REST API: POST database view
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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.
$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.
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
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.