Deleting a comment
Added by IBM contributorIBM | Edited by Claudia R Elbourn on June 30, 2015
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Delete a comment associated with a file belonging to you or to someone else and to which you have access.

You can also find the URI of the resource in the value of the href attribute of the <link rel="edit"> element for each entry in the Comments feed.

  • {userid} is the value of the <snx:userid> of the person who owns the file. See Searching Profiles for information about how to determine a person's user ID.
  • {document-id} is the value of the <td:uuid> or <td:label> of the file and can be found in the file's Atom document. If you specify the document by label, you must also provide the identifier=label parameter as part of the request.

You can use this input header in a POST request instead of using the DELETE request.

Input
Method URI Description
DELETE /files/{auth}/api/userlibrary/{userid}/document/{document-id}/comment/{comment-id}/entry Deletes a comment from a someone else's file.
DELETE /files/{auth}/api/myuserlibrary/document/{document-id}/comment/{comment-id}/entry Deletes a comment from one of the user's files (My Comments).
Name Type Optional Description
userid
string No {userid} is the value of the <snx:userid> of the person who owns the file. See Searching Profiles for information about how to determine a person's user ID.
document-id
string No {document-id} is the value of the <td:uuid> or <td:label> of the file and can be found in the file's Atom document. If you specify the document by label, you must also provide the identifier=label parameter as part of the request.
auth
enumerated No The authorization protocol being used by your application to access Connections Cloud.
Authorized values:
  • basic
  • oauth
Name Type Optional Description
identifier
string Yes Indicates how the document is identified in the {document-id} variable segment of the web address. By default, look up is performed with the expectation that the URL contains the value from the <td:uuid> element of a File Atom entry. Specify "label" if the URL instead contains the value from the <td:label> element of a File Atom entry.
Name Type Optional Description
X-Method-Override
string Yes Tunnels a DELETE request over HTTP POST
X-Update-Nonce
string Yes String. Represents a unique data string generated by the server upon request that you can provide to secure the request. See Getting a nonce key for information about how to request the data string.
Authorization
enumerated No The authentication mechanism selected by your application to access the API.
Basic is the Base64 encoding of the IBM Connections Cloud username and password: Base64(username:password). For example, Base64(twatson@us.ibm.com:password).
Bearer is the oauth 2.0 access token that is generated when the user grants your application access to IBM Connections Cloud services.
See the reference topic "OAuth 2.0 APIs for web server flow" for more information.
Authorized values:
  • bearer
  • basic
Output
Code Description
200
OK. Indicates that the comment was successfully deleted.
401
Unauthorized.
404
Not Found. Can occur if you specify the document ID using the document label, but do not provide the identifier parameter to indicate that you are using the label as the identifier.