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


Use this operation to delete a shared file or folder in the ObjectStore, using the file or folder path.


POST <webservice>/contentstore/share/{shareId}/action/delete HTTP/1.1
Host: <host name>
Accept: application/xml
Authtoken: <authentication token>
Content-type: application/xml

<App_FileResourceInfo path=””/>

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
shareId The unique identifier (syncWebFolderId response) returned when you share a file or folder or view the shared files and folders in the ObjectStore. Yes

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 for this operation. See Syntax. The following table displays the parameters for the request body.

Name Description Elements
path The complete path to the file or folder.

Specify the path relative from the share root.




Response Parameters

Parameter Description Element
errorCode The possible error codes.

Valid values are:

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


Sample Request

POST <webservice>/contentstore/share/36/action/delete HTTP/1.1
Host: client.mydomain.com
Accept: application/xml
Authtoken: QSDK 38568012f4d1e8ee1841d283a47aa3ba78e124ea58354b5fc6
Content-type: application/xml

<App_FileResourceInfo path=”\Test”/>

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.
403 Forbidden The user does not have access to the share or the file or folder to be deleted is not accessible inside the share.
404 Not Found The specified file or folder does not exist.