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Updating Content Types

Existing Content Type can be updated either by sending a properly formatted PUT request to the /api/v1/internal/contenttype/{name} endpoint or through the Content Modeler tool provided with the platform.

Note

You will need to use your Application Read and write API KEY to perform this action. Read more about API keys and scoped API keys.

Warning

Changes made to the Content Type Definition may lead to problems with programs and pages already using this CTD if they break compatibility. We strongly suggest only apply non-breaking changes to existing CTDs.

Updating Content Types via API

Updating Content Type is simply a PUT call with a payload similar to:

{
    "name": "blogposts",
    "label": "Blog Posts",
    "schemaDefinition": {
        "type": "object",
        "allOf": [
            {
                "$ref": "#/components/schemas/AbstractContentTypeSchemaDefinition"
            },
            {
                "type": "object",
                "properties": {
                    "title": {
                        "type": "string",
                        "minLength": 1
                },
                    "postContent": {
                        "type": "string",
                        "minLength": 1
                    }
                }
            }
        ],
        "required": [
            "title",
            "postContent"
        ],
        "additionalProperties": false
    },
    "metaDefinition": {
        "propertiesConfig": {
            "title": {
                "label": "Title",
                "inputType": "text",
                "unique": true
            },
            "postContent": {
                "label": "Post content",
                "inputType": "richtext",
                "unique": false
            }
        },
        "order": [
            "title",
            "postContent"
        ]
    }
}

You can find description of the schema here

Tip

After every change in Content Definition Schema Flotiq automatically updates your API documentation and Elastic Search index attached to this type. This means your API docs will always stay up to date with your current schema, and so will the results of the full-text search feature.

What happens if you add a new property?

When you are adding new properties, objects already in the system will not have that property present until added by you.

What happens if you remove a property?

If you remove the property, all objects will be stripped of that property's value after schema would be saved.

What happens if you change a property?

When you change existing property, depending on the type of changes, Flotiq will:

  • Do nothing with your data if changes are made to label, isTitlePart, unique, required, pattern, options or default properties
  • Try to convert data if the changes are made to type or inputType properties if data will not be preserved, and the property is required, update of the CTD will not succeed (more in conversion table)
  • Remove data attached to old property name when name of the property was changed; objects will not have a property with the new name present as in adding a new property

Warning

When updating Content Definition Schema, you must remember that Flotiq will try to update objects of that type to reflect changes in the schema, which can result in data loss, if the old types and new types of the properties are not compatible.

Example

curl --location --request PUT "https://api.flotiq.com/api/v1/internal/contenttype/blogposts" \
--header 'X-AUTH-TOKEN: YOUR_API_KEY' \
--header 'Content-Type: application/json' \
--header 'Accept: */*' \
--data-raw '{
    "name":"blogpost",
    "label":"Blog Posts",
    "schemaDefinition":{
        "type":"object",
        "allOf":[{
            "$ref":"#/components/schemas/AbstractContentTypeSchemaDefinition"
            },{
            "type":"object",
            "properties":{
                "title":{"type":"string"},
                "postContent":{"type":"string"}}}
        ],
        "required":["title","postContent"],
        "additionalProperties":false
    },
    "metaDefinition":{
        "propertiesConfig":{
            "title":{
                "label":"Title",
                "inputType":"text",
                "unique":true},
            "postContent":{
                "label":"Post content",
                "inputType":"richtext",
                "unique":false}},
        "order":["title","postContent"]}
}'
var client = new RestClient("https://api.flotiq.com/api/v1/internal/contenttype/blogposts");
var request = new RestRequest(Method.PUT);
request.AddHeader("content-type", "application/json");
request.AddHeader("X-AUTH-TOKEN", "YOUR_API_KEY");
request.AddParameter("application/json", "{\"name\":\"blogposts\",\"label\":\"Blog Posts\",\"schemaDefinition\":{\"type\":\"object\",\"allOf\":[{\"$ref\":\"#/components/schemas/AbstractContentTypeSchemaDefinition\"},{\"type\":\"object\",\"properties\":{\"title\":{\"type\":\"string\"},\"postContent\":{\"type\":\"string\"}}}],\"required\":[\"title\",\"postContent\"],\"additionalProperties\":false},\"metaDefinition\":{\"propertiesConfig\":{\"title\":{\"label\":\"Title\",\"inputType\":\"text\",\"unique\":true},\"postContent\":{\"label\":\"Post content\",\"inputType\":\"richtext\",\"unique\":false}},\"order\":[\"title\",\"postContent\"]}}", ParameterType.RequestBody);
IRestResponse response = client.Execute(request);
package main

import (
    "fmt"
    "strings"
    "net/http"
    "io/ioutil"
)

func main() {

    url := "https://api.flotiq.com/api/v1/internal/contenttype/blogposts"

    payload := strings.NewReader("{\"name\":\"blogposts\",\"label\":\"Blog Posts\",\"schemaDefinition\":{\"type\":\"object\",\"allOf\":[{\"$ref\":\"#/components/schemas/AbstractContentTypeSchemaDefinition\"},{\"type\":\"object\",\"properties\":{\"title\":{\"type\":\"string\"},\"postContent\":{\"type\":\"string\"}}}],\"required\":[\"title\",\"postContent\"],\"additionalProperties\":false},\"metaDefinition\":{\"propertiesConfig\":{\"title\":{\"label\":\"Title\",\"inputType\":\"text\",\"unique\":true},\"postContent\":{\"label\":\"Post content\",\"inputType\":\"richtext\",\"unique\":false}},\"order\":[\"title\",\"postContent\"]}}")

    req, _ := http.NewRequest("PUT", url, payload)

    req.Header.Add("content-type", "application/json")
    req.Header.Add("X-AUTH-TOKEN", "YOUR_API_KEY")

    res, _ := http.DefaultClient.Do(req)

    defer res.Body.Close()
    body, _ := ioutil.ReadAll(res.Body)

    fmt.Println(res)
    fmt.Println(string(body))

}
OkHttpClient client = new OkHttpClient();

MediaType mediaType = MediaType.parse("application/json");
RequestBody body = RequestBody.create(mediaType, "{\"name\":\"blogposts\",\"label\":\"Blog Posts\",\"schemaDefinition\":{\"type\":\"object\",\"allOf\":[{\"$ref\":\"#/components/schemas/AbstractContentTypeSchemaDefinition\"},{\"type\":\"object\",\"properties\":{\"title\":{\"type\":\"string\"},\"postContent\":{\"type\":\"string\"}}}],\"required\":[\"title\",\"postContent\"],\"additionalProperties\":false},\"metaDefinition\":{\"propertiesConfig\":{\"title\":{\"label\":\"Title\",\"inputType\":\"text\",\"unique\":true},\"postContent\":{\"label\":\"Post content\",\"inputType\":\"richtext\",\"unique\":false}},\"order\":[\"title\",\"postContent\"]}}");
Request request = new Request.Builder()
    .url("https://api.flotiq.com/api/v1/internal/contenttype/blogposts")
    .put(body)
    .addHeader("content-type", "application/json")
    .addHeader("X-AUTH-TOKEN", "YOUR_API_KEY")
    .build();

Response response = client.newCall(request).execute();
HttpResponse<String> response = Unirest.put("https://api.flotiq.com/api/v1/internal/contenttype/blogposts")
    .header("content-type", "application/json")
    .header("X-AUTH-TOKEN", "YOUR_API_KEY")
    .body("{\"name\":\"blogposts\",\"label\":\"Blog Posts\",\"schemaDefinition\":{\"type\":\"object\",\"allOf\":[{\"$ref\":\"#/components/schemas/AbstractContentTypeSchemaDefinition\"},{\"type\":\"object\",\"properties\":{\"title\":{\"type\":\"string\"},\"postContent\":{\"type\":\"string\"}}}],\"required\":[\"title\",\"postContent\"],\"additionalProperties\":false},\"metaDefinition\":{\"propertiesConfig\":{\"title\":{\"label\":\"Title\",\"inputType\":\"text\",\"unique\":true},\"postContent\":{\"label\":\"Post content\",\"inputType\":\"richtext\",\"unique\":false}},\"order\":[\"title\",\"postContent\"]}}")
    .asString();
const request = require('request');

const options = {
    method: 'PUT',
    url: 'https://api.flotiq.com/api/v1/internal/contenttype/blogposts',
    headers: {'content-type': 'application/json', 'X-AUTH-TOKEN': 'YOUR_API_KEY'},
    body: {
        "name": "blogposts",
        "label": "Blog Posts",
        "schemaDefinition": {
            "type": "object",
            "allOf": [
                {
                    "$ref": "#/components/schemas/AbstractContentTypeSchemaDefinition"
                },
                {
                    "type": "object",
                    "properties": {
                        "title": {
                            "type": "string",
                            "minLength": 1
                    },
                        "postContent": {
                            "type": "string",
                            "minLength": 1
                        }
                    }
                }
            ],
            "required": [
                "title",
                "postContent"
            ],
            "additionalProperties": false
        },
        "metaDefinition": {
            "propertiesConfig": {
                "title": {
                    "label": "Title",
                    "inputType": "text",
                    "unique": true
                },
                "postContent": {
                    "label": "Post content",
                    "inputType": "richtext",
                    "unique": false
                }
            },
            "order": [
                "title",
                "postContent"
            ]
        }
    },
    json: true
};

request(options, function (error, response, body) {
    if (error) throw new Error(error);

    console.log(body);
});
<?php

$curl = curl_init();

curl_setopt_array($curl, [
    CURLOPT_URL => "https://api.flotiq.com/api/v1/internal/contenttype/blogposts",
    CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER => true,
    CURLOPT_ENCODING => "",
    CURLOPT_MAXREDIRS => 10,
    CURLOPT_TIMEOUT => 30,
    CURLOPT_HTTP_VERSION => CURL_HTTP_VERSION_1_1,
    CURLOPT_CUSTOMREQUEST => "PUT",
    CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS => "{\"name\":\"blogposts\",\"label\":\"Blog Posts\",\"schemaDefinition\":{\"type\":\"object\",\"allOf\":[{\"$ref\":\"#/components/schemas/AbstractContentTypeSchemaDefinition\"},{\"type\":\"object\",\"properties\":{\"title\":{\"type\":\"string\"},\"postContent\":{\"type\":\"string\"}}}],\"required\":[\"title\",\"postContent\"],\"additionalProperties\":false},\"metaDefinition\":{\"propertiesConfig\":{\"title\":{\"label\":\"Title\",\"inputType\":\"text\",\"unique\":true},\"postContent\":{\"label\":\"Post content\",\"inputType\":\"richtext\",\"unique\":false}},\"order\":[\"title\",\"postContent\"]}}",
    CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER => [
            "X-AUTH-TOKEN: YOUR_API_KEY",
            "content-type: application/json"
        ],
]);

$response = curl_exec($curl);
$err = curl_error($curl);

curl_close($curl);

if ($err) {
    echo "cURL Error #:" . $err;
} else {
    echo $response;
}

Responses

Returned when the schema has been correct and was saved

{
    "name": "blogposts",
    "label": "Blog Posts",
    "schemaDefinition": {
        "type": "object",
        "allOf": [
            {
                "$ref": "#/components/schemas/AbstractContentTypeSchemaDefinition"
            },
            {
                "type": "object",
                "properties": {
                    "title": {
                        "type": "string",
                        "minLength": 1
                },
                    "postContent": {
                        "type": "string",
                        "minLength": 1
                    }
                }
            }
        ],
        "required": [
            "title",
            "postContent"
        ],
        "additionalProperties": false
    },
    "metaDefinition": {
        "propertiesConfig": {
            "title": {
                "label": "Title",
                "inputType": "text",
                "unique": true
            },
            "postContent": {
                "label": "Post content",
                "inputType": "richtext",
                "unique": false
            }
        },
        "order": [
            "title",
            "postContent"
        ]
    }
}

Returned when the schema has not been correct and wasn't saved

{
    "name": [
        "This value is already used."
    ],
    "label": [
        "Must be at least 1 characters long"
    ],
    "schemaDefinition.allOf[1].properties.title.type": [
        "Does not have a value in the enumeration [\"array\",\"boolean\",\"integer\",\"null\",\"number\",\"object\",\"string\"]",
        "String value found, but an array is required",
        "Failed to match at least one schema"
    ],
    "metaDefinition.propertiesConfig.price.label": [
        "The property label is required"
    ],
    "metaDefinition.propertiesConfig.price.inputType": [
        "Does not have a value in the enumeration [\"text\",\"richtext\",\"textarea\",\"textMarkdown\",\"email\",\"number\",\"radio\",\"checkbox\",\"select\",\"datasource\",\"object\",\"geo\"]"
    ]
}

Returned when API key was missing or incorrect

{
    "code": 401,
    "massage": "Unauthorized"
}

Returned when the schema wasn't found

{
    "code": 404,
    "massage": "Not found"
}

Possible validation errors

Possible validation errors are the same as in creating Content Types, you can find the list here.

How are fields converted from one type to another?

Old Type (type/inputType) New Type (type/inputType) Conversion
string/text string/textarea Data are preserved
string/text string/markdown Data are preserved
string/text string/richtext Data are preserved
string/text string/email Data are preserved
string/text number/number All objects gets 0 value
string/text string/radio Data are preserved
string/text boolean/checkbox All objects gets false value
string/text string/select Data are preserved
string/text array/object All object gets empty array
string/text array/datasource All object gets empty array
string/text object/geo All object gets object with value: {lat: 0, lon: 0}
string/textarea string/text Data are preserved
string/textarea string/markdown Data are preserved
string/textarea string/richtext Data are preserved
string/textarea string/email Data are preserved
string/textarea number/number All objects gets 0 value
string/textarea string/radio Data are preserved
string/textarea boolean/checkbox All objects gets false value
string/textarea string/select Data are preserved
string/textarea array/object All object gets empty array
string/textarea array/datasource All object gets empty array
string/textarea object/geo All object gets object with value: {lat: 0, lon: 0}
string/markdown string/text Data are preserved
string/markdown string/textarea Data are preserved
string/markdown string/richtext Data are preserved
string/markdown string/email Data are preserved
string/markdown number/number All objects gets 0 value
string/markdown string/radio Data are preserved
string/markdown boolean/checkbox All objects gets false value
string/markdown string/select Data are preserved
string/markdown array/object All object gets empty array
string/markdown array/datasource All object gets empty array
string/markdown object/geo All object gets object with value: {lat: 0, lon: 0}
string/richtext string/text Data are preserved
string/richtext string/textarea Data are preserved
string/richtext string/markdown Data are preserved
string/richtext string/email Data are preserved
string/richtext number/number All objects gets 0 value
string/richtext string/radio Data are preserved
string/richtext boolean/checkbox All objects gets false value
string/richtext string/select Data are preserved
string/richtext array/object All object gets empty array
string/richtext array/datasource All object gets empty array
string/richtext object/geo All object gets object with value: {lat: 0, lon: 0}
string/email string/text Data are preserved
string/email string/textarea Data are preserved
string/email string/markdown Data are preserved
string/email string/richtext Data are preserved
string/email number/number All objects gets 0 value
string/email string/radio Data are preserved
string/email boolean/checkbox All objects gets false value
string/email string/select Data are preserved
string/email array/object All object gets empty array
string/email array/datasource All object gets empty array
string/email object/geo All object gets object with value: {lat: 0, lon: 0}
number/number string/text Numbers are converted to string counterparts
number/number string/textarea Numbers are converted to string counterparts
number/number string/markdown Numbers are converted to string counterparts
number/number string/richtext Numbers are converted to string counterparts
number/number string/email Numbers are converted to string counterparts
number/number string/radio Numbers are converted to string counterparts
number/number boolean/checkbox All objects gets false value
number/number string/select Numbers are converted to string counterparts
number/number array/object All object gets empty array
number/number array/datasource All object gets empty array
number/number object/geo All object gets object with value: {lat: 0, lon: 0}
string/radio string/text Data are preserved
string/radio string/textarea Data are preserved
string/radio string/markdown Data are preserved
string/radio string/richtext Data are preserved
string/radio string/email Data are preserved
string/radio number/number All objects gets 0 value
string/radio boolean/checkbox All objects gets false value
string/radio string/select Data are preserved
string/radio array/object All object gets empty array
string/radio array/datasource All object gets empty array
string/radio object/geo All object gets object with value: {lat: 0, lon: 0}
boolean/checkbox string/text Data are converted to the string counterparts
boolean/checkbox string/textarea Data are converted to the string counterparts
boolean/checkbox string/markdown Data are converted to the string counterparts
boolean/checkbox string/richtext Data are converted to the string counterparts
boolean/checkbox string/email Data are converted to the string counterparts
boolean/checkbox number/number All objects gets 0 value
boolean/checkbox string/radio Data are converted to the string counterparts
boolean/checkbox string/select Data are converted to the string counterparts
boolean/checkbox array/object All object gets empty array
boolean/checkbox array/datasource All object gets empty array
boolean/checkbox object/geo All object gets object with value: {lat: 0, lon: 0}
string/select string/text Data are preserved
string/select string/textarea Data are preserved
string/select string/markdown Data are preserved
string/select string/richtext Data are preserved
string/select string/email Data are preserved
string/select number/number All objects gets 0 value
string/select string/radio Data are preserved
string/select boolean/checkbox All objects gets false value
string/select array/object All object gets empty array
string/select array/datasource All object gets empty array
string/select object/geo All object gets object with value: {lat: 0, lon: 0}
array/object string/text All objects gets '' value
array/object string/textarea All objects gets '' value
array/object string/markdown All objects gets '' value
array/object string/richtext All objects gets '' value
array/object string/email All objects gets '' value
array/object number/number All objects gets 0 value
array/object string/radio All objects gets '' value
array/object boolean/checkbox All objects gets false value
array/object string/select All objects gets '' value
array/object array/datasource All object gets empty array
array/object object/geo All object gets object with value: {lat: 0, lon: 0}
array/datasource string/text Data are converted to dataUrls joined with ', '
array/datasource string/textarea Data are converted to dataUrls joined with ', '
array/datasource string/markdown Data are converted to dataUrls joined with ', '
array/datasource string/richtext Data are converted to dataUrls joined with ', '
array/datasource string/email Data are converted to dataUrls joined with ', '
array/datasource number/number All objects gets 0 value
array/datasource string/radio Data are converted to dataUrls joined with ', '
array/datasource boolean/checkbox All objects gets false value
array/datasource string/select Data are converted to dataUrls joined with ', '
array/datasource array/object All object gets empty array
array/datasource object/geo All object gets object with value: {lat: 0, lon: 0}
object/geo string/text Data are converted to 'lat: {lat value}, lon: {lon value}'
object/geo string/textarea Data are converted to 'lat: {lat value}, lon: {lon value}'
object/geo string/markdown Data are converted to 'lat: {lat value}, lon: {lon value}'
object/geo string/richtext Data are converted to 'lat: {lat value}, lon: {lon value}'
object/geo string/email Data are converted to 'lat: {lat value}, lon: {lon value}'
object/geo number/number All objects gets 0 value
object/geo string/radio Data are converted to 'lat: {lat value}, lon: {lon value}'
object/geo boolean/checkbox All objects gets false value
object/geo string/select Data are converted to 'lat: {lat value}, lon: {lon value}'
object/geo array/object All object gets empty array
object/geo array/datasource All object gets empty array

Updating Content Types through the Content modeller

If you'd rather use our graphical interface to update your Content Types - read the Content modeller documentation

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Last update: October 4, 2021

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