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Development Environment

8base CLI provides a set of tools to assist with viewing remote logs as well as debugging functions locally.


In order to view logs from remote function execution use:

8base logs [FUNCTION NAME].

Optional parameters -n and -t allow you to specify number of lines returned as well as continuously stream logs in your terminal (tail). \

Invoke functions locally

For testing purposes you can execute functions locally and supply a JSON value for the event parameter:

8base invoke-local [FUNCTION NAME] -j '{ "data": { "key1": "val1" }}'.

You can specify JSON inline using the -j option or a path to a file with JSON using -p option.

To test this feature, implement the hello resolver from Resolvers and run the following command in your CLI.

8base invoke-local hello -j '{ "data": { "name": "Bob" } }'

Environment Variables

If you'd like to set environment variables while running invoke-local there are a couple of options. You can either include variables directly in the command, such as:

VAR1=test 8base invoke-local hello\n

you can also create a .env file with variables and use it as follows:

env $(cat .env | xargs) 8base invoke-local hello

Invoke functions remotely

Similarly to invoke-local you can execute functions remotely using:

8base invoke [FUNCTION NAME] -j '{ "data": { "key1": "val1" }}'

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