Alternative for alfresco/service/api/upload in alfresco 5.1 community

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prasobhraj
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Alternative for alfresco/service/api/upload in alfresco 5.1 community

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Hi,

I was using alfresco 4.2 community and used the api alfresco/service/api/upload for uploading documents from external apps to alfresco. Now its upgraded to 5.1 . but the api changed. please help me to get the alternative to upload the document using api.

Thanks,

Prasobh

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jpotts
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Re: Alternative for alfresco/service/api/upload in alfresco 5.1 community

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You should be using CMIS for this. Grab a library from Apache Chemistry and then use the library from your apps that need to create, read, update, and delete documents (including getting/setting properties) from the Alfresco repository.

CMIS works with 4.2 as well as newer versions and is much more stable than any other API available for Alfresco.

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mehe
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Re: Alternative for alfresco/service/api/upload in alfresco 5.1 community

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alfresco/service/api/upload is still there - should work as usual.

curl -u ALFUSER:ALFPW -X POST -F filedata=@TheFile -F destination="NoderefOfTheFolderUploadingTo"  "http://theHost:port/alfresco/service/api/upload"‍

You could write your own upload web script like in Processing multipart forms | Alfresco Documentation 

or, if you are in JS context, use alfresco-js-api.js uploadFile GitHub - Alfresco/alfresco-js-api: This project provides a JavaScript client API into the Alfresco R... 

I just saw: The last option is not true, you would need 5.2 for the JS lib...

prasobhraj
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Re: Alternative for alfresco/service/api/upload in alfresco 5.1 community

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Hi,

am getting the below error

{
    "status" :
  {
    "code" : 500,
    "name" : "Internal Error",
    "description" : "An error inside the HTTP server which prevented it from fulfilling the request."
  },

  "message" : "030323762 Unexpected error occurred during upload of new content.",
  "exception" : "",

  "callstack" :
  [

  ],

  "server" : "Community v5.1.0 (r127059-b7) schema 10,001",
  "time" : "Apr 3, 2017 12:56:35 PM"
}

i was using python code to upload which was successful for 4.2.

upload_file = open(folder+secure_filename(file), 'rb')
url = "http://IPSmiley TongueORT/alfresco/service/api/upload"
auth = (USERNAME, PASSWORD)
files = {"filedata": upload_file}
data = {"destination": id of space to upload}                
r = requests.post(url, files=files, data=data, auth=auth)

Please advice if there any changes to be made

mehe
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Re: Alternative for alfresco/service/api/upload in alfresco 5.1 community

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...and this is exactly the way it should work.

Is destination in the form "workspace://SpacesStore/..." and really existing? (not existing should give Error 400)

Since it's an internal server error: anything in the alfresco logs - most likely a permission problem or error in a rule script? (catalina.out, alfresco.log)

jpotts
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Re: Alternative for alfresco/service/api/upload in alfresco 5.1 community

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You should be using CMIS for this. Grab a library from Apache Chemistry and then use the library from your apps that need to create, read, update, and delete documents (including getting/setting properties) from the Alfresco repository.

CMIS works with 4.2 as well as newer versions and is much more stable than any other API available for Alfresco.

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prasobhraj
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Re: Alternative for alfresco/service/api/upload in alfresco 5.1 community

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Hi,

I was using cmislib for getting the node id of the space where the documents to be uploaded. In 4.2 node.id was returning workspace://SpacesStore/xxxxxxxxxxxxxx. but in 5.1 it just returns xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx. this one i changed to node.getProperties()["alfcmis:nodeRef"]. noW it got worked .

mehe
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Re: Alternative for alfresco/service/api/upload in alfresco 5.1 community

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Hi, 

glad you've got it working. The shortened "id" is now present in nearly the whole new REST APIs.