Retrieving a file attachment
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Retrieve an Atom document representation of a file attachment from your library.
This method returns an Atom document containing the file attachment. If you want to retrieve the file itself, see Retrieving a file.

Note: {document-id} is the value of the <td:uuid> or <td:label> element in the Atom entry document of the file with the attachment. {attachment-id} is the value of the <td:uuid> or <td:label> elements in the attachment's Atom entry document.

You can use one or more of these headers with the GET request.

You can use this input parameter with the GET request.

Input
Method URI Description
GET /files/{auth}/api/myuserlibrary/document/{document-id}/attachment/{attachment-id}/entry Returns an Atom document containing the file attachment from your library.
Use this URI to retrieve the Atom document if you plan to update the attachment and return it using a PUT request.
Name Type Optional Description
document-id
string No {document-id} is the value of the <td:uuid> or <td:label> element in the Atom entry document of the file with the attachment.
attachment-id
string Yes {attachment-id} is the value of the <td:uuid> or <td:label> elements in the attachment's Atom entry document.
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, the lookup operation is performed with the expectation that the URL contains the value from the <td:uuid> element of the document Atom entry, so the value uuid is used. Specify label if the URL instead contains the value from the <td:label> element of a document Atom entry.
Name Type Optional Description
If-Modified-Since
string Yes Used to validate the local cache of the feed and entry documents retrieved previously. If the feed or entry has not been modified since the specified date, HTTP response code 304 (Not Modified) is returned
If-None-Match
string Yes Contains an ETag response header sent by the server in a previous request to the same URL. If the ETag is still valid for the specified resource, HTTP response code 304 (Not Modified) is returned.
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
Content Type: application/atom+xml
Code Description
200
OK. Indicates that the file entry was successfully found and returned. If an error occurs, this header contains one of the error codes.
304
Not Modified.
401
Unauthorized.
403
Forbidden.
404
Not Found.