If you use the PrintNode driver and need more flexibility than what you get with the
Printing facade, you may interact with the API wrapper directly.
The easiest way to do this is by resolving it out of the container:
$api = app(\Rawilk\Printing\Api\PrintNode\PrintNode::class);
The api class automatically receives your api key from the config, but if you need to change it on the fly, you can do it like this:
Doing this should work even if you are using the
Printing facade to interact with the api.
There are a few extra things you may utilize with this API wrapper class, which are listed below. More methods may be added in the future as well.
You can use this to find out the account info that is related to your configured api key. It can also be useful just to be sure your api requests are actually working as well.
$whoami = $api->whoami(); $whoami->id; $whoami->firstName; $whoami->lastName; $whoami->email;
If you are looking to list out an account's registered computers, you may use this method:
// $limit, $offset and $dir are optional params used for pagination. // You should refer to PrintNode's api docs for more info on them. $response = $api->computers($limit, $offset, $dir); $response->computers; // a collection of `\Rawilk\Printing\Api\PrintNode\Entity\Computer` instances
If you know the ID of a computer you want to find, you may use this method:
$computer = $api->computer(1234); $computer->id; $computer->name; $computer->hostName; $computer->state; $computer->created; // Carbon instance of date computer was created on your account
Full a full reference of methods, please refer to API class. Since the API class is
Macroable, you may add any additional functionality you need to this
class via a service provider.