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ITXA support Bulk Update Codelist API without Version Number

Build-Date: 20181003.0829

Case Number: TS001467199


  1. We are referring here Bulk Update Codelist API . Not the Update Codelist API
  2. We want to use the API from Sterling Business process
  3. The below is the API URL used in the SBI BP http Post Service and this works fine.

<assign to="URI" from="&apos;/spe/svc/codelists/DEFAULT|DON_TEST|||8/actions/bulkupdatecodes&apos;"/>

Here "DON_TEST" is the Codelist Name , 8 is the Codelist Version Number.


Our Objective is to not use version number in the URL whereas API should intelligent enough to find out the selected default version from the Codebase and work on that version. It's difficult for us to keep track the latest version and provide the same in the URL and it will be more error prone incase version mismatch.

API also should create a new version while updating the latest version and mark the new version as latest version in the system.

4. We have to provide the Old items value as well as the new item value when we want to do any update of the existing item using Bulk Update .


We have to provide ID field details in the API Body when we want to update any existing item(Sender Code, Receiver Code, Start Date, End Date, Description) with new item.

Ex. Here we want to update Don15(Old Sender Code/Receiver Code) with Don156( New Sender Code/ Receiver Code). Input Json file will be look like below


"codes": [


"columns": null,

"description": "don156",

"endDate": null,

"id": "DEFAULT|DON_TEST|||8|don15|don15",

"receiverItem": "don156",

"senderItem": "don156",

"startDate": null




Expectation: There must be some way to avoid giving Old data items while updating with new data items. As we are trying to build some automation to update Codelist from SBI Business Process hence it will be difficult for us to maintain both Old Items and New items.

  • Guest
  • Oct 22 2018
  • Not under consideration
What is your industry? Wholesale Distribution & Services
How will this idea be used?

Customer wants this feature should be available ASAP in Production as there is a situation where we want to Update Multiple Code list at a time and we want to build some automation to update all code List at a time.

  • Guest commented
    14 Jan, 2021 07:49pm

    Luke, what is the alternate for this problem ?

  • Guest commented
    9 Jan, 2020 02:50pm

    No plans to implement as it would require extensive work in the API.

  • Guest commented
    31 Jan, 2019 05:38am

    Hi Team,

    We have not received any update on the subject idea yet. Kindly let us know the progress.



    Prosenjit Das

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