REST API: GET miniview views

You can request all views (selections that depend on a miniview (miniselection) with an HTTP GET call to the following URL:$id/views

In this, $id needs to be replaced by the numerical identifier or the name of the miniview you wish to request the views for.

Available parameters

The following parameters can be added to the URL as variables:

  • start: First ID to retrieve.
  • limit: Length of the batch.
  • total: Boolean. Indicates whether to show the total or not. Setting this to 'false' will speed up the call.


More information on the start, limit and total parameters can be found in the article on paging.

Returned fields

The method returns a JSON object with views in the data field. Each view has the following fields:

  • ID: Unique numerical identifier.
  • name: Name of the selection.
  • description: Description of the selection.
  • parent-type: Type of the parent: view or database.
  • parent-id: ID of the database or view.
  • 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.
  • database: ID of the database this selection belongs to.
  • last-built: Timestamp of the last time the view was built.

JSON example

The JSON for a single view might look something like this:

   "last-built":"2019-04-17 00:21:26"

PHP example

The following PHP script demonstrates how to use the API method:

// dependencies

// change this into your access token
$api = new CopernicaRestAPI("your-access-token", 4);

// parameters to pass to the call
$parameters = array(
    'limit'     =>  100

// do the call, and print result
print_r($api->get("miniview/{$miniviewID}/views", $parameters));

The example above requires the CopernicaRestApi class.

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