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[EP-tech] Q: Updating fields using the REST API



Thanks, I'll try that next. I've started to read through the Perl (I'm a
bit rusty) to understand the details too.  When I solve it I'll post
something to the list hear as I notice this crops up everyone year or two.

All the best,

Robert Doiel

On Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 3:27 AM, Christopher Gutteridge <cjg at ecs.soton.ac.uk
> wrote:

> I think you might have to put a whole field at a time, but it's many years
> since I've looked at this so it may have changed!
>
> I'm guessing you can get the syntax via: GET /authors/rest/eprint/1/
> creators
>
>
>
> On 08/01/2018 23:46, rsdoiel at caltech.edu wrote:
>
> CRUD operations on the EPrints 3.3.15 REST API
>
> Happy New years everyone,
>
> I have a question about using the REST API to update an EPrints collection
> (EPrints 3.3.15).
> I'd like to update the value of the ID field for
> /rest/eprint/#####/creators/#####/id.txt
> and when I try to put (id.txt currently is empty) I get an error
> like
>
>     curl -v -u epautomation:testrepo -d "Moore-R-L" -X PUT
> http://lemurprints.local/authors/rest/eprint/1/creators/1/id.txt
>     *   Trying 172.28.128.4...
>     * TCP_NODELAY set
>     * Connected to lemurprints.local (172.28.128.4) port 80 (#0)
>     * Server auth using Basic with user 'epautomation'
>     > PUT /authors/rest/eprint/1/creators/1/id.txt HTTP/1.1
>     > Host: lemurprints.local
>     > Authorization: Basic ZXBhdXRvbWF0aW9uOnRlc3RyZXBv
>     > User-Agent: curl/7.57.0
>     > Accept: */*
>     > Content-Length: 9
>     > Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
>     >
>     * upload completely sent off: 9 out of 9 bytes
>     < HTTP/1.1 501 Method PUT Not Implemented
>     < Date: Mon, 08 Jan 2018 23:36:53 GMT
>     < Server: Apache/2.4.7 (Ubuntu)
>     < Content-Length: 0
>     < Connection: close
>     <
>     * Closing connection 0
>
> Doing a similar command to changed the "referred" field does work
> (flipping the value from TRUE to FALSE).
>
>     curl -v -u epautomation:testrepo -d "TRUE" -X PUT
> http://lemurprints.local/authors/rest/eprint/1/refereed.txt
>     *   Trying 172.28.128.4...
>     * TCP_NODELAY set
>     * Connected to lemurprints.local (172.28.128.4) port 80 (#0)
>     * Server auth using Basic with user 'epautomation'
>     > PUT /authors/rest/eprint/1/refereed.txt HTTP/1.1
>     > Host: lemurprints.local
>     > Authorization: Basic ZXBhdXRvbWF0aW9uOnRlc3RyZXBv
>     > User-Agent: curl/7.57.0
>     > Accept: */*
>     > Content-Length: 4
>     > Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
>     >
>     * upload completely sent off: 4 out of 4 bytes
>     < HTTP/1.1 200 OK
>     < Date: Mon, 08 Jan 2018 23:42:56 GMT
>     < Server: Apache/2.4.7 (Ubuntu)
>     < Cache-Control: no-store, no-cache, must-revalidate
>     < Vary: Accept-Encoding
>     < Transfer-Encoding: chunked
>     < Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
>     <
>     * Connection #0 to host lemurprints.local left intact
>
> I am probably missing something obvious but any help would be appreciated.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Robert
>
>
>
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