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Users of the extension providing Spring MVC support for Web Services.

Summary: This document provides basic information about the extension providing Spring MVC support for Web Services.

What's new

  • Major performance issue fixed



This extension provides support for Spring MVC.

In what situation should you install this extension?

The main purpose of this extension is to create HTTP API entry points for JEE back-end applications that are used to create REST API Services. If you need to have links from a Client Front-end (see examples below) to the Spring MVC/JEE Back-end you should install this extension.

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This extension handles Spring MVC Web Services used in JEE applications, for example:

public class UserController {
    @RequestMapping(method = RequestMethod.GET, produces = "application/json; charset=utf-8")
    public PagedResources<UserResource> collectionList(...){

For each class annotated with

  • org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.RequestMapping (@RequestMapping )
  • org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.GetMapping (@GetMapping )
  • org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.PostMapping (@PostMapping )
  • org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.PutMapping (@PutMapping )
  • org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.DeleteMapping (@DeleteMapping )
  • org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.PatchMapping (@PatchMapping ),

the following will be done:

  • a Web Service object will be created
  • a Web Service Port object child of the web service will be created
  • for each Method annotated with "Annotation"Mapping, the following will be created:
    • a Web Service operation child of the Web Service Port with correct get/put/delete/post type
    • a fire link from the Web Service operation to the method

Basic case @RequestMapping

The following Java code

public class HomeController {
    public String method0(){
        return "method0";


will generate:

Several urls

The following Java code:

public class HomeController {
    public String method1(){
        return "method1";


will generate one operation per url mapping:

Several methods

The following Java code:

public class HomeController {
    @RequestMapping(value="/method3", method={RequestMethod.POST,RequestMethod.GET})
    public String method3(){
        return "method3";

will generate one operation per receiving method:

Spring 4 annotations

The syntax @GetMapping, @PostMapping, @PutMapping, @DeleteMapping, @PatchMapping are supported. Example with the following Java code:

public class CustomerRestController {
    public List getCustomers() {
        // ...

    public ResponseEntity deleteCustomer(@PathVariable Long id) {
        // ...

will generate:

Property evaluation

 Properties used inside annotations are evaluated by looking them into properties file. Example with the following Java code:

public class HomeController {
    public String method0(){
        return "method0";


With properties file:


will generate:

Support of thymeleaf

The following syntaxes are supported for thymeleaf templating:

      <form ... th:action="@{/seedstartermng}"... method="post">

Will create a link from the HTML5 content to a call to a webservice with url '/seedstartermng'

'th:href' are also supported:

<... th:href="@{/css/stsm.css}"/>

Function Point, Quality and Sizing support

This extension provides the following support:

  • Function Points (transactions): a green tick indicates that OMG Function Point counting and Transaction Risk Index are supported
  • Quality and Sizing: a green tick indicates that CAST can measure size and that a minimum set of Quality Rules exist
Function Points
Quality and Sizing

CAST AIP compatibility

This extension is compatible with:

CAST AIP release
7.3.4 and all higher 7.3.x releases(tick)

Supported DBMS servers

This extension is compatible with the following DBMS servers:

CAST AIP releaseCSS2OracleMicrosoft
7.3.x / 8.0.x / 8.1.x / 8.2.x(tick)(tick)(error)


(tick)An installation of any compatible release of CAST AIP (see table above)

Dependencies with other extensions

Some CAST extensions require the presence of other CAST extensions in order to function correctly. The Spring MVC extension requires that the following other CAST extensions are also installed:

  • Web services linker service (internal technical extension)
Note that when using the CAST Extension Downloader to download the extension and the Manage Extensions interface in CAST Server Manager to install the extension, any dependent extensions are automatically downloaded and installed for you. You do not need to do anything.

Download and installation instructions

Please see:

The latest release status of this extension can be seen when downloading it from the CAST Extend server.

CAST Transaction Configuration Center (TCC) Entry Points

In Spring MVC ≥ 1.3.x, if you are using the extension with CAST AIP ≥ 8.3.x, a set of Spring MVC specific Transaction Entry Points are now automatically imported when the extension is installed. These Transaction Entry Points will be available in the CAST Transaction Configuration Center:

Manual import action for CAST AIP ≤ 8.2.x

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  • Locate the .TCCSetup file in the extension folder: Configuration\TCC\Base_Java_SpringMVC.TCCSetup
  • In the CAST Transaction Configuration Center, ensure you have selected the Templates node:

  • This .TCCSetup file is to be imported into the CAST Transaction Calibration Center using either the:
    • File > Import Configuration menu option:

    • Or right clicking on the Template node and selecting Import Configuration:

  • The import of the "Base_Java_SpringMVC.TCCSetup" file will provide you with a sample Transaction Entry point in the Free Definition node under Templates:

  • Now right click the "Standard Entry Point" item and select copy:

  • Paste the item into the equivalent node under the Application, for example, below we have copied it into the Application MEUDON:

  • Repeat for any additional items or generic sets that have been imported from the .TCCSetup file.

Packaging, delivering and analyzing your source code

Once the extension is installed, no further configuration changes are required before you can package your source code and run an analysis. The process of packaging, delivering and analyzing your source code does not change in any way:

Log messages



Message IDMessage Type

Logged during

SPMVC-001WarningAnalysisVariousNoneContact CAST Technical Support
SPMVC-002WarningAnalysisA property could not be found so we could not determine the name of a service.Provide properties file with the value 

AIA expectations

At the end of the log file you will find a message indicating how many services have been found:

5 Spring-MVC web service operations created.

Note on JEE analyser warnings

The JEE analyser will complain that some annotations specific to SpringMVC are not handled by an environment profile while they are handled by this extension; you can simply ignore these warnings:

Warning MODULMSG ; Job execution    Annotation 'org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.RequestMapping' is not managed in Environment Profiles
Warning MODULMSG ; Job execution    Annotation 'org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.GetMapping' is not managed in Environment Profiles

What results can you expect?

Once the analysis/snapshot generation has completed, HTTP API transaction entry points will be available for use when configuring the CAST Transaction Configuration Center. In addition, you can view the results in the normal manner (for example via CAST Enlighten).

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Server side

The following objects are displayed in CAST Enlighten on the Java side:

Spring MVC Delete Operation Service
Spring MVC Get Operation Service
Spring MVC Post Operation Service
Spring MVC Put Operation Service
Spring MVC Port
Spring MVC Service

Quality Rules

No Quality Rules


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