Thanks for your return Deepak and Taher.

I suggested to use comment to deprecated because it's really fast to implement with a combination of process and small modification code.

Like Taher, just I found not enough just a comment. What do you think about add a new xml element to service

<deprecate replace-by-service="theNewServiceName"> Explain the reason</deprecated>

and on the modelService, when a deprecate is parsed and when the service is call we put on log a warning :

WARN the service oldServiceName is now deprecated please use theNewService, the reason is ${Explain the reason}


Le 06/08/2017 à 08:03, Taher Alkhateeb a écrit :
Hmmm I am not sure if comments are the most appropriate form for
deprecation. Usually deprecation is useful when it is programmatic because
it goes beyond raw text to logging warnings and highlighting by tools. You
want the system to constantly remind you (both the developer and author) to
get rid of the deprecated code.

However if this entails a lot of code changes (not sure) then I think it
might be useful to wait until we refactor the rest of the core components
(entity engine, service engine, etc ...)

On Aug 6, 2017 8:47 AM, "Deepak Dixit" <>

Hi Nicolas,

Idea is to mark service deprecated is looks good to me,
What I think instead of adding deprecated as engine we can set annotation
for deprecated service like we set in java, annotation can be simple
comment or xml annotation.

And ideally we have to mark services deprecate instead of removing, with
expected release on which we will remove this deprecated code.

Thanks & Regards
Deepak Dixit

On Sat, Aug 5, 2017 at 1:34 AM, Nicolas Malin <>

Hello with the thread
and the voluntary to have a good coherence on crud service name,

I would be have your suggest to manage old name and deprecated process.

I review the issue OFBIZ-9550 [1] that contains this problematic :

-    <service name="addPromoToMarketingCampaign" ...
+    <service name="createMarketingCampaignPromo" ...

Currently I follow this process :

* duplicate the service definition
* Rename the duplicate with the correct name
* Set "DEPRECATED : use ${new service} instead" in the service
* implement on old service definition : return error("use ${new service}
instead") to help developer to correct their specific code.

I image that we can create a generic code to return the error and change
the old service definition like this :

     <service name="addPromoToMarketingCampaign"
default-entity-name="MarketingCampaignPromo" engine="deprecated"
invoke="create" auth="true">
          <description>Deprecated please replace by
          <auto-attributes include="pk" mode="IN" optional="false"/>
          <auto-attributes include="nonpk" mode="IN" optional="true"/>

And deprecated engine return always error with the service description.

After a new ofbiz stable branche creation, we remove all deprecated
service ?

Any suggests, othet ideas, comments ?




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