# exposed


11/02/2023, 6:36 PM
Hi all, I am an Android dev experimenting with creating a ktor api, to be consumed by front a front end. I cannot figure out how to get a list of a custom object would anybody be able to connect with me and let me know? I have read the docs and looked around for examples but I do not see any for my usecase. Any help would be appreciated.

Ruben Holen

11/03/2023, 3:21 AM
First off, I recommend asking in #ktor for specific help about Ktor issues. Secondly, I think it's a good idea to separate the data you load from the database from the data you respond with to a client. Here's a simple example:
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object FooTable : IntIdTable("foo") {
    val bar = text("bar")
    val baz = text("baz")

class FooRow(id: EntityID<Int>) : IntEntity(id) {
    companion object : IntEntityClass<FooRow>(FooTable)

    var bar by
    var baz by FooTable.baz

data class FooDto(
    val bar: String,
    val baz: String

fun main() {
    val foos = FooRow.all().toList()
    val responseDto = { FooDto(, it.baz) }
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11/03/2023, 10:25 AM
Makes sense thanks for that, I will play around with it more using your example then if I am still stuck go to the ktor chat