(Quick Reference) Service: Upsert

Description: This web service is used to insert a unit object to the database if it does not already exist, or update it.

URL with external_id:


Method: POST

Request content type: application/json


NameDescriptionTypeRequiredExample values
namethe name of the new unitStringYes 
reference must be unique

Success Output

Success case: response.status=201
    "id": 16,
    "name": "packet",
    "reference": "PA",
    "organization": "Lyon",
    "dateCreated": "2016-08-18T12:53:26Z",
    "lastUpdated": "2016-08-18T12:53:26Z"

Failure Output

Failure case:response.status = 400
    "error": "missing_param",
    "error_description": "reference parameter is missing"
    "error": "not_unique",
    "error_description": "reference already used"
     "error": "save_failed",
     "error_description": "Failed to save instance"

Failure case:response.status = 500
    "error": "server_error",
    "error_description": "Oops! Something went wrong..."