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From Steve Angelovich <>
Subject Re: Using TApplicationException - need example
Date Thu, 17 May 2012 05:07:51 GMT
What is TApplicationException intended to be used for?

Is there a mechanism in thrift to propagate a runtime exception from the server back to the

How do others deal with a case where the caller has made an RPC call with an invalid argument.
 In Java I'd normally throw a IllegalArgumentException, is something like this possible in
thrift or do I have to add another user defined exception type which will result in the caller
having to deal with another checked exception.

Thanks for any help

On 05/10/2012 05:06 PM, Craig Artley wrote:

Hello, I want to take exceptions on the server and return them back to the client. For example,
say the client's request leads to a run time exception like IllegalArgumentException. I think
that TApplicationException with INTERNAL_ERROR is the way to do this, but I couldn't get it
to work and I can't find any examples.

In my service handler, I check the args.  If they are invalid, I threw a TApplicationException
like this
  throw new TApplicationException(TApplicationException.INTERNAL_ERROR,"Illegal argument blah

It still showed up in my client as a TTransportException:

I'm sure I am just misunderstanding something.  What am I missing? Can anyone provide an example
of robust exception handling in the server to the client?

I read about it in THRIFT-378


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