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Move a File or Folder in an ObjectStore Using Path (REST API: POST)

Description

This operation moves a file or folder, based on the file/folder path, to another folder within the ObjectStore.

Request

Syntax

POST <webservice>/contentstore/action/move HTTP/1.1
Host: <host name>
Accept: application/xml
Authtoken: <authentication token>
Content-type: application/xml

<App_FileResourceInfo path=”” parentPath=””/>

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 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.

Request Body

An XML element is required. See Syntax. The following table displays the parameters for the request body.

Name Description Elements
path The complete path to the file or folder to be moved. Specify the path relative from the root path. App_FileResourceInfo
parentPath The complete path to the destination parent folder. Specify the path relative from the root path. App_FileResourceInfo

Response

Response Parameters

Parameter Description Element
errorCode The possible error codes.

Valid values are:

  • 0, successful completion.
  • a specific error code.
App_GenericResp
errorString The description of the error code. Not all error codes have an error string. App_GenericResp

Examples

Sample Request

This request moves the file File1.txt to Folder2.

POST <webservice>/contentstore/action/move HTTP/1.1
Host: client.mydomain.com
Accept: application/xml
Authtoken: QSDK 38568012f4d1e8ee1841d283a47aa3ba78e124ea58354b5fc6
0f4dab8a63347d05cf5552484dafda3bfa4c5db84e580b1cb37bcf8e65b39f7f
8549a443e6f78a2c7be3f31b3d845e24776c835e498e8e883bb40c46bd15af4f
40ca94e823acedcdd4e9659e74b34a07a85c4586cd2ed914b6dce015874783ef7
68fda78183a4208930954a377f66eb56c8b92cexampl4s437a19317ca6ce7f323
3d5a01aca35dbad93468b833f2cf71010809006a937670adce711ca8be46638e8
Content-type: application/xml
<App_FileResourceInfo path=”\Folder1\File1.txt” parentPath=“\Folder2”/>

Sample Response

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no" ?>
<App_GenericResp errorCode="0"/>

Supported Error Codes

Code Status Description
400 Bad Request The request is missing required parameters or the specified new parent folder name is not valid.
403 Forbidden Move operation is not allowed. This can happen if you attempt to move a folder to one of its child folders.
404 Not Found The specified file or folder or the specified new parent folder does not exist.
409 Conflict A file or folder with the specified new name already exists in the specified location.