Can't get Boolean as BodyParameter from RouterFunction<ServerResponse> with BodyToMono


I’m trying to get a boolean parameter from an Angular 6 app and Spring can’t handle it. I got the following error :

org.springframework.web.server.UnsupportedMediaTypeStatusException: 415 UNSUPPORTED_MEDIA_TYPE "Content type 'text/plain;charset=UTF-8' not supported for bodyType=java.lang.Boolean"

That’s my front end code :

  updateConfirmationDate(reportInfo: number, isItTrue: boolean): Observable<Boolean> {
    const url = this.url;
    return this.httpClient.patch(url, isItTrue).pipe(first(), catchError(err => console.log(err)));

And that’s how i handle it on back :

Router :

    public RouterFunction<ServerResponse> router() {
        return RouterFunctions.route()
                .path(apiPrefix, builder -> builder
                        .PATCH("/patchBooleanEndpoint", diagnosticHandler::updateBooleanEndpoint)

Handle :

public Mono<ServerResponse> updateMyBoolean(ServerRequest request) {
    final Long id = Long.parseLong(request.pathVariable("id"));

    return request.bodyToMono(Boolean.class)
            .flatMap(myBoolean -> service.updateBooleanById(id, myBoolean))
            .flatMap(savedBoolean ->
                            .body(Mono.just(savedBoolean), Boolean.class));

Thank you very much and have a nice day


You have to set content-Type to 'application/json' when you call the backend server from your Angular app.

something like

const headers = new HttpHeaders()
    .set("Content-Type", "application/json");

And then set it to your patch request.

Based on the stack trace, the fronted call the backend server with content-Type = 'text/plain;charset=UTF-8' so it (the backend server) fails to parse the request body.

Answered By – Abenamor

Answer Checked By – Jay B. (AngularFixing Admin)

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