Using standard API, when i receive a POST, if things go wrong i must return an error response.

Since i'm not using a custom web service but a TriggerHandler, when one of the required parameters isn't in JSON POST, i'm using a custom exception to return a proper response. The problem is that the message shows the full stack trace.

Any way to deal with that?


private static void validateParams(List<CSVEnergyLead__c> lstToValidate){

    String strErrorMsg = null;

    for(CSVEnergyLead__c toValidate: lstToValidate){

            strErrorMsg = 'Mandatory field Stage__c not found';
        }else if(String.isBlank(String.valueOf(toValidate.ClosingDate__c))){
            strErrorMsg = 'Mandatory field ClosingDate__c not found';
        }else if(String.isBlank(toValidate.Lead__c)){
            strErrorMsg = 'Mandatory field Lead__c not found';

            System.debug(LoggingLevel.ERROR, 'Throwing excepction: '+strErrorMsg);
            throw new CSVEnergyLeadException(strErrorMsg);



    "message": "CSVEnergyLeadTrigger: execution of BeforeInsert\n\ncaused by: CSVEnergyLeadTriggerHandler.CSVEnergyLeadException: Mandatory field Stage__c not found\n\nClass.CSVEnergyLeadTriggerHandler: line 113, column 1\nClass.CSVEnergyLeadTriggerHandler.bulkBefore: line 32, column 1\nClass.TriggerFactory.execute: line 38, column 1\nClass.TriggerFactory.createHandler: line 26, column 1\nTrigger.CSVEnergyLeadTrigger: line 2, column 1",
    "fields": []
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    You can't modify the response...but on the caller side, surely your calling app isn't just dumping the stack trace for end users to see, is it? Take a look at the X-Y problem and perhaps edit the question. – identigral Nov 18 '19 at 16:19
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    What standard API call is your service using? – Bryan Anderson Nov 18 '19 at 16:25
  • Excelent advise identigral I'll keep in mind the X-Y problem. Rest API Bryan – Héctor Cervera Panella Nov 18 '19 at 21:18

Use .addError on the record instead. This will show the relevant error without showing the full stack trace.

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