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.$id/views

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.

JSON example

The following JSON demonstrates how to use the API method:

  "name": "my-selection",
  "description": "example selection"

PHP example

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

// dependencies

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

// data to pass to the call
$data = array(
    'name'          =>  'my-selection',
    'description'   => 'example selection',
    'has-rules'     => False

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

// return id of created request if successful

The example above requires the CopernicaRestApi class.

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