Adding objects - BlueCat Address Manager - 9.1.0

Address Manager API Guide

BlueCat Address Manager

There are several ways to add objects to Address Manager using the API. This section provides examples of both generic and specific methods.

Generic addEntity

addEntity is a generic adding method that you can use to create any object. This example shows how to add a IP4Block in Address Manager:

// Signature: addEntity( long parentId, APIEntity entity )

// Form the entity object with the data
APIEntity blockEntity = new APIEntity();
// Specify Name
blockEntity.setName( "blockName" ); 
// Specify Type
blockEntity.setType( ObjectTypes.IP4Block ); 
// Specify additional properties required to define object
blockEntity.setProperties( ObjectProperties.CIDR + "=" ); 

// Add this entity under the defined parent
long blockId = service.addEntity( configId, blockEntity );

Specific add methods

There are other add methods that you can use to add specific objects. This example shows how to add an a IP4Block in Address Manager:

// Signature: addIP4BlockByCIDR( long parentId, String CIDR, String properties )

// Add the block specifying the CIDR. Name has to be specified using properties in this case
String properties = + "=blockName2";
long blockId = service.addIP4BlockByCIDR( configId, "20.0.0/16", properties );