Importing Data with the Data Cube POST API

With the Data Cube POST API, you can send a POST request to add data to a data source.

Before You Begin

  • You must create at least one data source in Data Cube. For more information, see Data Cube Data Connectors.
  • You must have an application to send REST API requests to Data Cube.
  • You must obtain an authentication token from the Web Console web service using the POST Login API. For more information, see REST API - Authentication: POST Login.


  1. In a web browser, log on to the Web Console, and then click Analytics.
  2. In the left pane, click the connector group to view the data sources for that connector.
  3. On the Data Sources (connector) page, click the name of the data source you want to view.
  4. In the upper right of the page, click REST API.
  5. In the POST request section, use Request Format and Response Format to select the request and response formats that you want to use.
  6. In the gray syntax box, copy the request header details, and then in your REST client application, paste then into a POST request.

    Note: You must include the authentication token that you obtained from the POST Login API for the Web Console web service. For more information, see REST API - Authentication: POST Login.

  7. In the REST client application, to the POST request, add the data that you want to upload.
  8. Verify that the request data matches the format and schema in the Sample Request box.
  9. Send the POST request, and then wait for the response.

    The POST request appends the new data to any existing data in the data source.

  10. To view the data that you added, in the upper right of the page, click Report.

Last modified: 11/1/2018 6:18:42 PM