Document import

Imports a document into Basecone.

This action can be performed by a SuperUser or by another user that has access to the specified company and has at least one of the following roles:
Accountant, SMEAccountant, AuthorisationAdministrator, Authoriser, ClientUser, RestrictedClientUser.

POST documents/import?companyId=:companyId

Request properties

Property Type Description Optional
companyId Guid Company Unique Identifier. No

Request details

The post request should be of the content-type: multipart/form-data. Multiple files can be posted but they will be considered different representations of the same document. An import will always result in one document in Basecone if successful.

Note: by convention the first file will be treated as the "original" and additional files will be treated as "attachments".

Example request

POST http://basecone.api/documents/import?companyId=846b6ff6-8659-4ff9-813a-ce1b16c5d1bf HTTP/1.1
Authorization: Basic {authorizationkey}
Content-Type: multipart/form-data; boundary=---------------------------41184676334
Content-Length: 29278

Content-Disposition: form-data; name="pdffile"; filename="invoice.pdf"
Content-Type: application/pdf
(Binary data not shown)


C# sample client code

using (var client = Server.HttpClient)
using (var documentToImport = ReadResource("invoice.pdf"))
using (var content = new MultipartFormDataContent("Upload----" + DateTime.Now.ToString(CultureInfo.InvariantCulture)))
    client.DefaultRequestHeaders.Authorization = new AuthenticationHeaderValue("Basic", Token);
    content.Add(new StreamContent(documentToImport), "factuur pdf", "invoice.pdf");

    var response = await client.PostAsync("/documents/import?companyId=" + companyId, content);


Upon successful imported the document a 200 status code will be returned with a document and a company reference, otherwise an error message with failure details.

Example response

    "companyId": "fb8f9584-3fc6-4cc7-abda-530ff397ea82",
    "documentId": "f933ac4b-9f03-4cc1-bb08-01227df62b96"

Possible error responses

Status code Error code Details
400 invalid_request_payload One or more properties were not valid
401 unauthorized User is not authorized to access the resource.
403 forbidden User has no rights to execute the requested operation