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Spring/RestTemplate – PUT entity to server

Please look at this simple code:

final String url = String.format("%s/api/shop", Global.webserviceUrl);
RestTemplate restTemplate = new RestTemplate();
restTemplate.getMessageConverters().add(new MappingJackson2HttpMessageConverter());
HttpHeaders headers = new HttpHeaders();
headers.set("X-TP-DeviceID", Global.deviceID);
HttpEntity entity = new HttpEntity(headers);
HttpEntity<Shop[]> response = restTemplate.exchange(url, HttpMethod.GET, entity, Shop[].class);
shops = response.getBody();

As you can see, above code is intended to GET list of shops from server (in json format) and map response to array of Shop objects.
Now I need to PUT new shop, for example as /api/shop/1. Request entity should have exactly the same format as returned one.

Should I add /1 to my url, create new Shop class object, with all fields filled with my values I want to put and then use exchange with HttpMethod.PUT?

Please, clarify it for me, I’m beginner with Spring. Code example would be appreciated.

[edit]
I’m double confused, because I just noticed also method RestTemplate.put(). So, which one should I use? Exchange or put()?

You could try something like :

    final String url = String.format("%s/api/shop/{id}", Global.webserviceUrl);
RestTemplate restTemplate = new RestTemplate();
restTemplate.getMessageConverters().add(new MappingJackson2HttpMessageConverter());
HttpHeaders headers = new HttpHeaders();
headers.set("X-TP-DeviceID", Global.deviceID);
Shop shop= new Shop();
Map<String, String> param = new HashMap<String, String>();
param.put("id","10")
HttpEntity<Shop> requestEntity = new HttpEntity<Shop>(shop, headers);
HttpEntity<Shop[]> response = restTemplate.exchange(url, HttpMethod.PUT, requestEntity, Shop[].class, param);
shops = response.getBody();

the put returns void whereas exchange would get you a response, the best place to check would be documentation https://docs.spring.io/spring/docs/current/javadoc-api/org/springframework/web/client/RestTemplate.html