POST /api/reviews

Adds a review of a resource.

Note: If you are using markdown, and will be incorporating one or more artifacts in your review, you must upload the artifacts first. Run the POST /api/boards/items/artifacts operation to upload the first artifact and the POST /api/boards/items/{BoardItemID}/artifacts operation to upload any subsequent artifacts. Use the values from the responses, such as the BoardItemID and the image paths, to construct the payload for adding the review.

Authorization Roles/Permissions: Must be logged in.

This topic includes the following sections:

HTTP Method


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Sample Request

The example below adds a review of an app.

Request URL


Sample request headers

POST /api/reviews HTTP/1.1
Host: {hostname}
Accept: application/json, text/javascript, */*; q=0.01
Content-Type: application/json; charset=UTF-8

Sample request body

  "Topic":"Great learning tool",
  "Content":"Wow, this is great. So much fun. My son played for **two hours straight** and I know it's helping him with his spelling.",


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Request Headers

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

Header Description
Accept application/json, application/vnd.soa.v71+json, application/vnd.soa.v72+json

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

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
review Body Review Required Includes information about a review in the Akana API Platform. The ReviewSubjectID, Topic, Content, and UserID values are required in the request.

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If successful, this operation returns HTTP status code 200, with the modified review object including ReviewID.

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Sample Response

The sample response below shows the full review object returned, including the ReviewID.

Sample response headers

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: application/json
Date: Wed, 13 May 2015 19:54:34 GMT

Sample response body

  "ReviewID" : "review10833.acmepaymentscorp",
  "ReviewSubjectID" : "ArmSuVQl2Qz4fgqkW7Oyrb8o.acmepaymentscorp",
  "Topic" : "Great learning tool",
  "Content" : "Wow, this is great. So much fun. My son played for **two hours straight** and I know it's helping him with his spelling.",
  "UserID" : "c11635de-8403-4567-a26d-8824517bdde1.acmepaymentscorp",
  "Created" : "2015-05-14T00:54:34.075Z",
  "PubDate" : "2015-05-14T00:54:34.075Z",
  "DescriptionMediaType" : "text/markdown",
  "BoardItemArtifacts" : {
    "BoardItemArtifact" : [ ]

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Response Headers

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

Header Description
Content-Type application/json, application/vnd.soa.v71+json, application/vnd.soa.v72+json

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Response Body

Name Type Description
review Review Includes information about a review in the Akana API Platform. The response object includes the ReviewID assigned by the platform.

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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
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.
405 Method Not Allowed. For example, you might get this if you specified an invalid Accept header or omitted a required Content-Type header, or used the wrong HTTP verb.
500 An error occurred processing the call.

More information about Akana API Platform API error messages.

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