Collection

/api/collection endpoints. By default, these endpoints operate on Collections in the ‘default’ namespace, which is the one that has things like Dashboards and Cards. Other namespaces of Collections exist as well, such as the :snippet namespace, (called ‘Snippet folders’ in the UI). These namespaces are completely independent hierarchies. To use these endpoints for other Collections namespaces, you can pass the ?namespace= parameter (e.g. ?namespace=snippet).

GET /api/collection/

Fetch a list of all Collections that the current user has read permissions for (:can_write is returned as an additional property of each Collection so you can tell which of these you have write permissions for.)

By default, this returns non-archived Collections, but instead you can show archived ones by passing ?archived=true.

PARAMS:

  • archived value may be nil, or if non-nil, value must be a valid boolean string (‘true’ or ‘false’).

  • namespace value may be nil, or if non-nil, value must be a non-blank string.

GET /api/collection/:id

Fetch a specific Collection with standard details added.

PARAMS:

  • id

GET /api/collection/:id/items

Fetch a specific Collection’s items with the following options:

  • models - only include objects of a specific set of models. If unspecified, returns objects of all models
  • archived - when true, return archived objects instead of unarchived ones. Defaults to false.
  • pinned_state - when is_pinned, return pinned objects only. when is_not_pinned, return non pinned objects only. when all, return everything. By default returns everything.

PARAMS:

  • id

  • models value may be nil, or if non-nil, value must satisfy one of the following requirements: 1) value must be an array. Each value must be one of: card, collection, dashboard, dataset, no_models, pulse, snippet, timeline. 2) value must be one of: card, collection, dashboard, dataset, no_models, pulse, snippet, timeline.

  • archived value may be nil, or if non-nil, value must be a valid boolean string (‘true’ or ‘false’).

  • pinned_state value may be nil, or if non-nil, value must be one of: all, is_not_pinned, is_pinned.

  • sort_column value may be nil, or if non-nil, value must be one of: last_edited_at, last_edited_by, model, name.

  • sort_direction value may be nil, or if non-nil, value must be one of: asc, desc.

GET /api/collection/:id/timelines

Fetch a specific Collection’s timelines.

PARAMS:

  • id

  • include value may be nil, or if non-nil, value must be one of: events.

  • archived value may be nil, or if non-nil, value must be a valid boolean string (‘true’ or ‘false’).

GET /api/collection/graph

Fetch a graph of all Collection Permissions.

You must be a superuser to do this.

PARAMS:

  • namespace value may be nil, or if non-nil, value must be a non-blank string.

GET /api/collection/root

Return the ‘Root’ Collection object with standard details added.

PARAMS:

  • namespace value may be nil, or if non-nil, value must be a non-blank string.

GET /api/collection/root/items

Fetch objects that the current user should see at their root level. As mentioned elsewhere, the ‘Root’ Collection doesn’t actually exist as a row in the application DB: it’s simply a virtual Collection where things with no collection_id exist. It does, however, have its own set of Permissions.

This endpoint will actually show objects with no collection_id for Users that have Root Collection permissions, but for people without Root Collection perms, we’ll just show the objects that have an effective location of /.

This endpoint is intended to power a ‘Root Folder View’ for the Current User, so regardless you’ll see all the top-level objects you’re allowed to access.

By default, this will show the ‘normal’ Collections namespace; to view a different Collections namespace, such as snippets, you can pass the ?namespace= parameter.

PARAMS:

  • models value may be nil, or if non-nil, value must satisfy one of the following requirements: 1) value must be an array. Each value must be one of: card, collection, dashboard, dataset, no_models, pulse, snippet, timeline. 2) value must be one of: card, collection, dashboard, dataset, no_models, pulse, snippet, timeline.

  • archived value may be nil, or if non-nil, value must be a valid boolean string (‘true’ or ‘false’).

  • namespace value may be nil, or if non-nil, value must be a non-blank string.

  • pinned_state value may be nil, or if non-nil, value must be one of: all, is_not_pinned, is_pinned.

  • sort_column value may be nil, or if non-nil, value must be one of: last_edited_at, last_edited_by, model, name.

  • sort_direction value may be nil, or if non-nil, value must be one of: asc, desc.

GET /api/collection/root/timelines

Fetch the root Collection’s timelines.

PARAMS:

  • include value may be nil, or if non-nil, value must be one of: events.

  • archived value may be nil, or if non-nil, value must be a valid boolean string (‘true’ or ‘false’).

GET /api/collection/tree

Similar to GET /, but returns Collections in a tree structure, e.g.

  [{:name     "A"
  :below    #{:card :dataset}
  :children [{:name "B"}
             {:name     "C"
              :here     #{:dataset :card}
              :below    #{:dataset :card}
              :children [{:name     "D"
                          :here     #{:dataset}
                          :children [{:name "E"}]}
                         {:name     "F"
                          :here     #{:card}
                          :children [{:name "G"}]}]}]}
  {:name "H"}]

The here and below keys indicate the types of items at this particular level of the tree (here) and in its subtree (below).

PARAMS:

  • exclude-archived value may be nil, or if non-nil, value must be a valid boolean string (‘true’ or ‘false’).

  • namespace value may be nil, or if non-nil, value must be a non-blank string.

POST /api/collection/

Create a new Collection.

PARAMS:

  • name value must be a non-blank string.

  • color value must be a string that matches the regex ^#[0-9A-Fa-f]{6}$.

  • description value may be nil, or if non-nil, value must be a non-blank string.

  • parent_id value may be nil, or if non-nil, value must be an integer greater than zero.

  • namespace value may be nil, or if non-nil, value must be a non-blank string.

  • authority_level value may be nil, or if non-nil, value must be one of: official.

PUT /api/collection/:id

Modify an existing Collection, including archiving or unarchiving it, or moving it.

PARAMS:

  • authority_level value may be nil, or if non-nil, value must be one of: official.

  • description value may be nil, or if non-nil, value must be a non-blank string.

  • archived value may be nil, or if non-nil, value must be a boolean.

  • collection-updates

  • color value may be nil, or if non-nil, value must be a string that matches the regex ^#[0-9A-Fa-f]{6}$.

  • name value may be nil, or if non-nil, value must be a non-blank string.

  • parent_id value may be nil, or if non-nil, value must be an integer greater than zero.

  • id

  • update_collection_tree_authority_level value may be nil, or if non-nil, value must be a boolean.

PUT /api/collection/graph

Do a batch update of Collections Permissions by passing in a modified graph.

You must be a superuser to do this.

PARAMS:

  • namespace value may be nil, or if non-nil, value must be a non-blank string.

  • body value must be a map.


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