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This document lists the methods to manage dictionaries in Cellosign application. Dictionaries can be managed manually or with API and associated with a list of values (select element) within a from.

This document include methods and code samples to upload, delete, replace or add new content to dictionary through Cellosign Rest API.

What is a dictionary?

A dictionary is a table where each row includes:

  1. Text that is presented to user, for example: Tel-aviv. Text must be unique throughout the table.
  2. A value that represents the underlying code. Might be the same as text or a code and must be unique
  3. Group. This is optional field that can be used for aggregation, for example if my dictionary is streets than group will be used to point to which city it associated with

Collection

Methods

Get List of dictionaries

Get list of dictionaries and their corresponding metadata. For each record the “id” is the key to reference to act on specific dictionary.

Example response

{
    "meta": {
        "links": {
            "next": null,
            "previous": null
        },
        "total": 2,
        "many": true,
        "paginated": true
    },
    "data": [
        {
            "id": "09afed16-3eb3-0259-8f73-4787114e9055",
            "count": 5,
            "modified_by": "examples@cellosign.com",
            "created_at": "08/06/23 18:11",
            "modified_at": "12/06/23 09:09",
            "name": "Cities"
        },
        {
            "id": "c68a16ae-b85c-5636-8722-abd5a96c7954",
            "count": 200,
            "modified_by": "examples@cellosign.com",
            "created_at": "08/06/23 18:14",
            "modified_at": "08/06/23 18:29",
            "name": "Streets"
        }
		]
}

Get Dictionary metadata

Example response

{
    "data": {
        "id": "c68a16ae-b85c-5636-8722-abd5a96c7954",
        "count": 200,
        "modified_by": "examples@cellosign.com",
        "created_at": "08/06/23 18:14",
        "modified_at": "08/06/23 18:29",
        "name": "Streets"
    },
    "meta": {}
}

Create new dictionary

Upload new dictionary to Cellosign. Method returns dictionary metadata in response

Overwrite dictionary

This method replaces a dictionary content. All records will be removed and content in request body will be uploaded. Method returns dictionary metadata in response

Append to Dictionary

Request body will be appended as new records to dictionary. Method returns dictionary metadata in response

Notes and Gotchas

For security reasons some characters are disallowed.

  1. Disallowed for Text column: ‘<‘, ‘>’, ‘;’
  2. Disallowed for value and group columns:'<‘, ‘>’, ‘#’, ‘$’, ‘%’, ‘^’, ‘&’, ‘*’, ‘|’, ‘;’, ‘:’, ‘{‘, ‘}’, ‘[‘, ‘]’, ‘=’, ‘+’, ‘-‘

Note: 100K records is the maximum allowed to upload into a dictionary.

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