Once connected to an account and authenticated the action to perform must be specified. This is done through the
action variable. Some actions may identify a family of related actions specified by the
operation variable. An example would be the
showopen action which has the
showinsp (retrieve detailed inspection information),
showassets (retrieve asset listings) and
showoperators (retrieve operator listings) as some of it’s individual operations.
Access to actions for any user is controlled in exactly the same way as for the normal web interface.
Some actions have names beginning with ‘ext’ such as
extgetasset. These actions are in the process of being removed and should be avoided if another equivalent action exists. Read the documentation carefully and heed any deprecation warnings.