Carousel RDA Tester

About

This is a simple utility to test Carousel's Remote Data Adaptor (RDA) functionality. RDA is a socket-based protocol that is used to control certain functionality within Carousel. For a full description of RDA, please see the Carousel documentation.

Here is a list of commands that RDA supports:

* New in Carousel 6.1

** New in Carousel 6.2

Usage

After launching the application, you'll see the RDA window: The RDA Screen

There are four areas on this window:

Procedure

  1. Enter the IP address and RDA port for your Carousel server in the Connect area. Click the Connect button. You should see "Connected" in the Response area, and the Connect button should change to say "Disconnect." A successful connection

    If you see "A connection attempt failed," double check that you entered the correct server information. This message is telling you that the application cannot connect to your Carousel server. The server information you entered may be incorrect, or the server might not be licensed for RDA.

  2. After you have connected, select a sample command to send to the server. Click on a command in the Sample Commands list, then click the Send to command window button. The command you selected will be copied to the command text area. Selecting a command to send to the server

  3. Make any edits to the command that you need. A common change is to update the username and password to correspond to a user with access to execute this type of command on the selected Zone. Updating the RDA command

  4. When the command is ready, click the Send Command button. The command will be sent to the server, and executed if valid.

  5. After sending the command, review the Response List for the result. You'll see a status of either "Error" or "Success" and a description.

    Error results should have a description of what went wrong. Success results should have a description that contains what the server did, plus any additional information such as a page identifier (GUID) or any warnings that occurred.

    In the image below, you can see three commands were executed. The first command failed because the username or password were incorrect, or the user didn't have access to execute the command on the specified zone. The second command failed because the template specified didn't exist on the zone. The third command succeeded in creating a new bulletin with GUID d55609(...), however the command specified some text for a block that didn't exist in the template. The bulletin was still created, it just might not contain the text that you expected. Command Responses, two failing, one successful

Downloads

Stable

Mac OS X

Source Code

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License

The MIT License

Copyright (c) 2008 John Reilly, Tightrope Media Systems

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