API Examples for Golang

The following are a few examples on how to use the [Golang API] generated from the onos-uenib gRPC API.

All the examples assume that the following import is available:

import "github.com/onosproject/onos-api/go/uenib"

Similarly, all examples assume that the UEService client has been obtained and that context ctx was either provided or created via code similar to the following:

client := uenib.CreateUEServiceClient(conn)
ctx := context.Background()

Create UE aspect(s)

Since the UE itself is just an ID and all other information is provided via the aspects mechanism, all operations are effectively on aspects. Therefore, even if a UE already exists, but it does not currently have a particular aspect, one must call Create rather than Update. This example shows how to attach a new onos.uenib.CellInfo aspect to a particular UE:

ue := &uenib.UE{ID: ueID}
ue.SetAspect(uenib.CellInfo{ServingCell: &uenib.CellConnection{ID: cellID, SignalStrength: 11.0}})
response, err = client.CreateUE(ctx, &uenib.CreateUERequest{UE: *ue})

Get UEs - specific aspects or all aspects

An application may want to get one or more aspects of information associated with a UE. The following example shows how this can be accomplished for CellInfo and (fictitious) SubscriberData aspects:

aspectTypes := []string{"onos.uenib.CellInfo", "operator.SubscriberData"}
response, err := client.GetUE(ctx, &uenib.GetUERequest{ID: ueID, AspectTypes: aspectTypes})

To return all aspects associated with a UE, simply omit the AspectTypes from the request:

response, err := client.GetUE(ctx, &uenib.GetUERequest{ID: ueID})

Update UE aspect(s)

The UE information does not track a Revision and therefore it is not necessary to retrieve the UE aspect before updating it. Once can simply provide a new aspect value as part of the update request. For example, the following shows how to update the CellInfo aspect:

cells := neighborCellsByStrength(ueID) // fictitious utility
ue := &uenib.UE{ID: ueID}
ue.SetAspect(uenib.CellInfo{ServingCell: cells[0], CandidateCells: cells[1:]})
response, err = client.UpdateUE(ctx, &uenib.UpdateUERequest{UE: *ue})

Delete UE aspect(s)

To delete specific aspects from a UE, simply provide the UE ID and the types of aspects to be deleted:

response, err := client.DeleteUE(ctx, &uenib.GetUERequest{
	ID:          ueID, 
	AspectTypes: []string{"operator.SubscriberData"}

List UEs

To iterate over all UEs, use the List method, which provides a finite stream from which the application can read each UE with all requested aspects, as shown below:

aspectTypes := []string{"onos.uenib.CellInfo", "operator.SubscriberData"}
stream, err := client.ListUEs(ctx, &uenib.ListUERequest{AspectTypes: aspectTypes})
for {
    response, err := stream.Recv()
    if err == io.EOF {
    if err != nil { ... }

The stream will be closed when the client reads the last entry, or the client can prematurely close it by invoking ctx.Done().

Watch UE Changes

The UE NIB API allows clients to watch the changes in real-time via its Watch method which delivers its results as a continuous stream of events. These include not only the usual create, update, and delete events, but also replay events to indicate the object as it existed prior to the Watch being called.

As with the List method, the results can be further narrowed by specifying AspectTypes in the request. Here is a simple example of the Watch usage:

stream, err := client.Watch(ctx, &uenib.WatchRequest{AspectType: []string{"onos.uenib.CellInfo"}})
if err == nil { ... }

for {
    msg, err := stream.Recv()
    if err == io.EOF {
    if err != nil { ... }
    processEvent(msg.Event.Type, msg.Event.UE)

The client can cancel the watch at anytime by invoking ctx.Done().