Unable to create call adapter for class example.Simple


I am using retrofit 2.0.0-beta1 with SimpleXml. I want the retrieve a Simple (XML) resource from a REST service. Marshalling/Unmarshalling the Simple object with SimpleXML works fine.

When using this code (converted form pre 2.0.0 code):

final Retrofit rest  new Retrofit.Builder()
SimpleService service  rest.create(SimpleService.class);


public interface SimpleService {

    Simple getSimple(@Path("id") String id);


I get this exception:

Exception in thread "main" java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Unable to create call adapter for class example.Simple
    for method SimpleService.getSimple
    at retrofit.Utils.methodError(Utils.java:201)
    at retrofit.MethodHandler.createCallAdapter(MethodHandler.java:51)
    at retrofit.MethodHandler.create(MethodHandler.java:30)
    at retrofit.Retrofit.loadMethodHandler(Retrofit.java:138)
    at retrofit.Retrofit$1.invoke(Retrofit.java:127)
    at com.sun.proxy.$Proxy0.getSimple(Unknown Source)

What am i missing? I know that wrapping the return type by a Call works. But I want the service to return business objects as type (and working in sync mode).


After added the extra dependancies and .addCallAdapterFactory(RxJavaCallAdapterFactory.create()) as suggested by different answers, I still get this error:

Caused by: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Could not locate call adapter for class simple.Simple. Tried:
 * retrofit.RxJavaCallAdapterFactory
 * retrofit.DefaultCallAdapter$1


Short answer: return Call<Simple> in your service interface.

It looks like Retrofit 2.0 is trying to find a way of creating the proxy object for your service interface. It expects you to write this:

public interface SimpleService {
    Call<Simple> getSimple(@Path("id") String id);

However, it still wants to play nice and be flexible when you don’t want to return a Call. To support this, it has the concept of a CallAdapter, which is supposed to know how to adapt a Call<Simple> into a Simple.

The use of RxJavaCallAdapterFactory is only useful if you are trying to return rx.Observable<Simple>.

The simplest solution is to return a Call as Retrofit expects. You could also write a CallAdapter.Factory if you really need it.

Answered By – Hosam Aly

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