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How to send custom request using HttpJsonRequestFactory?

Custom requests can be send using HttpJsonRequestFactory which can be accessed by getJsonRequestFactory() in DocumentStore. This is the same factory that client uses for communication.

Worth knowing is that factory might not always be accessible. To check if document store contains factory use hasJsonRequestFactory. In most of cases value of this property will be true.

Example

String key = "employees/1";

// http://localhost:8080/databases/Northwind/docs/employees/1
String forDatabase = RavenUrlExtensions.forDatabase(store.getUrl(), "Northwind");
String url = forDatabase + "/docs/" + key;

IDatabaseCommands commands = store.getDatabaseCommands();
HttpJsonRequest request = store
  .getJsonRequestFactory()
  .createHttpJsonRequest(new CreateHttpJsonRequestParams(commands, url, HttpMethods.GET, null, commands.getPrimaryCredentials(), store.getConventions()));

RavenJToken json = request.readResponseJson();
JsonDocument jsonDocument = SerializationHelper.deserializeJsonDocument(key, json, request.getResponseHeaders(), request.getResponseStatusCode());