REST API: POST database field

Method to add a new field to an existing database. This is an HTTP POST call to the following address:

https://api.copernica.com/v1/database/$id/fields?access_token=xxxx

In this, $id should be replaced by the numerical identifier, the ID, of the database you want to add a selection to. The name of the field and other variables need to be added to the message body of the HTTP request. After a successful call the ID of the created request is returned.

Available parameters

The following variables can be put into the message body of the HTTP POST call:

  • name: the name of the new field (mandatory)
  • type: type of the new field
  • value: default value of the new field
  • displayed: boolean value to determine whether or not the field should be placed into lists and grids in the user interface
  • ordered: boolean value to determine whether or not profiles should be ordered by the value in this field.
  • length: maximum text length
  • textlines: number of lines in webforms to edit the field
  • hidden: boolean value to make sure a field is never shown in the interface
  • index: boolean value, sets whether or not the field should be indexed

The following types are available for fields:

  • integer: numerical value
  • float: numerical floating point value
  • date: mandatory date field
  • empty_date: non-mandatory date field
  • datetime: mandatory field with date and time
  • empty_datetime: non-mandatory field with date and time
  • text: regular text field
  • email: field with email address used for mailings (1 per database allowed)
  • phone_fax: phone field with phone number that can be used for fax (1 per database allowed)
  • phone_gsm: phone field with phone number that can be used for text messages (1 per database allowed)
  • select: multiple choice field
  • big: large text field
  • foreign_key: numerical value that directs to another profile

Example in PHP

The following example demonstrates how to use the API method:

// dependencies
require_once('copernica_rest_api.php');

// change this into your access token
$api = new CopernicaRestApi("your-access-token");

// data to pass to the call
$data = array(
    'name'      =>  'extra-field',
    'type'      =>  'text'
);

// do the call
$api->post("database/1234/fields", $data);

// return id of created request if successful

The example above requires the CopernicaRestApi class.

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