V11 SP8

Delete a File or Folder in an ObjectStore Share Using ID (REST API: DELETE)


This operation deletes a shared file or folder in the ObjectStore using the file or folder GUID.



DELETE <webservice>/contentstore/share/{shareId}/file/{fileOrfolderId} HTTP/1.1
Host: <host name>
Accept: application/xml
Authtoken: <authentication token>

where <webservice> is the root path used to route the API requests to the Web Server.

For more information, see Available Web Services for REST API.

Request Parameters

Name Description Required
shareId The unique identifier (syncWebFolderId response) returned when you share a file or folder or view the shared files and folders in the ObjectStore. For details on retrieving the syncWebFolderId response, see Sharing a File or Folder or Viewing Shared Files and Folders. Yes
fileOrfolderId The GUID of the file or folder. GUID is a unique identifier for a file or folder and remains the same even when you rename or move the file or folder to another path.

To retrieve the GUID, see  Viewing ObjectStore File or Folder Properties API.


Request Headers

Name Description
Host The host name of the Web Server or Web Console used in the API request.
Accept The format of the response. Valid values are: application/xml or application/json.
Authtoken The authentication token received after successfully logging on. For details on receiving an authentication token, see Authentication.


Response Parameters

Parameter Description Element
errorCode The possible error codes.

Valid values are:

  • 200, successful completion.
  • a specific error code.
errorString The description of the error code. Not all error codes have an error string. response



Sample Request

DELETE <webservice>/contentstore/share/36/file/04fe655ecd804c40afca8bf3da604ac7 HTTP/1.1
Host: client.mydomain.com
Accept: application/xml
Authtoken: QSDK 38568012f4d1e8ee1841d283a47aa3ba78e124ea58354b5fc6

Sample Response

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no" ?>
<App_GenericResp errorCode="0"/>

Supported Error Codes

Code Status Description
400 Bad Request The request is missing required parameters.
403 Forbidden The user does not have access to the share or the file or folder to be deleted is not accessible inside the share.
404 Not Found The specified file or folder does not exist.