Category services

Category List (xml.info&type=categories)

The xml.info service can be used to retrieve the categories available in GeoNetwork. See Site Information (xml.info).

Category maintenance

Create/update a category (xml.category.create.update)

The xml.category.create.update service can be used to create a new category and update the information about an existing category. Only users with Administrator profile can create/update categories.

Requires authentication: Yes

Request

Parameters:

  • id: Category identifier to update. If not provided a new category is created with name provided.

  • name: (mandatory) Name of the category

Category update request example:

Url:
http://localhost:8080/geonetwork/srv/eng/xml.category.create.update

Mime-type:
application/xml

Post request:
<request>
    <id>2</id>
    <name>folios</name>
</request>

Response

If the request executed successfully, then an HTTP 200 status code is returned along with an XML document that confirms the operation that has taken place. An example of a response to an update request is::

<response>
  <operation>updated</operation>
</response>

An example of a response to a create request is::

<response>
  <operation>added</operation>
</response>

If the request fails, then a HTTP 500 status code error is returned and the response contains an XML document with the details of the exception/what went wrong. An example of such a response is::

<error id="missing-parameter">
   <message>name</message>
   <class>MissingParameterEx</class>
   .....
</error>

See Exception handling for more details.

Errors

  • Service not allowed (error id: service-not-allowed), when the user is not authenticated or their profile is not permitted to execute the service. Returns 500 HTTP code

  • Missing parameter (error id: missing-parameter), when mandatory parameters are not provided. Returns 500 HTTP code

  • bad-parameter name, when name it’s empty. Returns 500 HTTP code

  • ERROR: duplicate key violates unique constraint “categories_name_key”, when trying to create a new category using an existing category name. Returns 500 HTTP code

Update label translations (xml.category.update)

The xml.category.update service can be used to update translations of a category name. Only users with Administrator profile can update category name translations.

Requires authentication: Yes

Request

Parameters:

  • category: Container for category information

  • id: (mandatory) Category identifier to update

  • label: (mandatory) This is just a container to hold the category names translated in the languages supported by GeoNetwork. Each translated label is enclosed in a tag that identifies the language code

Category label update request example:

Url:
http://localhost:8080/geonetwork/srv/eng/xml.category.update

Mime-type:
application/xml

Post request:
<request>
    <category id="2">
        <label>
            <eng>folios</eng>
        </label>
    </category>
</request>

Response

Category label update response example:

<ok />

Errors

  • Service not allowed (error id: service-not-allowed), when the user is not authenticated or their profile has no rights to execute the service. Returns 500 HTTP code

  • Missing parameter (error id: missing-parameter), when mandatory parameters are not provided. Returns 500 HTTP code

Get a category (xml.category.get)

The xml.category.get service can be used to retrieve information on an existing category.

Requires authentification: Yes

Request

Parameters:

  • id: (mandatory) Category identifier to retrieve

Category get request example:

Url:
http://localhost:8080/geonetwork/srv/eng/xml.category.get

Mime-type:
application/xml

Post request:
<request>
    <id>2</id>
</request>

Response

If the request executed succesfully then an HTTP 200 status code is returned and an XML document containing the category information is returned. An example response is::

<response>
  <record>
    <id>2</id>
    <name>datasets</name>
    <label>
      <ara>Datasets</ara>
      <cat>Conjunts de dades</cat>
      <eng>Datasets</eng>
      .....
    </label>
  </record>
</response>

If the request fails then an HTTP 500 status code error is returned and the response contains an XML document with the details of the exception/what went wrong. An example error response is::

<error id="missing-parameter">
  <message>id</message>
  <class>MissingParameterEx</class>
  .....
</error>

See Exception handling for more details.

Errors

  • Service not allowed (error id: service-not-allowed), when the user is not authenticated or their profile has no rights to execute the service. Returns 500 HTTP code

  • Missing parameter (error id: missing-parameter), when mandatory parameters are not provided. Returns 500 HTTP code

  • bad-parameter id, when id parameter is empty/invalid. Returns 500 HTTP code

Remove a category (xml.category.remove)

The xml.category.remove service can be used to remove an existing category. Only users with Administrator profile can delete categories.

Requires authentification: Yes

Request

Parameters:

  • id: (mandatory) Category identifier to delete

Category remove request example:

Url:
http://localhost:8080/geonetwork/srv/eng/xml.category.remove

Mime-type:
application/xml

Post request:
<request>
    <id>2</id>
</request>

Response

If the request executed succesfully then an HTTP 200 status code is returned and an XML document confirming the remove operation is returned. An example response is::

<response>
  <operation>removed</operation>
</response>

If the request fails then an HTTP 500 status code error is returned and the response contains an XML document with the details of the exception/what went wrong. An example error response is::

<error id="missing-parameter">
  <message>id</message>
  <class>MissingParameterEx</class>
  .....
</error>

See Exception handling for more details.

Errors

  • Service not allowed (error id: service-not-allowed), when the user is not authenticated or their profile has no rights to execute the service. Returns 500 HTTP code

  • Missing parameter (error id: missing-parameter), when mandatory parameters are not provided. Returns 500 HTTP code

  • bad-parameter id, when id parameter is empty/invalid. Returns 500 HTTP code