Is there a peferred method for doing a batch update with the vCAC plugin?
I'm attempting to replace a C# based vCAC extensibility workflow with a vCO workflow, and I don't see any way to perform a batch update.
As an example I'd like to disable performance data collection so we have a scheduled workflow which finds all performance collections which are enabled and then flips the content to disabled and batch saves the rows back. With vCO it looks like I need to do an explicit update per row which isn't really a big deal for this use case, but may be for others with large collections of entities to update it may be.
// example code
var model = "ManagementModelEntities.svc";
var entitySet = "DataCollectionStatuses";
var entities = vCACEntityManager.readModelEntitiesBySystemQuery(
"43bbf1e7-4c4e-473a-b6af-f9ba45bf4252", // host id
model, // model name
entitySet, // entity set
"FilterSpec/FilterSpecGroup/FilterSpecGroupName eq 'performance' and IsDisabled eq false", // filter
null, // order by
null, // select
null, // top
null, // skip
null // headers
// update filtered entities here, can I do this as a batch
// update one by one
After doing more research it appears odata4j which the vcac plugin uses to implement odata access doesn't support batch updates.
The processes we're trying to manage ended up being too complex to try to encode without batch updates and some of the other niceties available in the .NET vcac clients. We've ended up implementing an asp.net webapi app to expose the operations using native libraries and then plugging into that via the rest plugin as a workaround to get access from vco.
Nice research / work !