Automating API calls


how would I go about automating this process? For example a Video that needs to be replaced every Monday, because the mediaID changes every time a file is uploaded/replaced?

I guess the POST command can be done via a cronjob.

I’d recommend using tags to identify your media record across revisions - during your weekly upload you can query for media with a particular tag, get the ID and issue the replace.

So /library?media=tag gets me the ID, how do I input that into my replace commad?

Can it be done in a single POST command and/or script?

One call? No.
One script? Yes

You’d need to GET the mediaIDs with the required tag and then use those IDs in your POST call in the ‘oldMediaId’ parameter.

Please also be advised that the documentation for deleting old revisions is wrong it should be deleteOldRevisions.

Apparently I am out of my depth with this, are their any good resources you would recommend on working with this type of API and scripting them?

So I am using the following in the Tests section, however it is not producing the EnvironmentVariable like it is supposed to:

var jsonData = JSON.parse(responseBody);
postman.setEnvironmentVariable("oldMediaIDrequest", jsonData.mediaId);

GET {{url}}/api//library?media=mmtv produces the following

        "mediaId": 132,
        "ownerId": 1,

Postman is a tool for API testing and exploration - its been provided so people can see an example of how an API might function.

I don’t think we’ve tested using Postman to actually run a “complete” script.

That being said, the response body is an array, so you’d probably want:

postman.setEnvironmentVariable("oldMediaIDrequest", jsonData[0].mediaId);

What programming language do you intend to use once you get this up and running?

Ah, yeah that works. I’m leaning towards PHP, as I have no experience with Python… Thank you for your help so far!

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