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Folders Update

To update a Folder name, e.g. rename a folder, you can make a PUT request to /folders/<folderUuid>.json with the folder data in request body. The current user must have the “update” or “owner” permission on the folder.

If you want to change the folder_parent_id, you need to use the “move” endpoint (as it can affect multiple folder relations, for other users).

Similarly If you want to change the folder permission, you need to use the “share” endpoint.

PUT /folders/<folderId>.json

Request data

The request body expects the following request data

Parameter Description Required Validation Constraints
name The name of the new folder Yes
  1. Valid UTF8 string
  2. Not empty
  3. Maximum 64 chars

Possible responses

Code Description
200 OK
The Folder was updated. The response body will contain the newly updated folder object
400 Bad Request
Some of the data validation failed.
403 Authentication Failure
The user making the request is not authenticated


Successful request

And a valid request body will look like:

POST /folders.json?contain[permission]=1
  "name":"Updated folder"

Success response

A response to a valid request will look like this:

    "header": {
        "id": "77c745af-e819-4a80-95c3-0c7f37c5529f",
        "status": "success",
        "servertime": 1619761990,
        "action": "8e8f6597-4bc4-5078-bc1e-a89cac44ed7c",
        "message": "The folder `Updated folder` has been updated successfully.",
        "url": "\/folders\/b6cfc5e5-138d-467a-a615-a852f1c747ae.json?api-version=v2\u0026contain%5Bpermission%5D=1",
        "code": 200
    "body": {
        "id": "b6cfc5e5-138d-467a-a615-a852f1c747ae",
        "name": "Updated folder",
        "created": "2021-04-30T05:38:16+00:00",
        "modified": "2021-04-30T05:53:10+00:00",
        "created_by": "f848277c-5398-58f8-a82a-72397af2d450",
        "modified_by": "f848277c-5398-58f8-a82a-72397af2d450",
        "permission": {
            "id": "66269af3-ddf1-4778-88ad-cc44573a097b",
            "aco": "Folder",
            "aco_foreign_key": "b6cfc5e5-138d-467a-a615-a852f1c747ae",
            "aro": "User",
            "aro_foreign_key": "f848277c-5398-58f8-a82a-72397af2d450",
            "type": 15,
            "created": "2021-04-30T05:38:16+00:00",
            "modified": "2021-04-30T05:38:16+00:00"
        "folder_parent_id": null,
        "personal": true

Validation error response

A successful request must pass all the validation checks. For example sending a blank request body will return:

    "header": {
        "id": "a91e1c30-568f-4889-8eec-dd78c0a00543",
        "status": "error",
        "servertime": 1554981597,
        "action": "a1a15b91-72f6-5708-8d7f-6940e51d8595",
        "message": "Could not validate folder data.",
        "url": "\/folders\/b6cfc5e5-138d-467a-a615-a852f1c747ae.json?",
        "code": 400
    "body": {
        "name": {
            "_required": "A name is required"

Last updated

This article was last updated on April 29th, 2021.

For another perspective on the API you browse the OpenAPI 2.0 specifications using the dedicated API reference site (Swagger UI).

API Reference

You can also find the latest OpenAPI 2.0 specifications directly on the dedicated repository.

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