I have two Apex Rest Webservice Rest1 & Rest2.

Rest1 webservice Apex class has annotation @RestResource(urlMapping='/ApexRest/')

Rest2 webservice Apex class has annotation @RestResource(urlMapping='/ApexRest/*') which is saved last.

But when I tried to call the Apex Rest webservice using url url/service/apexrest/ApexRest it calls Rest1 not Rest 2 which is last saved. So I am getting confused, Is salesforce documentation is right?

An extract from Page No: 255 Force.com Apex Code Developer's Guide V34.0 summer'15 documentation:

The URL patterns URLpattern and URLpattern /* match the same URL. If one class has a urlMapping of URLpattern and another class has a urlMapping of URLpattern /*, a REST request for this URL pattern resolves to the class that was saved last.

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The base URL and the urlMapping value form the URI that the client sends in a REST request. In this case, the URL mapping contains the asterisk wildcard character, which means that the resource URI can contain any value after /Apexrest/.

In your web service you are using the url(url/service/apexrest/ApexRest), which by defaults calls the rest1. To avoid confusions have proper url mapping values for both rest 1 and rest 2, like @RestResource(urlMapping='/Rest1/*')

  • I can choose the option to change the url mapping name so that there is no more confusion. But I want to know the reason why this is not as documented in salesforce or may be I am wrong here?
    – Ajay Gupta
    Jul 20, 2015 at 15:08
  • If you want to call Rest you may need to use url/service/apexrest/ApexRest. For calling Rest 2 you may need to use url/service/apexrest/ApexRest/. The '/' at the end determines to call Rest2 or not. I am not 100% sure, but this what the I understood from documentation
    – Goki
    Jul 21, 2015 at 4:19
  • Please look at the question again and tell me which will execute first Rest1 or Rest2? Rest1 url is url/service/apexrest/ApexRest/. For calling Rest 2 url is url/service/apexrest/ApexRest/* .
    – Ajay Gupta
    Aug 22, 2015 at 4:16

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