Community articleSupported Activity Stream object properties
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IBM® Connections supports some, but not all, Activity Stream object properties.



IBM® Connections supports some, but not all, Activity Stream object properties.

Activitystrea.ms specification defines object types and their properties. The News application uses the following object types: Object, Service, Article, Folder, File, Note, Comment, Status, Group, Person, Photo, Bookmark. Each table below contains the properties for an object and which of those properties are supported by the News application.

The first table contains properties for the Object object type. All other object types have the same properties as Object. Their tables only contain properties unique to them. For example, Service objects have all the properties of Object objects, plus an icon property.

Table 1. Object (base type of objects that can be referenced by activities)

Property Supported Comment
id yes Equal to LC object ID provided by the application
title yes  
summary no  
image no  
permalinkUrl yes Equal to the HTMLUrl if event contains it
objectType yes  
postedTime yes Can be extracted from the enclosing entry updated element
owner no  
isResponseTo no  
actionLinks no  
like no  
comments no  


Table 2. Service (objectType="http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/service")

Property Supported Comment
icon no  


Table 3. Article (objectType="http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/article")

Property Supported Comment
name yes Equal to title
content yes Equal to news entry 'content' which contains truncated content


Table 4. Folder (objectType="http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/folder")

Property Supported Comment
Preview Image Link no  


Table 5. File (objectType="http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/file")

Property Supported Comment
fileUrl yes Equal to HTML Url provided by Files application
mimeType no  


Table 6. Note (objectType="http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/note")

Property Supported Comment
content yes Equal to news entry content


Table 7. Comment (objectType="http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/comment")

Property Supported Comment
subject yes Equal to title
content yes Equal to news story content


Table 8. Status (objectType="http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/status")

Property Supported Comment
content yes Equal to news entry content


Table 9. Group (objectType="http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/group")

Property Supported Comment
N/A N/A N/A


Table 10. Person (objectType="http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/person")

Property Supported Comment
displayName yes Same as entry author name
avatar yes Same as entry author photo link


Table 11. Bookmark (objectType="http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/bookmark")

Property Supported Comment
title yes Same as news entry title
targetUrl no  
thumbnail no