POST /api/boards/items/{BoardItemID}/comments

Adds a comment to the specified Board item.

Note: If the platform settings support the use of markdown in comments, and you want to include an artifact, you must first run the POST /api/boards/items/comments/artifacts operation to upload the artifact. The BoardItemID is returned in the response. Then, run this operation to save the comment with the artifact.

Authorization Roles/Permissions: Must be logged in. Must be a user logged in to the platform, with visibility of the Board. For more information about how authorization and visibility work for Board operations, see Boards in the developer portal.

This topic includes the following sections:

HTTP Method


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Sample Request

The examples below show comments on board items.

Request URL


Sample request headers

POST http://{hostname}/api/boards/items/4077d933-34ae-4d0c-b0ef-790f67695cf0.acmepaymentscorp/comments HTTP/1.0
Host: {hostname}
Accept: text/plain, */*; q=0.01
Content-Type: application/json; charset=UTF-8

Sample request body: no markdown, no artifacts

  "Content":"Awesome idea!",


Sample request body: markdown, one artifact

  "Content":"Here's a PDF with conference information: \n[conference_notes.pdf](conference_notes.pdf \"conference_notes.pdf\")\n",

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Request Headers

For general information on request header values, refer to HTTP Request Headers.

Header Description
Accept Any Accept header value that supports a response Content-Type of text/plain is valid; for example, */*.

Any one of the following media types is valid for the request Content-Type:

application/json, application/vnd.soa.v71+json, application/vnd.soa.v72+json, application/vnd.soa.v80+json, application/vnd.soa.v81+json

X-Csrf-Token_{fedmemberID} The CSRF prevention header; may or may not be required, depending on platform settings. See CSRF Prevention on the Platform. By default, the CSRF header is not required for GET operations and is required for all others, with a few exceptions relating to user login.

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Request Parameters

Parameter Parm Type Data Type Required Description
BoardItemID Path string Required The unique ID for a specific Board item. Can be any unique ID for a Board item that supports comments: APIID, APIVersionID, AppID, AppVersionID, GroupID, DiscussionID, TicketID, AlertID.
comment Body Comment Required

Contains information about a comment on a Board item such as a ticket, discussion, or alert.

Content and UserID are required.

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If successful, this operation returns HTTP status code 200, with the CommentID of the new comment.

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Sample Response

The sample response below shows successful completion of this operation.

Sample response headers

Status Code: 200 OK
Content-Type: text/plain
Expires: Thu, 21 May 2015 20:20:12 GMT

Sample response body


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Response Headers

For general information on response header values, refer to HTTP Response Headers.

Header Description
Content-Type text/plain

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Response Body

Name Type Description
CommentID string The unique ID for the comment that was added.

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Error Codes/Messages

If the call is unsuccessful an error code/message is returned. One or more examples of possible errors for this operation are shown below.

Item Value
400 Bad request: Returned if the client sends invalid parameters or body content. For example, you might get this response if you send an incorrect JSON object in the request, or specified the wrong media type in the Content-Type header.
401 Unauthorized. For example, you would get this response if you didn't include the custom X-Csrf-Token_{fedmemberID} header in the request, when it was required by the platform settings; or if you included an invalid or expired value for this header. You would also get this response for any operation that requires login (almost all) if the login cookie was missing.
500 An error occurred processing the call.

More information about Akana API Platform API error messages.

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