View Properties of File or Folder in ObjectStore Using Path (REST API: GET)


This operation returns the properties associated with a file or folder in an ObjectStore based on the file or folder path.



GET <webservice>/contentstore/action/metadata?path={path} HTTP/1.1
Host: <host name>
Accept: application/xml
Authtoken: <authentication token>

where <webservice> is the root path used to route the API requests to the Web Server.

For more information, see Available Web Services for REST API.

Request Parameters

Name Description Required
path The path to the file or folder. Specify the path relative from the root.

Note: Special characters and spaces must be encoded before they are sent in the request. For example, spaces must be encoded with a plus sign: test+results.txt.


Request Headers

Name Description
Host The host name of the Web Server or Web Console used in the API request.
Accept The format of the response. Valid values are: application/xml or application/json.
Authtoken The authentication token received after successfully logging on. For details on receiving an authentication token, see Authentication.


Response Parameters

Parameter Description Element
sizeinBytes The size of the file. App_FileResourceResponse
parentGuid The GUID of the parent folder. App_FileResourceResponse
GUID The GUID of the file or folder. App_FileResourceResponse
file 'file=1' indicates the request item is a file. App_FileResourceResponse
directory 'directory=1' indicates the request item is a folder. App_FileResourceResponse
modifiedTime The last modified time of the file or folder. App_FileResourceResponse
path The path to the file or folder. App_FileResourceResponse
parentPath The path to the parent folder. App_FileResourceResponse
downloadurl The URL for downloading the file. By default, a relative download URL is returned.

To generate the complete URL of the file, see Generating Full Download URLs.

versionGUID The GUID of the latest version of the file. App_FileResourceResponse
name Name of the file or folder App_FileResourceResponse


Sample Request

GET <webservice>/contentstore/action/metadata?path=\Test1.docx HTTP/1.1
Host: client.mydomain.com
Accept: application/xml
Authtoken: QSDK 38568012f4d1e8ee1841d283a47aa3ba78e124ea58354b5fc6

Sample Response

<fileResource parentPath="\"sizeinBytes="620888" downloadUrl="/drive/file/83dd41f4d7b848429daf15b668ea5f9a/action/download parentGuid="62df0e9f1899425eb98173a8adb802c6" GUID="83dd41f4d7b848429daf15b668ea5f9a" file="1" modifiedTime="1247549551" path="\Test1.docx" name="test1.docx"/>

Supported Error Codes

Code Status Description
400 Bad Request The request is missing required parameters or the file/folder name has some unacceptable characters.
404 Not Found The specified file or folder does not exist.