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Version: 8.1

EntityDataService.svc web service (OData 3)

Level: advanced

Depending on the request type, OData 3 protocol can return different data. Learn more about the request and response structure below.

// Request string.
method Creatio_application_address/0/ServiceModel/EntityDataService.svc/objects_collectionCollection(guid'object_id')/object_field?$parameters

// Request headers.
Accept: application/atom+xml; type=entry
Content-Type: application/json; odata=verbose
ForceUseSession: true
BPMCSRF: authentication_cookie_value

// Request body (for POST and PATCH requests).
{
"field1": "value1",
"field2": "value2",
...
}

Request string

method required

Creatio supports the following request methods:

  • GET – retrieve data
  • POST – add data
  • PATCH – modify data
  • DELETE – delete data
Creatio_application_address required

Creatio application URL.

ServiceModel required

OData 3 protocol’s web service URL. Unmodifiable part of the request.

EntityDataService.svc required

OData 3 protocol’s web service URL. Unmodifiable part of the request.

objects_collectionCollection required

Name of the database table (name of the object collection). When using the OData 3 protocol, add Collection to the first name of the object collection in the request string (e.g., ContactCollection). Run a query to receive the list of database tables.

SELECT * FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES
guid'object_id' optional

The identifier of the database table record string (identifier of the collection object instance). For example, guid'00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000').

object_field optional

The database table record field (field of the collection object instance).

parameters optional

Optional OData 3 parameters you can use in the GET Creatio request string. Use the ? operator to specify the parameters. Add the parameter name after the $ operator. Use the & operator to use two or more parameters.

Available values

$value

The field value.

$count

$count=true

The number of elements in the selection.

$skip

$skip=n

The first n elements that must be excluded from the selection.

$top

$top=n

The first n elements that must be included in the selection.

$select

$select=field1,field2,...

The set of fields that must be included in the selection.

$orderby

$orderby=field asc or $orderby=field desc

How to sort the field values in the selection.

$expand

$expand=field1,field2,...

Extension of the connected fields.

$filter

$filter=field template 'field_value'

How to filter the fields in the selection.

Request headers

Accept application/atom+xml; type=entry required

Data type to expect in the server response. The server returns the response in XML. Optional for GET requests.

Content-Type application/json; odata=verbose required

Ecoding and type of the resource passed in the request body. Optional for GET requests.

ForceUseSession true required

The ForceUseSession header forces the use of an existing session. You do not need to use AuthService.svc in your request to the authentication service.

BPMCSRF authentication_cookie_value required

Authentication cookie.

Request body

field1, field2, ... required

The names of the fields passed in the request body.

value1, value2, ... required

The values of the field1, field2, … fields passed in the request body.

HTTP status code

code

Response status code.

Status codes

200 OK

GET, PUT, MERGE, or PATCH request was completed successfully. The response body should contain the value of the object or properly specified in the request URL.

201 Created

POST request created an object or a link successfully. The response body should contain the updated object.

202 Accepted

Processing of the data update request has started but has not finished yet. The response body should contain the Location header and the Retry-After header. The response body should be empty. The server should return the 303 response code with the Location header that contains the final URL that can be used to retrieve the result. The body and the header of the final URL should be formatted similar to the initial data update request.

204 No content

Data update request. The value of the requested resource is 0. The response body should be empty.

3xx Redirection

Data update request. The redirection means the client must take further actions to execute the request. The response should contain the Location header with the URL that can be used to retrieve the result.

4xx Client Error

Incorrect requests. The server returns this code in response to client errors and requests to non-existent resources, such as entities, entity collections, or properties. If the response body is defined for the error code, the error body will be as defined for the corresponding format.

404 Not Found

The object or collection specified in the URL does not exist. The response body should be empty.

Response body

entry

The instance of the collection object.

metadata_data

The properties of the collection object instance.

object1 field1, object1 field2, ..., object2 field1, object2 field2, ...

The names of the field1, field2, … fields in the object1, object2, … collection object instances.

object1 field_value1, object1 field_value2, ..., object2 field_value1, object2 field_value2, ...

The values of the field1, field2, … fields in the object1, object2, … collection object instances.


Resources

Creatio API documentation

Request headers (official OData 3 documentation)

Request parameters (official OData 3 documentation)