0 Replies Latest reply on Oct 15, 2015 9:55 AM by jessec RSS
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    Simple Java Code for a Client Device to Update a Thing Property

    Enclosed is a Java Class that only relies on the base Java SE and allows one to update a Thing's Property. I use it in a BeagleBone Black to update sensor values but it should work just as well in other applications.


    import java.io.IOException;
    import java.io.InputStream;
    import java.net.HttpURLConnection;
    import java.net.URL;


    public class ThingWorxRESTClient{
        private String api_key;
        private String thingworx_hostname;
        public static void main(String[] args) {
            //Example Usage
            ThingWorxRESTClient tw_rest = new ThingWorxRESTClient("maker01.cloud.thingworx.com", "<<your api key>>");


                tw_rest.UpdateThingWorxProperty("TemperatureAndHumidity", "Temperature", "85.7");
            catch(IOException e){


        public ThingWorxRESTClient(String thingworx_hostname, String api_key) {
            this.thingworx_hostname = thingworx_hostname;
            this.api_key = api_key;
        public void UpdateThingWorxProperty(String thing_name, String thing_property, String value) throws IOException {

            URL thingworx_rest_url = new URL("http://"thingworx_hostname"/Thingworx/Things/"thing_name"/Properties/"thing_property"?appKey="api_key"&amp;method=put&amp;value="+value);
            HttpURLConnection http_connection = (HttpURLConnection) thingworx_rest_url.openConnection();
            InputStream in = http_connection.getInputStream();//We get an InputStream to cause the HttpURLConnection to actually connect to the server