yuz February 2016

Feign Client + Eureka POST request body

I'm trying to use Feign and Eureka to forward a post request from server A to server B. Both servers are discrovered sucessfully by Eureka.

This works:

@Feignclient
public interface MyFeignClient {
    @RequestMapping(value = "test", = RequestMethod.POST, consumes = "application/json")
    ResponseEntity<String> theActualMethod(
            HttpServletRequest request,
            @RequestHeader("firstHeader") String header1,
            @RequestHeader("secondHeader") byte[] header2);
}

However, when I change the second argument to @RequestBody in order to read the POST request content, I get an exception:

java.lang.IllegalStateException: Method has too many Body parameters: public abstract org.springframework.http.ResponseEntity MyFeignClient.theActualMethod(javax.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest,java.lang.String,byte[])

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yuz February 2016

The problem was that a method in Feign interface cannot have more than one 'general' argument. you can have as many header arguments as you want but not more than one as body. Since @RequestBody doesn't do anything it is regarded not as a header but as another variable in addition to the HttpServletRequest request variable.

So I had to change my business logic to have only one parameter.

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