Creating and updating objects is usually done using the Objects API. API Usage describes how to do it in detail. But it’s also possible to manage objects in the admin interface. In this tutorial we will create and update objects using the Objects admin.

Relate an object type

Each object must belong to a particular object type created in the Objecttypes API. The access to objects (the authorization) is also based on the related object types. Therefore before creating the object we need to make the object type from the Objecttypes API available in the admin interface of the Objects API. The section “Add an object type” of the Authorization describes how to do it.

Create an object

Now we can create an object. First, let’s construct some tree data that matches our JSON schema in the related object type:

    "boomgroep": "Solitaire boom",
    "boomhoogteactueel": 3,
    "leeftijd": 100,
    "meerstammig": false

If you want, you can validate your JSON data against the JSON schema on JSONschema.dev

In the Objects admin dashboard, click on “Objects” and click on the “Add” button.

Click on the "add" button

Select the object type added on the previous step in the “Object type” dropdown and fill in all the record data including JSON data, describing the tree object. “Version” is the version of the related object type. Together with the “Object type” field it identifies which JSON schema should be used to validate JSON in the “Data” field.

Fill in the object data

When you click on the “save” button the JSON data is validated against the JSON schema defined in the related object type. If the data is valid the object will be created.

Add an object record

Once the object record is created it can’t be changed. If you want to change the data the new record should be created. If the previous record contains incorrect information, it can be corrected in the “Correction” field of the next record.

Add an object record

In the Objects API you always see one record, which contains data of a certain time (by default the latest one). However in the admin interface you can see all the records created for the object.