How to validate a flight number ?


#1

Hello,
I am using the FlightInfo method in coldfusion to return the results for the flight number entered.
If I enter a wrong or invalid flight number it gives the following error

" 500 - Internal server error.

There is a problem with the resource you are looking for, and it cannot be displayed. "
And the error is in the line
aFlightInfoStruct = ws.FlightInfo(stFlightInfo);

My questions here are

  1. Is there a method that validates the flight number ?
  2. How to avoid the internal sever error ?

Please help me solve this

Thanks in advance


#2

That is correct. The ident passed to FlightInfo is validated and an error returned if the check fails. You can use the error itself as an indicator of a bad ident or you can get your ident from another method such as Enroute, Scheduled, AirlineFlightSchedules to ensure you have a valid one. Hard to say a best solution without a better understanding of the app workflow.