Script

This page defines the Script resource.

Scripts are collections of Questions, represented by the intermediate Script Questions resource, asked to a person during a Canvassing Effort.

Sections

Endpoints and URL structures

OSDI does not specify specific endpoints and link structures for compliant systems to use. Rather, because OSDI is a HAL+JSON API, endpoints and structures are defined in the links section of each returned resource, starting with the API Entry Point link.

HAL’s link structure lets an API consumer move through API levels, resources, and collections by parsing and following links. While most systems will not change the value of their links often and obey RESTful design principles, the value of each link when that resource is retrieved is the only canonical value, and it can change at any time.

The link relation label for a Script resource is osdi:script for a single Script resource or osdi:scripts for a collection of Script resources.

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Fields

The field names for this resource, with standard names, punctuation and capitalization, and values where appropriate.

Note: As with the entire OSDI specification, the specific fields a compliant system implements will vary between each system, as will the fields each system requires when creating or updating resources, which fields are writeable, and the operations you are allowed to perform on each resource.

Common Fields

A set of common fields that appear on all resources is included first, for reference.

Name Type Description
identifiers strings[] A unique string array of identifiers in the format [system name]:[id]. See the general concepts document for more information about identifiers.
created_date datetime A read-only property representing the date and time the resource was created on the local system.
modified_date datetime A read-only property representing the date and time the resource was last modified on the local system.

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Script Fields

Name Type Description
origin_system string A human readable identifier of the system where this Script was created. (ex: “OSDI System”)
name string The name of the Script. Intended for administrative display rather than a public title, though may be shown to a user.
title string The title of the Script. Intended for public display rather than administrative purposes.
description string A description of the Script, usually displayed publicly. May contain text and/or HTML.
summary string A text-only single paragraph summarizing the Script. Shown on listing pages that have more than titles, but not enough room for full description.

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The links associated with this resource, available in the links section of the resource. Links that are part of the OSDI spec are typically prefixed with the osdi: namespace to aid in curie matching and readability.

Note: As with the entire OSDI specification, the specific links a compliant system supplies will vary between each system. In addition, systems may choose to embed a linked resource directly in the response in addition to linking to it in the links section, using the standard _embedded syntax described in the general overview documentation.

Name Type Description
self Script* A self-referential link to the Script.
creator Person* A link to a single Person resource representing the creator of the Script.
modified_by Person* A link to a Person resource representing the last editor of this Script.
taggings Taggings[]* A link to a collection of taggings association with this Script.
script_questions Script Questions[]* A link to the collection of Script Question resources for this Script.
canvassing_effort Canvassing Effort* A link to the collection of Script Question resources for this Script.

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Scenarios

The scenarios below show some common Create, Read, Update, Delete (CRUD) operations that can be performed on this resource, as well as any resource-specific behaviors worth highlighting. The following examples are for informational purposes. The authoritative resource definitions are above in the Fields tables and should be followed in the event of a conflict with the examples.

Scenario: Retrieving a collection of Script resources (GET)

Script resources are sometimes presented as collections of scripts. For example, calling the scripts endpoint will return a collection of all the scripts stored in the system’s database associated with your api key.

Request

GET https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/scripts/

Header:
OSDI-API-Token:[your api key here]

Response

200 OK

Content-Type: application/hal+json
Cache-Control: max-age=0, private, must-revalidate

{
    "total_pages": 10,
    "per_page": 25,
    "page": 1,
    "total_records": 250,
    "_links": {
        "next": {
            "href": "https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/scripts?page=2"
        },
        "osdi:scripts": [
            {
                "href": "https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/scipts/d91b4b2e-ae0e-4cd3-9ed7-d0ec501b0bc3"
            },
            {
                "href": "https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/scipts/a91b4b2e-ae0e-4cd3-9ed7-d0ec501b0bc3"
            },
            //(truncated for brevity)
        ],
        "curies": [
            {
                "name": "osdi",
                "href": "https://osdi-sample-system.org/docs/v1/{rel}",
                "templated": true
            }
        ],
        "self": {
            "href": "https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/scipts"
        }
    },
    "_embedded": {
        "osdi:scipts": [
            {
                "identifiers": [
                    "osdi_sample_system:d91b4b2e-ae0e-4cd3-9ed7-d0ec501b0baa",
                    "foreign_system:1"
                ],
                "origin_system": "OSDI Sample System",
                "created_date": "2014-03-20T21:04:31Z",
                "modified_date": "2014-03-20T21:04:31Z",
                "name": "Script 1",
                "title": "Persuasion Script",
                "description": "<p>Persuasion Script for Area A</p>",
                "summary": "Persuasion Script for Area A"
                "_links": {
                    "self": {
                        "href": "https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/scripts/d91b4b2e-ae0e-4cd3-9ed7-d0ec501b0baa"
                    },
                    "osdi:creator": {
                        "href": "https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/people/65345d7d-cd24-466a-a698-4a7686ef684f"
                    },
                    "osdi:modified_by": {
                        "href": "https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/people/c945d6fe-929e-11e3-a2e9-12313d316c29"
                    },
                    "osdi:script_questions" : {
                        "href": "https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/script/c945d6fe-929e-11e3-a2e9/script_questions"
                    },
                    "osdi:canvassing_effort" : {
                        "href": "https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/canvassing_efforts/c945d6fe-929e-11e3-a2e9"
                    }
                }
            },
            {
                {
                    "identifiers": [
                        "osdi_sample_system:d91b4b2e-ae0e-4cd3-9ed7-d0ec501b0baa",
                        "foreign_system:1"
                    ],
                    "origin_system": "OSDI Sample System",
                    "created_date": "2014-03-20T21:04:31Z",
                    "modified_date": "2014-03-20T21:04:31Z",
                    "name": "Script 1",
                    "title": "Persuasion Script",
                    "description": "<p>Persuasion Script for Area A</p>",
                    "summary": "Persuasion Script for Area A",
                    "_links": {
                        "self": {
                            "href": "https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/scripts/d91b4b2e-ae0e-4cd3-9ed7-d0ec501b0baa"
                        },
                        "osdi:creator": {
                            "href": "https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/people/65345d7d-cd24-466a-a698-4a7686ef684f"
                        },
                        "osdi:modified_by": {
                            "href": "https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/people/c945d6fe-929e-11e3-a2e9-12313d316c29"
                        },
                        "osdi:script_questions" : {
                            "href": "https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/script/c945d6fe-929e-11e3-a2e9/script_questions"
                        },
                        "osdi:canvassing_effort" : {
                            "href": "https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/canvassing_efforts/c945d6fe-929e-11e3-a2e9"
                        }
                    }
                }
            },
            //truncated for brevity
        ]
    }
}

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Scenario: Retrieving an individual Script resource (GET)

Calling an individual Script resource will return the resource directly, along with all associated fields, embedded Questions and appropriate links to additional information about the script.

Request

GET https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/scripts/d91b4b2e-ae0e-4cd3-9ed7-d0ec501b0baa

Header:
OSDI-API-Token:[your api key here]

Response

200 OK

Content-Type: application/hal+json
Cache-Control: max-age=0, private, must-revalidate
{
    "identifiers": [
        "osdi_sample_system:d91b4b2e-ae0e-4cd3-9ed7-d0ec501b0baa",
        "foreign_system:1"
    ],
    "origin_system": "OSDI Sample System",
    "created_date": "2014-03-20T21:04:31Z",
    "modified_date": "2014-03-20T21:04:31Z",
    "name": "Script 1",
    "title": "Persuasion Script",
    "description": "<p>Persuasion Script for Area A</p>",
    "summary": "Persuasion Script for Area A",
    "_links": {
        "self": {
            "href": "https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/scripts/d91b4b2e-ae0e-4cd3-9ed7-d0ec501b0baa"
        },
        "osdi:creator": {
            "href": "https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/people/65345d7d-cd24-466a-a698-4a7686ef684f"
        },
        "osdi:modified_by": {
            "href": "https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/people/c945d6fe-929e-11e3-a2e9-12313d316c29"
        },
        "osdi:script_questions" : {
            "href": "https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/scripts/c945d6fe-929e-11e3-a2e9/script_questions"
        },
        "osdi:canvassing_effort" : {
            "href": "https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/canvassing_efforts/c945d6fe-929e-11e3-a2e9"
        }   
    }
}

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Scenario: Creating a new script (POST)

Posting to the script collection endpoint will allow you to create a new script. The response is the new script that was created. While each implementing system will require different fields, any optional fields not included in a post operation should not be set at all by the receiving system, or should be set to default values.

Request

POST https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/scripts/

Header:
OSDI-API-Token:[your api key here]

{
    "identifiers": [
        "foreign_system:1"
    ],
    "name": "Script 1",
    "title": "Persuasion Script",
    "description": "<p>Persuasion Script for Area A</p>",
    "summary": "Persuasion Script for Area A",
}

Response

200 OK

Content-Type: application/hal+json
Cache-Control: max-age=0, private, must-revalidate
{
    "identifiers": [
        "osdi_sample_system:d91b4b2e-ae0e-4cd3-9ed7-d0ec501b0baa",
        "foreign_system:1"
    ],
    "origin_system": "OSDI Sample System",
    "created_date": "2014-03-20T21:04:31Z",
    "modified_date": "2014-03-20T21:04:31Z",
    "name": "Script 1",
    "title": "Persuasion Script",
    "description": "<p>Persuasion Script for Area A</p>",
    "summary": "Persuasion Script for Area A",
    "_links": {
        "self": {
            "href": "https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/scripts/d91b4b2e-ae0e-4cd3-9ed7-d0ec501b0baa"
        },
        "osdi:creator": {
            "href": "https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/people/65345d7d-cd24-466a-a698-4a7686ef684f"
        },
        "osdi:modified_by": {
            "href": "https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/people/c945d6fe-929e-11e3-a2e9-12313d316c29"
        },
        "osdi:script_questions": {
            "href": "https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/scripts/c945d6fe-929e-11e3-a2e9/script_questions"
        }
    }
}

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Scenario: Modifying a script (PUT)

You can update a script by calling a PUT operation on that script’s endpoint. Your PUT should contain fields that you want to update. Missing fields will be ignored by the receiving system. Systems may also ignore PUT values, depending on whether fields you are trying to modify are read-only or not. You may set an attribute to nil by including the attribute using nil for value.

Note: Modifying members of an array separately is not supported. To change the contents of an array, first GET the current contents and then PUT back only those you wish to keep.

Request

PUT https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/scipts/d91b4b2e-ae0e-4cd3-9ed7-d0ec501b0baa

Header:
OSDI-API-Token:[your api key here]

{
    "name": "Script 1",
    "title": "Persuasion Script"
}

Response

200 OK

Content-Type: application/hal+json
Cache-Control: max-age=0, private, must-revalidate
{
    "identifiers": [
        "osdi_sample_system:d91b4b2e-ae0e-4cd3-9ed7-d0ec501b0baa",
        "foreign_system:1"
    ],
    "origin_system": "OSDI Sample System",
    "created_date": "2014-03-20T21:04:31Z",
    "modified_date": "2014-03-20T21:04:31Z",
    "name": "Script 1",
    "title": "Persuasion Script",
    "description": "<p>Persuasion Script for Area A</p>",
    "summary": "Persuasion Script for Area A",
    "_links": {
        "self": {
            "href": "https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/scripts/d91b4b2e-ae0e-4cd3-9ed7-d0ec501b0baa"
        },
        "osdi:creator": {
            "href": "https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/people/65345d7d-cd24-466a-a698-4a7686ef684f"
        },
        "osdi:modified_by": {
            "href": "https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/people/c945d6fe-929e-11e3-a2e9-12313d316c29"
        },
        "osdi:script_questions": {
            "href": "https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/scripts/c945d6fe-929e-11e3-a2e9/script_questions"
        },
        "osdi:canvassing_effort" : {
            "href": "https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/canvassing_efforts/c945d6fe-929e-11e3-a2e9"
        }
    }
}

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Scenario: Deleting a script (DELETE)

You may delete a script by calling the DELETE command on the script’s endpoint.

Request

DELETE https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/scripts/d32fcdd6-7366-466d-a3b8-7e0d87c3cd8b

Header:
OSDI-API-Token:[your api key here]

Response

200 OK

Content-Type: application/hal+json
Cache-Control: max-age=0, private, must-revalidate

{
    "notice": "This script was successfully deleted."
}

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