Schema field groups endpoint

Schema field groups are reuseable components which define one or more fields that represent a particular concept, such as an individual person, a mailing address, or a web browser environment. Field groups are intended to be included as part of a schema that implements a compatible class, depending on the behavior of data they represent (record or time series). The /fieldgroups endpoint in the Schema Registry API allows you to programmatically manage field groups within your experience application.

Getting started

The endpoint used in this guide is part of the Schema Registry API. Before continuing, please review the getting started guide for links to related documentation, a guide to reading the sample API calls in this document, and important information regarding required headers that are needed to successfully make calls to any Experience Platform API.

Retrieve a list of field groups

You can list all field groups under the global or tenant container by making a GET request to /global/fieldgroups or /tenant/fieldgroups, respectively.

NOTE

When listing resources, the Schema Registry limits result sets to 300 items. In order to return resources beyond this limit, you must use paging parameters. It is also recommended that you use additional query parameters to filter results and reduce the number of resources returned. See the section on query parameters in the appendix document for more information.

API format

GET /{CONTAINER_ID}/fieldgroups?{QUERY_PARAMS}
Parameter Description
{CONTAINER_ID} The container you want to retrieve field groups from: global for Adobe-created field groups or tenant for field groups owned by your organization.
{QUERY_PARAMS} Optional query parameters to filter results by. See the appendix document for a list of available parameters.

Request

The following request retrieves a list of field groups from the tenant container, using an orderby query parameter to sort the field groups by their title attribute.

curl -X GET \
  https://platform.adobe.io/data/foundation/schemaregistry/tenant/fieldgroups?orderby=title \
  -H 'Accept: application/vnd.adobe.xed-id+json' \
  -H 'Authorization: Bearer {ACCESS_TOKEN}' \
  -H 'x-api-key: {API_KEY}' \
  -H 'x-gw-ims-org-id: {IMS_ORG}' \
  -H 'x-sandbox-name: {SANDBOX_NAME}'

The response format depends on the Accept header sent in the request. The following Accept headers are available for listing field groups:

Accept header Description
application/vnd.adobe.xed-id+json Returns a short summary of each resource. This is the recommended header for listing resources. (Limit: 300)
application/vnd.adobe.xed+json Returns full JSON field group for each resource, with original $ref and allOf included. (Limit: 300)

Response

The request above used the application/vnd.adobe.xed-id+json Accept header, therefore the response includes only the title, $id, meta:altId, and version attributes for each field group. Using the other Accept header (application/vnd.adobe.xed+json) returns all attributes of each field group. Select the appropriate Accept header depending on the information you require in your response.

{
  "results": [
    {
      "$id": "https://ns.adobe.com/{TENANT_ID}/mixins/6ece98e9842907c78c651f5b249d9f09",
      "meta:altId": "_{TENANT_ID}.mixins.6ece98e9842907c78c651f5b249d9f09",
      "version": "1.0",
      "title": "CRM Data"
    },
    {
      "$id": "https://ns.adobe.com/{TENANT_ID}/mixins/6386ee478a30914964c6e676ad55603c",
      "meta:altId": "_{TENANT_ID}.mixins.6386ee478a30914964c6e676ad55603c",
      "version": "1.9",
      "title": "Loyalty Member Details"
    },
    {
      "$id": "https://ns.adobe.com/{TENANT_ID}/mixins/67626b2830db3d3ea6c8f9d007aa5797",
      "meta:altId": "_{TENANT_ID}.mixins.67626b2830db3d3ea6c8f9d007aa5797",
      "version": "1.0",
      "title": "Restaurant"
    },
    {
      "$id": "https://ns.adobe.com/{TENANT_ID}/mixins/2583b25b613fec704da6ef70cf527688",
      "meta:altId": "_{TENANT_ID}.mixins.2583b25b613fec704da6ef70cf527688",
      "version": "1.1",
      "title": "Retail Customer Preferences"
    },
  ],
  "_page": {
    "orderby": "title",
    "next": null,
    "count": 3
  },
  "_links": {
    "next": null,
    "global_schemas": {
      "href": "https://platform.adobe.io/data/foundation/schemaregistry/global/fieldgroups"
    }
  }
}

Look up a field group

You can look up a specific field group by including the field group’s ID in the path of a GET request.

API format

GET /{CONTAINER_ID}/fieldgroups/{FIELD_GROUP_ID}
Parameter Description
{CONTAINER_ID} The container that houses the field group you want to retrieve: global for an Adobe-created field group or tenant for a field group owned by your organization.
{FIELD_GROUP_ID} The meta:altId or URL-encoded $id of the field group you want to look up.

Request

The following request retrieves a field group by its meta:altId value provided in the path.

curl -X GET \
  https://platform.adobe.io/data/foundation/schemaregistry/tenant/fieldgroups/_{TENANT_ID}.mixins.8779fd45d6e4eb074300023a439862bbba359b60d451627a \
  -H 'Accept: application/vnd.adobe.xed+json' \
  -H 'Authorization: Bearer {ACCESS_TOKEN}' \
  -H 'x-api-key: {API_KEY}' \
  -H 'x-gw-ims-org-id: {IMS_ORG}' \
  -H 'x-sandbox-name: {SANDBOX_NAME}'

The response format depends on the Accept header sent in the request. All lookup requests require a version be included in the Accept header. The following Accept headers are available:

Accept header Description
application/vnd.adobe.xed+json; version={MAJOR_VERSION} Raw with $ref and allOf, has titles and descriptions.
application/vnd.adobe.xed-full+json; version={MAJOR_VERSION} $ref and allOf resolved, has titles and descriptions.
application/vnd.adobe.xed-notext+json; version={MAJOR_VERSION} Raw with $ref and allOf, no titles or descriptions.
application/vnd.adobe.xed-full-notext+json; version={MAJOR_VERSION} $ref and allOf resolved, no titles or descriptions.
application/vnd.adobe.xed-full-desc+json; version={MAJOR_VERSION} $ref and allOf resolved, descriptors included.

Response

A successful response returns the details of the field group. The fields that are returned depend on the Accept header sent in the request. Experiment with different Accept headers to compare the responses and determine which header is best for your use case.

{
  "$id": "https://ns.adobe.com/{TENANT_ID}/mixins/8779fd45d6e4eb074300023a439862bbba359b60d451627a",
  "meta:altId": "_{TENANT_ID}.mixins.8779fd45d6e4eb074300023a439862bbba359b60d451627a",
  "meta:resourceType": "mixins",
  "version": "1.2",
  "title": "Favorite Hotel",
  "type": "object",
  "description": "",
  "definitions": {
    "customFields": {
      "type": "object",
      "properties": {
        "_{TENANT_ID}": {
          "type": "object",
          "properties": {
            "favoriteHotel": {
              "title": "Favorite Hotel",
              "description": "Reference field for hotel schema.",
              "type": "string",
              "isRequired": false,
              "meta:xdmType": "string"
            }
          },
          "meta:xdmType": "object"
        }
      },
      "meta:xdmType": "object"
    }
  },
  "allOf": [
    {
      "$ref": "#/definitions/customFields",
      "type": "object",
      "meta:xdmType": "object"
    }
  ],
  "imsOrg": "{IMS_ORG}",
  "meta:extensible": true,
  "meta:abstract": true,
  "meta:intendedToExtend": [
    "https://ns.adobe.com/xdm/context/profile"
  ],
  "meta:xdmType": "object",
  "meta:registryMetadata": {
    "repo:createdDate": 1594941263588,
    "repo:lastModifiedDate": 1594941538433,
    "xdm:createdClientId": "{CLIENT_ID}",
    "xdm:lastModifiedClientId": "{CLIENT_ID}",
    "xdm:createdUserId": "{USER_ID}",
    "xdm:lastModifiedUserId": "{USER_ID}",
    "eTag": "5e8a5e508eb2ed344c08cb23ed27cfb60c841bec59a2f7513deda0f7af903021",
    "meta:globalLibVersion": "1.15.4"
  },
  "meta:containerId": "tenant",
  "meta:tenantNamespace": "_{TENANT_ID}"
}

Create a field group

You can define a custom field group under the tenant container by making a POST request.

API format

POST /tenant/fieldgroups

Request

When defining a new field group, it must include a meta:intendedToExtend attribute, listing the $id of the classes with which the field group is compatible. In this example, the field group is compatible with a Property class that was defined previously. Custom fields must be nested under _{TENANT_ID} (as shown in the example) to avoid any collisions with similar fields provided by classes and other field groups.

NOTE

For details on how to define different field types to include in your field group, see the field constraints guide.

curl -X POST \
  https://platform.adobe.io/data/foundation/schemaregistry/tenant/fieldgroups \
  -H 'Authorization: Bearer {ACCESS_TOKEN}' \
  -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
  -H 'x-api-key: {API_KEY}' \
  -H 'x-gw-ims-org-id: {IMS_ORG}' \
  -H 'x-sandbox-name: {SANDBOX_NAME}' \
  -d '{
        "title":"Property Details",
        "description":"Detailed information related to the properties owned and operated by the company.",
        "type":"object",
        "meta:intendedToExtend":["https://ns.adobe.com/{TENANT_ID}/classes/19e1d8b5098a7a76e2c10a81cbc99590"],
        "definitions": {
          "property": {
            "properties": {
              "_{TENANT_ID}": {
              "type":"object",
              "properties": {
                  "propertyName": {
                    "type": "string",
                    "title": "Property Name",
                    "description": "Name of the property"
                  },
                  "propertyCity": {
                    "title": "Property City",
                    "description": "City where the property is located.",
                    "type": "string"
                  },
                  "phoneNumber": {
                    "title": "Phone Number",
                    "description": "Primary phone number for the property.",
                    "type": "string"
                  },
                  "propertyType": {
                    "type": "string",
                    "title": "Property Type",
                    "description": "Type and primary use of property.",
                    "enum": [
                        "retail",
                        "yoga",
                        "fitness"
                    ],
                    "meta:enum": {
                        "retail": "Retail Store",
                        "yoga": "Yoga Studio",
                        "fitness": "Fitness Center"
                    }
                  },
                  "propertyConstruction": {
                    "$ref": "https://ns.adobe.com/{TENANT_ID}/datatypes/24c643f618647344606222c494bd0102"
                  }
                }
              }
            }
          }
        },
        "allOf": [
            {
                "$ref": "#/definitions/property"
            }
        ]
}'

Response

A successful response returns HTTP status 201 (Created) and a payload containing the details of the newly created field group, including the $id, meta:altId, and version. These values are read-only and are assigned by the Schema Registry.

{
  "$id": "https://ns.adobe.com/{TENANT_ID}/mixins/8779fd45d6e4eb074300023a439862bbba359b60d451627a",
  "meta:altId": "_{TENANT_ID}.mixins.8779fd45d6e4eb074300023a439862bbba359b60d451627a",
  "meta:resourceType": "mixins",
  "version": "1.2",
  "title": "Property Details",
  "type": "object",
  "description": "Detailed information related to the properties owned and operated by the company.",
  "definitions": {
    "property": {
      "properties": {
        "_{TENANT_ID}": {
        "type":"object",
        "properties": {
            "propertyName": {
              "type": "string",
              "title": "Property Name",
              "description": "Name of the property"
            },
            "propertyCity": {
              "title": "Property City",
              "description": "City where the property is located.",
              "type": "string"
            },
            "phoneNumber": {
              "title": "Phone Number",
              "description": "Primary phone number for the property.",
              "type": "string"
            },
            "propertyType": {
              "type": "string",
              "title": "Property Type",
              "description": "Type and primary use of property.",
              "enum": [
                  "retail",
                  "yoga",
                  "fitness"
              ],
              "meta:enum": {
                  "retail": "Retail Store",
                  "yoga": "Yoga Studio",
                  "fitness": "Fitness Center"
              }
            },
            "propertyConstruction": {
              "$ref": "https://ns.adobe.com/{TENANT_ID}/datatypes/24c643f618647344606222c494bd0102"
            }
          }
        }
      }
    }
  },
  "allOf": [
    {
      "$ref": "#/definitions/customFields",
      "type": "object",
      "meta:xdmType": "object"
    }
  ],
  "imsOrg": "{IMS_ORG}",
  "meta:extensible": true,
  "meta:abstract": true,
  "meta:intendedToExtend": [
    "https://ns.adobe.com/xdm/context/profile"
  ],
  "meta:xdmType": "object",
  "meta:registryMetadata": {
    "repo:createdDate": 1594941263588,
    "repo:lastModifiedDate": 1594941538433,
    "xdm:createdClientId": "{CLIENT_ID}",
    "xdm:lastModifiedClientId": "{CLIENT_ID}",
    "xdm:createdUserId": "{USER_ID}",
    "xdm:lastModifiedUserId": "{USER_ID}",
    "eTag": "5e8a5e508eb2ed344c08cb23ed27cfb60c841bec59a2f7513deda0f7af903021",
    "meta:globalLibVersion": "1.15.4"
  },
  "meta:containerId": "tenant",
  "meta:tenantNamespace": "_{TENANT_ID}"
}

Performing a GET request to list all field groups in the tenant container would now include the Property Details field group, or you can perform a lookup (GET) request using the URL-encoded $id URI to view the new field group directly.

Update a field group

You can replace an entire field group through a PUT operation, essentially re-writing the resource. When updating a field group through a PUT request, the body must include all of the fields that would be required when creating a new field group in a POST request.

NOTE

If you only want to update part of a field group instead of replacing it entirely, see the section on updating a portion of a field group.

API format

PUT /tenant/fieldgroups/{FIELD_GROUP_ID}
Parameter Description
{FIELD_GROUP_ID} The meta:altId or URL-encoded $id of the field group you want to re-write.

Request

The following request re-writes an existing field group, adding a new propertyCountry field.

curl -X PUT \
  https://platform.adobe.io/data/foundation/schemaregistry/tenant/fieldgroups/_{TENANT_ID}.mixins.8779fd45d6e4eb074300023a439862bbba359b60d451627a \
  -H 'Authorization: Bearer {ACCESS_TOKEN}' \
  -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
  -H 'x-api-key: {API_KEY}' \
  -H 'x-gw-ims-org-id: {IMS_ORG}' \
  -H 'x-sandbox-name: {SANDBOX_NAME}' \
  -d '{
        "title": "Property Details",
        "description": "Detailed information related to the properties owned and operated by the company.",
        "type": "object",
        "meta:intendedToExtend": ["https://ns.adobe.com/{TENANT_ID}/classes/19e1d8b5098a7a76e2c10a81cbc99590"],
        "definitions": {
          "property": {
            "properties": {
              "_{TENANT_ID}": {
              "type":"object",
              "properties": {
                  "propertyName": {
                    "type": "string",
                    "title": "Property Name",
                    "description": "Name of the property"
                  },
                  "propertyCity": {
                    "title": "Property City",
                    "description": "City where the property is located.",
                    "type": "string"
                  },
                  "propertyCountry": {
                    "title": "Property Country",
                    "description": "Country where the property is located.",
                    "type": "string"
                  },
                  "phoneNumber": {
                    "title": "Phone Number",
                    "description": "Primary phone number for the property.",
                    "type": "string"
                  },
                  "propertyType": {
                    "type": "string",
                    "title": "Property Type",
                    "description": "Type and primary use of property.",
                    "enum": [
                        "retail",
                        "yoga",
                        "fitness"
                    ],
                    "meta:enum": {
                        "retail": "Retail Store",
                        "yoga": "Yoga Studio",
                        "fitness": "Fitness Center"
                    }
                  },
                  "propertyConstruction": {
                    "$ref": "https://ns.adobe.com/{TENANT_ID}/datatypes/24c643f618647344606222c494bd0102"
                  }
                }
              }
            }
          }
        },
        "allOf": [
            {
                "$ref": "#/definitions/property"
            }
        ]
      }'

Response

A successful response returns the details of the updated field group.

{
  "$id": "https://ns.adobe.com/{TENANT_ID}/mixins/8779fd45d6e4eb074300023a439862bbba359b60d451627a",
  "meta:altId": "_{TENANT_ID}.mixins.8779fd45d6e4eb074300023a439862bbba359b60d451627a",
  "meta:resourceType": "mixins",
  "version": "1.2",
  "title": "Property Details",
  "type": "object",
  "description": "Detailed information related to the properties owned and operated by the company.",
  "definitions": {
    "property": {
      "properties": {
        "_{TENANT_ID}": {
        "type":"object",
        "properties": {
            "propertyName": {
              "type": "string",
              "title": "Property Name",
              "description": "Name of the property"
            },
            "propertyCity": {
              "title": "Property City",
              "description": "City where the property is located.",
              "type": "string"
            },
            "propertyCountry": {
              "title": "Property Country",
              "description": "Country where the property is located.",
              "type": "string"
            },
            "phoneNumber": {
              "title": "Phone Number",
              "description": "Primary phone number for the property.",
              "type": "string"
            },
            "propertyType": {
              "type": "string",
              "title": "Property Type",
              "description": "Type and primary use of property.",
              "enum": [
                  "retail",
                  "yoga",
                  "fitness"
              ],
              "meta:enum": {
                  "retail": "Retail Store",
                  "yoga": "Yoga Studio",
                  "fitness": "Fitness Center"
              }
            },
            "propertyConstruction": {
              "$ref": "https://ns.adobe.com/{TENANT_ID}/datatypes/24c643f618647344606222c494bd0102"
            }
          }
        }
      }
    }
  },
  "allOf": [
    {
      "$ref": "#/definitions/customFields",
      "type": "object",
      "meta:xdmType": "object"
    }
  ],
  "imsOrg": "{IMS_ORG}",
  "meta:extensible": true,
  "meta:abstract": true,
  "meta:intendedToExtend": [
    "https://ns.adobe.com/xdm/context/profile"
  ],
  "meta:xdmType": "object",
  "meta:registryMetadata": {
    "repo:createdDate": 1594941263588,
    "repo:lastModifiedDate": 1594941538433,
    "xdm:createdClientId": "{CLIENT_ID}",
    "xdm:lastModifiedClientId": "{CLIENT_ID}",
    "xdm:createdUserId": "{USER_ID}",
    "xdm:lastModifiedUserId": "{USER_ID}",
    "eTag": "5e8a5e508eb2ed344c08cb23ed27cfb60c841bec59a2f7513deda0f7af903021",
    "meta:globalLibVersion": "1.15.4"
  },
  "meta:containerId": "tenant",
  "meta:tenantNamespace": "_{TENANT_ID}"
}

Update a portion of a field group

You can update a portion of a field group by using a PATCH request. The Schema Registry supports all standard JSON Patch operations, including add, remove, and replace. For more information on JSON Patch, see the API fundamentals guide.

NOTE

If you want to replace an entire resource with new values instead of updating individual fields, see the section on replacing a field group using a PUT operation.

API format

PATCH /tenant/fieldgroups/{FIELD_GROUP_ID} 
Parameter Description
{FIELD_GROUP_ID} The URL-encoded $id URI or meta:altId of the field group you want to update.

Request

The example request below updates the description of an existing field group, and adds a new propertyCity field.

The request body takes the form of an array, with each listed object representing a specific change to an individual field. Each object includes the operation to be performed (op), which field the operation should be performed on (path), and what information should be included in that operation (value).

curl -X PATCH \
  https://platform.adobe.io/data/foundation/schemaregistry/tenant/fieldgroups/_{TENANT_ID}.mixins.8779fd45d6e4eb074300023a439862bbba359b60d451627a \
  -H 'Authorization: Bearer {ACCESS_TOKEN}' \
  -H 'x-api-key: {API_KEY}' \
  -H 'x-gw-ims-org-id: {IMS_ORG}' \
  -H 'x-sandbox-name: {SANDBOX_NAME}' \
  -H 'content-type: application/json' \
  -d '[
        {
          "op": "replace",
          "path": "/description",
          "value": "Details relating to a property operated by the company."
        },
        { 
          "op": "add",
          "path": "/definitions/property/properties/_{TENANT_ID}/properties/propertyCity",
          "value": {
            "title": "Property City",
            "description": "City where the property is located.",
            "type": "string"
          }
        }
      ]'

Response

The response shows that both operations were performed successfully. The description has been updated, and propertyCountry has been added under definitions.

{
  "$id": "https://ns.adobe.com/{TENANT_ID}/mixins/8779fd45d6e4eb074300023a439862bbba359b60d451627a",
  "meta:altId": "_{TENANT_ID}.mixins.8779fd45d6e4eb074300023a439862bbba359b60d451627a",
  "meta:resourceType": "mixins",
  "version": "1.2",
  "title": "Property Details",
  "type": "object",
  "description": "Details relating to a property operated by the company.",
  "definitions": {
    "property": {
      "properties": {
        "_{TENANT_ID}": {
        "type":"object",
        "properties": {
            "propertyName": {
              "type": "string",
              "title": "Property Name",
              "description": "Name of the property"
            },
            "propertyCity": {
              "title": "Property City",
              "description": "City where the property is located.",
              "type": "string"
            },
            "propertyCountry": {
              "title": "Property Country",
              "description": "Country where the property is located.",
              "type": "string"
            },
            "phoneNumber": {
              "title": "Phone Number",
              "description": "Primary phone number for the property.",
              "type": "string"
            },
            "propertyType": {
              "type": "string",
              "title": "Property Type",
              "description": "Type and primary use of property.",
              "enum": [
                  "retail",
                  "yoga",
                  "fitness"
              ],
              "meta:enum": {
                  "retail": "Retail Store",
                  "yoga": "Yoga Studio",
                  "fitness": "Fitness Center"
              }
            },
            "propertyConstruction": {
              "$ref": "https://ns.adobe.com/{TENANT_ID}/datatypes/24c643f618647344606222c494bd0102"
            }
          }
        }
      }
    }
  },
  "allOf": [
    {
      "$ref": "#/definitions/customFields",
      "type": "object",
      "meta:xdmType": "object"
    }
  ],
  "imsOrg": "{IMS_ORG}",
  "meta:extensible": true,
  "meta:abstract": true,
  "meta:intendedToExtend": [
    "https://ns.adobe.com/xdm/context/profile"
  ],
  "meta:xdmType": "object",
  "meta:registryMetadata": {
    "repo:createdDate": 1594941263588,
    "repo:lastModifiedDate": 1594941538433,
    "xdm:createdClientId": "{CLIENT_ID}",
    "xdm:lastModifiedClientId": "{CLIENT_ID}",
    "xdm:createdUserId": "{USER_ID}",
    "xdm:lastModifiedUserId": "{USER_ID}",
    "eTag": "5e8a5e508eb2ed344c08cb23ed27cfb60c841bec59a2f7513deda0f7af903021",
    "meta:globalLibVersion": "1.15.4"
  },
  "meta:containerId": "tenant",
  "meta:tenantNamespace": "_{TENANT_ID}"
}

Delete a field group

It may occasionally be necessary to remove a field group from the Schema Registry. This is done by performing a DELETE request with the field group ID provided in the path.

API format

DELETE /tenant/fieldgroups/{FIELD_GROUP_ID}
Parameter Description
{FIELD_GROUP_ID} The URL-encoded $id URI or meta:altId of the field group you want to delete.

Request

curl -X DELETE \
  https://platform.adobe.io/data/foundation/schemaregistry/tenant/fieldgroups/_{TENANT_ID}.mixins.d5cc04eb8d50190001287e4c869ebe67 \
  -H 'Authorization: Bearer {ACCESS_TOKEN}' \
  -H 'x-api-key: {API_KEY}' \
  -H 'x-gw-ims-org-id: {IMS_ORG}' \
  -H 'x-sandbox-name: {SANDBOX_NAME}'

Response

A successful response returns HTTP status 204 (No Content) and a blank body.

You can confirm the deletion by attempting a lookup (GET) request to the field group. You will need to include an Accept header in the request, but should receive an HTTP status 404 (Not Found) because the field group has been removed from the Schema Registry.

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