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Download document using the API

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Level 8

Hello,

 

I would like to download the binary of a document via the API to get a blob object. 

Is this somehow possible? I cannot find the corresponding information using the API-explorer.

I know, that I can retrieve the field downloadURL, but using this requires to be logged in to Workfront.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Regards

Lars

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That's what you have to do. You have to get the download url, and then download it with that url, and both of those require an API key or a session ID.

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That's what you have to do. You have to get the download url, and then download it with that url, and both of those require an API key or a session ID.

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Level 2

How can I get the file extension in the endpoint -  /attask/api/v17.0/document/search?projectID=xxxxxxxxx&fields=folders,downloadURL . I tried adding fileType, but I'm getting below message.

 

"field 'fileType' is not available"
Could you please help?

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Community Advisor

The file Type parameter is on the version object, so if you include currentVersion:ext, that should give it to you.

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Level 1

I am also having a problem downloading a document. I am providing an apiKey (I've tried in both $body and $header) in a CURL command through Powershell.

The $url variable contains something like this:
https://<mycompany>.my.workfront.com/internal/document/download?ID=abc123456def123456
$downloadResponse = Curl -Uri $url -Header $header -Body $body -OutFile $downloadPath

All I am getting back is a 4k file, starting with this:

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en">
 
<body onload="document.forms[0].submit()">
<noscript>
<p>
<strong>Note:</strong> Since your browser does not support JavaScript,
you must press the Continue button once to proceed.
</p>
</noscript>