Community articleDeleting community files awaiting approval
Added by IBM contributorIBM on June 23, 2014
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To delete a community file that is waiting to be approved, use the HTTP DELETE method.



To delete a community file that is waiting to be approved, use the HTTP DELETE method.

Only people in the global-moderator role of the Files application can delete a community file awaiting approval. Deleted files cannot be restored.

See Authenticating requests for information about how to authenticate the request.

To delete a file awaiting approval, complete the following steps:


  1. Retrieve the moderation service document. See Retrieving the Files moderation service document for more details.
  2. In the service document, locate the workspace with the <category term="documents-moderation" .../> child element, and then find the collection with the <atom:category term="approval-content" .../> child element, and make a note of the web address in its href attribute.
  3. Send a GET request to the web address you copied from the previous step. In the returned feed, find the entry that you want to delete, and make a note of the web address for it, which is specified in the href attribute of its rel=edit link.
  4. Send a DELETE request to the web address of the edit link of the entry that you noted in the previous step.

 

Input


None.

Output


None.
 

 

Input
Method URI Description
DELETE /files/basic/api/approval/documents/{fileId} Value of the href attribute of the rel="edit" <link> representing the entry in the Entry Approval feed.
Name Type Optional Description
fileId
string Yes The ID of the file you wish to delete.
Output
Code Description
204
Indicates that the file entry was successfully deleted (and no content is returned).
401
Unauthorized.
404
Not Found.