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Status Is a defect
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 7, 2022

WAAPI method filter.createOrReplaceFilter not working as they expect, new feature or API method requested

The Customer is using the WAAPI method filter.createOrReplaceFilter.

They have found that if the filter that this is being run on is a dependency for another filter then the file.createOrReplace does not complete.

It has been confirmed that this is working as expected :

This is an expected behavior, if a filter (say FilterA) is dependent on another filter (say FilterB) then you cannot use the createOrModifyFilter method on FilterB. What the method actually does is delete the Filter and then re-create it. Since FilterA depends on FilterB then deleting FilterB fails as it invalidates the relationship.

There is no possibility to verify within one(!) waapi file, if the filter already exists and needs to be modified or if it needs to be created. This is what the name createOrReplaceFilter promises and what the method needs to do.

Instead of simply dropping the filter and creating it again, the method should be implemented as it's named: create the filter, if it's not yet existing, or modify(!) it, if it does. This would really improve the method.

Idea priority Medium