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How to use callbackURL?!

Postby weissb95 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:39 pm

I am trying to follow the 'Basic Concepts' page of the Document Server for me to integrate the API into my own website. I have the document server running and i can test that using the index.html that comes with the onlyoffice document server installation.

Now when trying to incorporate the API, im running into trivial issues that i cant seem to hurdle over because the 'Basic Concepts' page is not so basic.

I can fully comprehend what these 2 lines of HTML code mean:
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<div id="placeholder"></div>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://documentserver/web-apps/apps/api/documents/api.js"></script>

creating a div tag that will contain the editor once its instantiated, and a script to call the API. now i did change the 'documentserver' to my ip address.
the next part is where im having trouble..

this line of javascript:
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var docEditor = new DocsAPI.DocEditor("placeholder", config);
does it belong in a new script tag... or does it belong in between the script tags previously created for the API?

secondly, i assume we declare the config object as so:

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var config = config = {
    "document": {
        "fileType": "docx",
        "key": "Khirz6zTPdfd7",
        "title": "Example Document Title.docx",
        "url": ""
    "documentType": "text",
    "editorConfig": {
        "callbackUrl": ""

the issue im having is i dont understand what the callbackUrl is supposed to be.
in the document property... i declared the title the same name as a sample docx file i have in the directory of my webserver.
i declared the url to be: http://webserver_ip_address/example.docx because this is where my sample docx is located

im not sure what to put in for the callbackURL though. I am trying to get this running asap and would love to have this resolved immediately.
Your help is kindly appreciated.
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Re: How to use callbackURL?!

Postby bclauss » Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:09 am


Do you have a PHP, java, c# server ? In fact you must have a server that will save your document.

So in your config object, you will have :
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    "documentType": "text",
    "editorConfig": {
        "callbackUrl": "http://yourserver_address/url-to-callback.ashx"

Then you can create a servlet like this examples : In this case it is a c# server.
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Re: How to use callbackURL?!

Postby Maxim » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:58 am

The document editing service informs the document storage service about status of the document editing using the callbackUrl from JavaScript API.
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