This is a discussion and working group for anyone interested in the Services module and related modules. This module was created out of a need for a standardized solution of integrating external applications with Drupal, specifically Flash and Flex applications. Visit the issues page for all bug reports. Also visit the Services Handbook for information and examples.

cheewe's picture

Reducing memory usage for custom resources for services module

I have a Drupal 6.19 site that also links to some mobile app via custom resources written using Drupal Services 3.x module.

I have set php memory limit to 512M. The site works fine without any memory issues.

However, because the mobile app fires 4-5 concurrent web services requests as a burst, a single app running can apprently cause my server to run out of memory and return a 500 Internal Server Error. The log shows this error:
Cannot allocate memory: couldn't create child process: /opt/suphp/sbin/suphp for /home/cmadmin/public_html/drupal/index.php

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matthand's picture

Display System Messages Via Services

How can you display system messages to a user via services? Most interested in the REST server. Thanks!

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lhridley's picture

Documentation for data requirements for creating nodes through the JSON Restful Server (Services 3, Drupal 7)

We have a project to complete for a client that involves setting up a restful web service backend for a set of mobile apps for Android and iOS. We have elected to use Drupal as our restful server and utilize the JSON service available through Services 3 along with the spyc library.

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tmetzger's picture

Automatically creating and configuring services endpoints

Hi folks,

I've got hundreds of sites communicating with each other using the old services 2 xml-rpc system, which of course is unsupported. I'd like to move to services 3, and I've got all my API calls working with 2-legged OAuth.

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shushu's picture

Mobile4Social WikiVillage - mobile application based on Drupal

Hello all,
Only local images are allowed.
We are pleased to release another Android application from the hands of
In this case, the owners of were looking for jump into the mobile world, and decided to use our technology as the basis.

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dianacastillo's picture

user.update xml-rpc method - Missing required argument data

Hi, I am sending the below xml for user.update and I get "Missing required argument data" . what am i doing wrong

<?xml version="1.0"?>
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dianacastillo's picture

questions about user.register

How can I specify the uid in the user.register method instead of having Drupal automatically assign it ? (using xml-rpc) Also how can I specify the role (s) for this user ? I tried

but it ignores this. thank you

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dianacastillo's picture

questions about user methods with xml-rpc

I need to know the method names and the expected structure for modifying and deleting users with xml-rpc using drupal's Services module.
There is an example for user.register here but I cant find where the other methods are documented. Thank you, diana

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DrMiaow's picture


Took me hours to locate this information.

If you want to use the 'index' operation in services, it takes only three parameters

page (the page number)
fields (the fields to include).
parameters (the actual parameters) - these are passed directly into the query, so these need to be node record field names.



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bst2002's picture

Performance Problems Using Services 7.x-3.2


i'v startet to create a connection via services3 REST-Server to/from my php-driven website (at this time both my-site and drupal are on same machine).

I noticed that if i use/connect via services3 node.login enormous CPU usage about 30%-70%, normaly on my machine is between 0-10% (MAX).

i made different test with Apache Jmeter:

login/logout via normal drupal site(drupal form-login) cpu usage low, as expected

when i use http://drupal-site.tld/services_api/user/login (logout) the CPU usage increases by 30%-70% and that is too much!

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metow's picture

How to Upload images without Base64 encoding

In my android application , I can upload files to my Drupal 6 server using services module file resource in which I first Base64 encode the file and send it via a StringEntity as follows:

HttpClient httpClient = new DefaultHttpClient(connectionParameters);
HttpContext localContext = new BasicHttpContext();

JSONObject json = new JSONObject();
json.put("file", Base64.encodeToString(photodata,Base64.DEFAULT));
json.put("uid", getUid());
json.put("filename", file_name);

StringEntity se = new StringEntity(json.toString());

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External Database connection Display results in Forms table as sortable pagination

* @file
* This module is for core db search and send selected items via email.
* In this module, a user (registered) can search the url list and result will be displayed as list.
* The submitted data will be stored in custom table email_sents with user data , and emails will be sent.

* Menu for Endpoint
* Implementation of hook_menu().
function my_module_menu() {

$items['my-module'] = array(
  'title' => t('My Module'),
  'description' => t('Search form'),
  'page callback' => 'drupal_get_form',
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jaimeah's picture

Specification for system resource set_variable, get_variable, del_variable using REST

I have been looking for a specification for using the variable setting actions of the system resource, but I haven't found anything. I am using Services 3.x and Drupal 7. Any suggestions or recommendations?

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spoco2's picture

I'm SO close with Services (REST), just need the final pieces

So, I have finally (After much mucking about) got myself a drupal REST service running using 2-Legged OAuth for authentication. This is working, in that I can request http://drupalsite/myEndPoint/node to get a list of nodes, and http://drupalsite/myEndPoint/node/1 to get a particular node in XML or JSON format... and that's SO CLOSE to all I want.


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twoblackeyes's picture

help with URL arguments to make REST server output taxonomy fields

Hi everyone,

I'm a bit of a beginner to the Services module. On my site, I have a view that displays taxonomy fields from specific terms, filtered by a term from another vocabulary. For example, I have a vocabulary of terms called "nightclubs" and a vocabulary called "neighborhoods" that's used to sort each nightclub. Each nightclub is associated with a neighborhood via a taxonomy field. My view shows me a list of terms (nightclubs) in whatever neighborhood term is passed through the contextual filter, and a few fields for each term (name, description, address, etc).

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shushu's picture Privatemsg integration - free mobile app for your community

Hello all,
We are happy to release the new project by - an integration between Android app and Drupal Privatemsg module.
Please take a look at the demo video of the application, install it and try it out to see the integration we offer.

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rjdjohnston's picture

Viewing a Rest end point logs me out of Drupal


We're using Services with Service Views and Rest. When I visit the end point ( the data is displaying correctly but when I navigate to my other screen I find out I have been logged out of Drupal.

This error is displayed when I refresh Drupal:

Notice: Undefined index: rest_server in services_endpoint_callback() (line 196 of /vhosts/

This happens every time I refresh the endpoint.

Any ideas?


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njmahesh's picture

How to read JSON Data and render it using theme_table function?

I don't want to store the data in Drupal. I need to read JSON data from external URL and render that in my theme.

I could use Feeds and JSONPath Parser module if I want to store in Drupal but I just want to read. I am also tying Services module.

Any suggestions, tips would be huge help!

Thanks in advance

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yurtboy's picture

Any good links on getting started with drupal 8 and services?

Tons of great stuff for d7 and maybe most of it will not change for d8 but I just figured I would ask before I dig in.

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PainKIller's picture

Please help me with Services

Hello everybody! I am flash-developer and total newbi to Drupal. I have book "Flash with Drupal" by Travis Tidwell and I want to learn to develop flash apps with Drupal as back-end. So I installed Drupal 6.26 then several modules. So I have installed Chaos CTools 6.x-1.9, flashNode (6.x-3.1), Services (6.x-3.1), AMFPHP (6.x-1.0-beta2) and Views (6.x-2.16). I did all like was in the book, and everything was OK, no Error messages etc, but after installing Services, I’ve found in this module no services (in the book there was File service, menu service, node service etc).

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