def session_id =;

//println("SESSION ID: " +;

//get list of records --------------------------------
def get_entry_list_parameters = new BasicNameValuePair("rest_data", '{"session" : "' + session_id + '", "module_name" : "Opportunities", "query" : "", "order_by" : "", "offset" : "0", \
     "fields" : ["name","description","start_date", "last_name", "end_date", "status", "nrc"], \
     "link_name_to_fields_array":[], "max_results":"2", "deleted":"0", "Favorites":false }');

//println("get_entry_list_parameters: " + get_entry_list_parameters);

def get_entry_list_result = call('get_entry_list', get_entry_list_parameters, url);

println("RESULTS: " + get_entry_list_result);

// sugar call
def call (method, rest_data, restURL) {
     def response = null;
     def returnVal = "";

     try {
      DefaultHttpClient client = new DefaultHttpClient();
      def post = new HttpPost(restURL);

      List<NameValuePair> nameValuePairs = new ArrayList<NameValuePair>(1);
      nameValuePairs.add(new BasicNameValuePair("method", "${method}"));
      nameValuePairs.add(new BasicNameValuePair("input_type", "JSON"));
      nameValuePairs.add(new BasicNameValuePair("response_type", "JSON"));

      post.setEntity(new UrlEncodedFormEntity(nameValuePairs));
      response = client.execute(post);
      BufferedReader rd = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(response.getEntity().getContent()));
      String line = "";
      while ((line = rd.readLine()) != null) {
          returnVal = returnVal + line;
          //println ("LINE : " + line);

    } catch (e) {
      log.error("sugarREST.groovy failed, turn on stack trace to see the problem");

   if(returnVal && returnVal != null && returnVal != "null" ) {
      println ("VALUE: [" + returnVal + "]");
      def jsonObj = new JsonSlurper().parseText(returnVal);
      return jsonObj;
   } else {
      return null;

 def MD5(String s) {
    MessageDigest digest = MessageDigest.getInstance("MD5")
    new BigInteger(1, digest.digest()).toString(16).padLeft(32, '0')

JamieA Mar 30, 2013

It's a bit of a pain using httpbuilder, because, although it is excellent and easy to use, the maven dependencies include a load of xml stuff and httpcommons that conflicts with other libraries in use.

Leo Dopson Mar 31, 2013

I spent a couple of days trying to wade through those dependencies which eventually led to conflicting calls. After that, it just wasn't worth the effort.

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