What does this mean in this java code snippet regarding the filters?

What does this mean in this java code snippet regarding the filters?
public long[] getNodeChildren(long nodeId) throws ManagementSupportException {
            TEServiceStub.GetNodeChildren request = new TEServiceStub.GetNodeChildren();
            TEServiceStub.NodesKey key = new TEServiceStub.NodesKey();
            key.setNodeID(nodeId);
            //here, we can set a filter here, but what to set ? null.
            //filters are not implemented yet
            key.setFilters(null);
            request.setKey(key);

            TEServiceStub.GetNodeChildrenResponse response = null;
            try {
                  response = stub.getNodeChildren(request);
            } catch (RemoteException e) {
                  logger.warn("Fail to call TEService :" + e);
                  throw new ManagementSupportException("Fail to call TEService :" + e);
            }

            if(!response.getStatus().getSuccess()) {
                  logger.warn("TEService return failure while call getNodeChildren()");
                  throw new ManagementSupportException("TEService return failure while call getNodeChildren()");
            }
            return response.getChildNodeIDs().getValue();
      }
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Mayank SAssociate Director - Product EngineeringCommented:
Not sure, that can only be told after we know what is TEServiceStub and NodesKey - they seem to be 3rd party proprietary, not standard Java classes.
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Mayank SAssociate Director - Product EngineeringCommented:
Probably the web service method gets the children of some node based on the request passed to it - before calling it, the search filters for those matching children are being set to null (means return all children matching the key) - I *guess*
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