I have a custom rest api for PUT and POST that the post data is an empty array therefore not saving as it's empty can anyone advise why or what could be wrong?

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     * Save data.
     * @param RetailerImageInterface $retailerImage
     * @return RetailerImageInterface
     * @throws \Magento\Framework\Exception\LocalizedException
    public function save(RetailerImageInterface $retailerImage)
    /** @var RetailerImageInterface|\Magento\Framework\Model\AbstractModel $retailerImage */
        try {
        } catch (\Exception $e) {
            throw new CouldNotSaveException(__($e->getMessage()));
        return $retailerImage;

If I do $this->request->getContent() I can see post data but not through the repository save method.

Has anyone experience this It might be something silly that I'm missing but not sure what it is!


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Found the mistake in my model:

It looks like Magento set post array data individually with key pair value from the array to setData using setters even before I call any print_r($retailerImage->getData()); method in repository save method.

setter methods had return of getData instead of setData.

All due to copy and paste! :(


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