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Library
Download API definition:
POST https://api.bentley.com/library/components/{componentId}/variations

Creates a component variation in user's organization context.

Notes

To create a component variation, displayName is required property. If variation contains AdHocProperties, displayName and type are required properties of AdHocProperty.

AdHocProperty type values are: -StringType -IntegerType -DoubleType -FloatType -BooleanType

Authentication

Requires Authorization header with valid Bearer token for scope itwin-platform.

For more documentation on authorization and how to get access token visit OAUTH2 Authorization page.

Authorization

User must be an Organization Administrator for the Organization or have Upload permission assigned at the organization level.

An Organization Administrator must have at least one of the following roles assigned in User Management: Account Administrator, Co-Administrator, or CONNECT Services Administrator. For more information about User Management please visit our Bentley Communities Licensing, Cloud, and Web Services wiki page.

Rate limits

All iTwin Platform API operations have a rate limit. For more documentation on that visit Rate limits and quotas page.

Request parameters

Name
In
Required?
Description
componentId
template
Yes

Id of the component.

Request headers

Name
Required?
Description
Authorization
Yes

OAuth access token with itwin-platform scope

Accept
Yes

Setting to application/vnd.bentley.itwin-platform.v1+json is recommended.

Request body

Variation (create/update)

Name
Type
Required?
Description
displayName
String
Yes

Display name of the variation. Maximum length of the display name is 250, it must not include these special characters >, <, ^, $, ?, ||.

associatedDesignDocument
String
No

Id of the associated design document.

adHocProperties
No

List of adhoc properties of the variation.

Example

json
{
    "displayName": "Construction_Chimney_Oli_INOX-VERTICAL-DRAIN-DW",
    "associatedDesignDocument": "bef75b3c-dc4b-a205-adac-7501a367284e",
    "lastModifiedDateTime": "2019-12-02T11:50:03.4143965Z",
    "adHocProperties": [{
            "displayName": "Virtual Socket",
            "value": "0",
            "type": "IntegerType",
            "unitOfMeasure": ""
        },
        {
            "displayName": "Type of Element",
            "value": "Junction",
            "type": "StringType",
            "unitOfMeasure": ""
        }
    ]
}

Response 201 Created

Created

json
{
    "variation": {
        "id": "bef75b3c-dc4b-a205-adac-7501a367284e",
        "displayName": "Construction_Chimney_Oli_INOX-VERTICAL-DRAIN-DW (1)",
        "createdDateTime": "2019-12-02T11:50:03.4143965Z",
        "lastModifiedDateTime": "2019-12-02T11:50:03.4143965Z",
        "adHocProperties": [{
                "displayName": "Virtual Socket",
                "value": "0",
                "type": "IntegerType",
                "unitOfMeasure": ""
            },
            {
                "displayName": "Type of Element",
                "value": "Junction",
                "type": "StringType",
                "unitOfMeasure": ""
            }
        ],
        "_links": {
            "associatedDesignDocument": {
                "href": "https://api.bentley.com/library/components/r444f052-c026-40d6-b412-8c3c12004ebe/documents/2da8dcff-5ebb-b236-ea2f-0bfbdf3c667s"
            }
        }
    }
}

Response 401 Unauthorized

This response indicates that request lacks valid authentication credentials. Access token might not been provided, issued by the wrong issuer, does not have required scopes or request headers were malformed.

json
{
    "error": {
        "code": "HeaderNotFound",
        "message": "Header Authorization was not found in the request. Access denied."
    }
}

Response 403 Forbidden

This response indicates that user does not have required permissions to create variation.

json
{
    "error": {
        "code": "InsufficientPermissions",
        "message": "The user has insufficient permissions for the requested operation."
    }
}

Response 422 Unprocessable Entity

Invalid request to create WebLink.

json
{
    "error": {
        "code": "InvalidVariationRequest",
        "message": "Cannot perform operation.",
        "details": [{
                "code": "MissingRequiredProperty",
                "message": "Required property is missing.",
                "target": "displayName"
            },
            {
                "code": "InvalidValue",
                "message": "'displayName' in adHocProperty is missing.",
                "target": "adHocProperties"
            },
            {
                "code": "InvalidValue",
                "message": "'type' in adHocProperty is missing.",
                "target": "adHocProperties"
            },
            {
                "code": "InvalidValue",
                "message": "'type' in adHocProperty must be one of:  StringType, IntegerType, DoubleType, FloatType, BooleanType.",
                "target": "adHocProperties"
            },
            {
                "code": "InvalidValue",
                "message": "DisplayName is over '250' length limit.",
                "target": "displayName"
            },
            {
                "code": "InvalidValue",
                "message": "DisplayName must not include these special characters. >, <, ^, $, ?, ||.",
                "target": "displayName"
            }
        ]
    }
}

Response 429 Too many requests

This response indicates that the user has sent too many requests in a given amount of time.

json
{
    "error": {
        "code": "TooManyRequests",
        "message": "More requests were received than the subscription rate-limit allows."
    }
}

Response headers

Name
Description
retry-after

The number of requests exceeds the rate-limit for the client subscription.

Variation (response)

Retrieved variation response containing variation.

TableSchema
Name
Type
Description
variation

Full representation of the variation.

Variation

TableSchema
Name
Type
Description
id
String

Id of the variation.

displayName
String

Display name of the variation.

adHocProperties

List of adhoc properties of the variation.

createdDateTime
String

Created datetime of the variation.

lastModifiedDateTime
String

Last modified datetime of the variation.

_links

Contains the hyperlinks to the related data of document.

Variation (create/update)

TableSchema
Name
Type
Description
displayName
String

Display name of the variation. Maximum length of the display name is 250, it must not include these special characters >, <, ^, $, ?, ||.

associatedDesignDocument
String

Id of the associated design document.

adHocProperties

List of adhoc properties of the variation.

Adhoc Property

adhoc property of the variation.

TableSchema
Name
Type
Description
displayName
String

Display name of the adhoc property.

value
String

value of the adhoc property.

type
String

Type of the adhoc property value.

unitOfMeasure
String

Unit to measure this particular property, e.g., 'Millimeters', 'Inches' etc.

Variation Links

Hyperlinks to related data which complements this entity.

TableSchema
Name
Type
Description
associatedDesignDocument

Link to associated design document.

Link

TableSchema
Name
Type
Description
href
String

Error

Contains error information.

TableSchema
Name
Type
Description
code
String

One of a server-defined set of error codes.

message
String

A human-readable representation of the error.

target
String

The target of the error.

Error Response

Gives details for an error that occurred while handling the request. Note that clients MUST NOT assume that every failed request will produce an object of this schema, or that all of the properties in the response will be non-null, as the error may have prevented this response from being constructed.

TableSchema
Name
Type
Description
error

Error information.