REST API: POST database view

In order to create a new selection using the REST API, you need to send an HTTP POST request to the following URL. The selection will then be created, nested underneath the database.

https://api.copernica.com/v1/database/$id/views?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 selection is not in the URL, as it needs 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 added to the body of the HTTP POST call:

  • name: The name of the selection that is to be created. (mandatory)
  • description: an optional description of the new selection.
  • parent-type: used to display whether a selection is placed directly under a database, or nested under another selection
  • parent-id: ID of the parent selection/database
  • has-children: boolean value: whether or not the database has selections nested underneath it
  • has-referred: boolean value: whether or not there are other selections that refer to this selection.
  • has-rules: boolean value: whether or not the selection has selection rules

PHP example

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'      =>  'my-selection',
    'description'   => 'example selection',
    'has-rules' => False
);

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

// return id of created request if successful

The example above requires the CopernicaRestApi class.

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