Profile entry content
Added by IBM contributorIBM | Edited by Claudia R Elbourn on June 12, 2015
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Lists the elements in an profile Atom entry.

All elements are in the namespace, except those that are prefixed as follows:


In the namespace.


In the namespace.


Table 1. Profile entry elements

How treated on input
Unique identifier of a profile.
<title type="text">
Entry title; the name of the user this profile represents specified in text format. The type attribute is optional; type="text" is the default and only format allowed.
<category scheme="" term="profile"/>
Identifies a profile entry.
<category term=" tag_word"/>
Repeat for each profile tag.
<link rel="related" type="text/html" href=" html_view">
A link to an HTML formatted view of this profile.
<link rel="alternate" type="text/directory" href="vcard_view">
A link to a VCard-formatted view of the profile. For more information on VCard, go to the following external web site:
<link rel="self" type="application/atom+xml" href="vcard_url">
As defined in the Atom specification.
<link rel="edit" type="application/atom+xml" href="vcard_url">
Specifies a URI from which you can retrieve the full content of the profile, as opposed to a summary. Use this URI to retrieve or update a profile entry.
<div class="x-profile-key">
The value of this element is a unique ID generated by Profiles to identify a person. You can use this key to retrieve a person's photo, pronunciation file, and more.
<div class="x-extension-property">
This element contains Profiles extension properties. It appears once for each extension defined by the Profiles administrator. See Working with profile extensions for information about how to update these values.
<summary type="text">
A summary text description of this profile, such as "Profile information for Samantha Daryn."
<content type="type">
When type="xhtml", this element contains a HCARD formatted representation of this profile. When type="text", this element contains a VCARD representation of this profile. Onlytype="text" is supported for input.
The date this entry was updated, as defined in the Atom specification.








Provides general member information for the profile including userid and user state, which identifies whether the person is an active or inactive user. isExternal is available since Connections version 5.0. It identifies whether a user is an external user/visitor or not. The data in the <contributor> element is ignored for update actions.

Note: In a Connections Cloud environment, 'isExternal' is set to 'false' for all users. Also, in such environment, 'email' is not exposed. Therefore, element is not available in such environment.
<link rel="" type="application/profile-type+xml" href="profile-type_url">
Specifies a URL from which you can retrieve the content of the profile-type definition for this profile.