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Version: 8.1


This function is used in Python Scripting.


This function sends a message to the Gateway, working in a similar manner to the sendMessage function, except sendRequest expects a response to the message. To handle received messages, you must set up Gateway Event Script message handlers within a project. These message handlers run Jython code when a message is received. You can then place a return at the end of the code to return something to where the sendRequest was originally called from. You can add message handlers under the "Message" section of the Gateway Event Script configuration dialog.

Client Permission Restrictions

This scripting function has no Client Permission restrictions.


system.util.sendRequest(project, messageHandler, [payload], [remoteServer], [timeoutSec])


StringprojectThe name of the project containing the message handler.
StringmessageHandlerThe name of the message handler that will fire upon receiving a message.
Dictionary[String, Any]payloadA dictionary which will get passed to the message handler. Use "payload" in the message handler to access dictionary variables. [optional]
StringhostNameLimits the message delivery to the client that has the specified network host name. [optional]
StringremoteServerA string representing a target Gateway Server name. The message will be delivered to the remote Gateway over the Gateway Network. Upon delivery, the message is distributed to the local Gateway and clients as per the other parameters. [optional]
StringtimeoutSecThe number of seconds before the sendRequest call times out. [optional]


Object - The return from the message handler.


Gateway, Vision Client, Perspective Session

Code Examples

Example #1
# Request sent to the message handler 'test' which then saves the return value to returnValue and prints it.
returnValue = system.util.sendRequest(project='ACME', messageHandler='test', payload={'hoursOn':15})
print returnValue


system util sendRequest, util.sendRequest