cpdm cadlab wrote: > thanks for the quick reply. I am glad to be here on active ZOPE > mailing list.
Let's keep it on the list then; no personal email please. > I had initially done the way you have suggested, but it doesn't work > in the sense I get a empty list as output, which I know isn't empty. Then something is wrong with the external method. Use a debugger (pdb, Wing, Komodo, etc.) or spurious logging (import logger; logger.getLogger('yourmodule').log) to trace your code. > This made me think that I was making silly mistake. If I run external > method in python shell it shows the mlist, which is non-empty, but if I > ask the same to python script to do what it prints is this :  > What do you think is wrong. A further code goes like this: > mlist = context.code(uparam) > if len(mlist) == str(0): > print "Sorry no suitable method found in database" > return printed > else: > print mlist > return printed Use "if not len(mlist):"; comparing the length to str(0) is always false. "len" returns an integer, not a string, so 0 == '0' will never be True. You can also call the external method directly if you encode the arguments passed to it in the query string. Just open up a python propmt, import urllib and call urllib.quote on your argument list to hand-construct a URL. Moreover, get decent books on Python and on Web programming in general. Martijn Pieters _______________________________________________ Zope maillist - Zope@zope.org http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope ** No cross posts or HTML encoding! ** (Related lists - http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-announce http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-dev )