REST API: GET view views

Copernica supports nested selections. To obtain a list of all selections that are nested under a higher level selection you can send a HTTP GET request to the following URL:$id/views

In this, $id needs to be replaced by the numerical identifier of the selection that you wish to request the subselections of.

Available parameters

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

  • start: the first selection to be requested
  • limit: length of the batch that is requested
  • total: whether or not the total number of selections should be counted

More information on the meaning of these 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($api->get("view/{$viewID}/views", $parameters));

The example above requires the CopernicaRestApi class.

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