API_CopyGroup

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Overview

Use API_CopyGroup to duplicate an existing group with the same list of users and subgroups, and a different name and ID.

Request parameters

Parameter

Value

Required?

gid

The id of the group to manage.

yes

ticket

A valid authentication ticket.

The authentication ticket is returned via the API_Authenticate call.

yes

udata

Optional: Contains any udata value supplied in the request.

no

name

The name of the new group.

yes

description

A description of the group. Default is the description of the source group.

no

gacct

The account used for the group. Default is the account for the source group.

no

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Response values

Element Name

Value

action

The originating request, for example, API_CopyGroup.

descriptionThe description of the new group

errcode

Identifies the error code, if any. (See the Error Codes appendix for a list of possible error codes.)

0 indicates that no error was encountered.

errtext

Text that explains the error code.

"No error" indicates that no error was encountered.

gid

The id of the new group.

nameThe name of the new group.
ManagedbyUserIn this case, whether the user making the request manages the group.

udata

Optional. Contains any udata value supplied in the request.

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Sample XML Request

POST https://target_domain/db/main HTTP/1.1
Content-Type: application/xml
Content-Length:
QUICKBASE-ACTION: API_CopyGroup

<qdbapi>
   <udata>misc data</udata>
   <ticket>auth_ticket</ticket>
   <gid>1213.dsfj</gid>
   <name>SalesTeamLeadsCopy</name>
   <description>Copy of the current Sales Team Leads Group</description>
</qdbapi>

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Sample HTTP Get Request

https://target_domain/db/main?a=API_CopyGroup&gid=1213.dsfj&name=SalesTeamLeadsCopy
&description=Copy%20ofthe%20current%20Sales%20Team%20Leads%20Group&ticket=auth_ticket
&udata=misc%20data

where target_domain is the domain against which you are invoking this call, for example, quickbase.com. Read about this notation.

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Sample response

<qdbapi>
<action>API_CopyGroup</action>
<errcode>0</errcode>
<errtext>No error</errtext>
<group id="1219.d47h">
<name>TestGroup</name>
<description>Copy of the current Sales Team Leads Group</description>
<managedByUser>true</managedByUser>
</group>
</qdbapi>