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All parameters are required for each web service call. In some cases, default values may be used as indicated when a value itself is optional.
All data types are listed in Visual Basic format for simplicity.
Wherever necessary Strings are listed with their minimum and maximum lengths using the following format:
If this String is fixed length, it is listed as follows:
The following table describes the integer types used throughout ECGridOS.
||2 Bytes||-32,768 through 32,767 (signed)|
||4 Bytes||-2,147,483,648 through 2,147,483,647|
||8 Bytes||-9,223,372,036,854,775,808 through 9,223,372,036,854,775,807|
Boolean true/false values are used within the system. Your system might interpret these as integer zero (false) and non-zero (true) values or some other way.
ECGridOS makes extensive use of Objects to return complex information, and to guarantee a consistent response format. Please familiarize yourself with the class structures used throughout ECGridOS.
When uploading and downloading files Byte Arrays are used: byte(). The .NET Framework automatically converts this data type into BASE64 encoding for transport. A convenient web site for on-line ASCII to BASE64 conversion is located at http://www.paulschou.com/tools/xlate/.
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