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Cannot perform any request on extensibleattributedef using _ref

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Hello,

 

I'm having an issue when trying to perform requests on extensibleattributedef , whenever I use returned _ref i get a reference not found error.

 

Example (in python, but same issue using curl):

    url_base = "https://<infoblox_url>/wapi/v2.7"
credentials = ("username", "password")

# Network example ; OK res = requests.get("%s/network?_max_results=1" % url_base, auth=credentials, verify=False).json() print json.dumps(res, indent=4) res_ref = requests.get("%s/%s" % (url_base, res[0]["_ref"]), auth=credentials, verify=False).json() print json.dumps(res_ref, indent=4) # Extensible attribute example ; KO res = requests.get("%s/extensibleattributedef?_max_results=1" % url_base, auth=credentials, verify=False).json() # this works print json.dumps(res, indent=4) res_ref = requests.get("%s/%s" % (url_base, res[0]["_ref"]), auth=credentials, verify=False).json() # but this doesn't print json.dumps(res_ref, indent=4)

 Output:

[
    {
        "_ref": "network/ZG5zLm5ldHdvcmskMTAuMjAuMTI3LjAvMjQvMA:10.20.127.0/24/default",
        "network": "10.20.127.0/24",
        "network_view": "default"
    }
]
{
    "_ref": "network/ZG5zLm5ldHdvcmskMTAuMjAuMTI3LjAvMjQvMA:10.20.127.0/24/default",
    "network": "10.20.127.0/24",
    "network_view": "default"
}
[
    {
        "default_value": null,
        "_ref": "extensibleattributedef/b25lLmV4dGVuc2libGVfYXR0cmlidXRlc19kZWYkLkJ1aWxkaW5n:Building",
        "type": "STRING",
        "name": "Building"
    }
]
{
    "text": "Reference extensibleattributedef/b25lLmV4dGVuc2libGVfYXR0cmlidXRlc19kZWYkLkJ1aWxkaW5n:Building not found",
    "code": "Client.Ibap.Data.NotFound",
    "Error": "AdmConDataNotFoundError: Reference extensibleattributedef/b25lLmV4dGVuc2libGVfYXR0cmlidXRlc19kZWYkLkJ1aWxkaW5n:Building not found"
}

Am I doing something wrong ? Performed this test for many infoblox object type, the issue only occurs on extensibleattributedef.

 

Re: Cannot perform any request on extensibleattributedef using _ref

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You will want to update the extattrs, not the extensibleattributedef.  The extensibleattributedef is comparable to a schema definition, whereas the extattrs is the set of attrbute/value pairs for a network object.

Re: Cannot perform any request on extensibleattributedef using _ref

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But what if i want to update an extattr name from API ? I don't want to update the value of the extattr for a specific network but change the extattr property globally (this is possible from UI)

 

EDIT: and still, why is the get on extensibleattributedef using _ref not working ? Is it the desired behaviour ?

Re: Cannot perform any request on extensibleattributedef using _ref

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This will give you a list of all the EA defs, along with their _ref:

curl -k1 -u admin:infoblox -X GET 'https://10.20.30.40/wapi/v2.7/extensibleattributedef'



It returns this array in my lab grid.  Note the square brackets. It's abbreviated, the full list is pretty long.

[
  ...
   {
        "_ref": "extensibleattributedef/b25lLmV4dGVuc2libGVfYXR0cmlidXRlc19kZWYkLlZMQU4gTmFtZQ:VLAN%20Name",
        "default_value": null,
        "name": "VLAN Name",
        "type": "STRING"
    },
    {
        "_ref": "extensibleattributedef/b25lLmV4dGVuc2libGVfYXR0cmlidXRlc19kZWYkLkRhdGEgQ2VudGVy:Data%20Center",
        "default_value": null,
        "name": "Data Center",
        "type": "ENUM"
    },
    {
        "_ref": "extensibleattributedef/b25lLmV4dGVuc2libGVfYXR0cmlidXRlc19kZWYkLk5ldHdvcmsgVHlwZQ:Network%20Type",
        "default_value": null,
        "name": "Network Type",
        "type": "ENUM"
    },
 ...
 ]




If I want just the one called "Data Center" I would do one of these, they both work the same. And note "%20" means space:

curl -k1 -u admin:infoblox -X GET 'https://10.20.30.40/wapi/v2.7/extensibleattributedef?name=Data%20Center'


or

curl -k1 -u admin:infoblox -X GET 'https://10.20.30.40/wapi/v2.7/extensibleattributedef' -H "Content-Type: application/json" -d '{"name":"Data Center"}'


returns an array (note the square brackets) with one array element:

[
    {
        "_ref": "extensibleattributedef/b25lLmV4dGVuc2libGVfYXR0cmlidXRlc19kZWYkLkRhdGEgQ2VudGVy:Data%20Center",
        "default_value": null,
        "name": "Data Center",
        "type": "ENUM"
    }
]



Now you have the EA's ref.  You can retrieve it directly:

curl -k1 -u admin:infoblox -X GET 'https://10.20.30.40/wapi/v2.7/extensibleattributedef/b25lLmV4dGVuc2libGVfYXR0cmlidXRlc19kZWYkLkRhdGEgQ2VudGVy:Data%20Center'



returns the same thing, but note that it's not in an array since we asked for a specific one:

{
    "_ref": "extensibleattributedef/b25lLmV4dGVuc2libGVfYXR0cmlidXRlc19kZWYkLkRhdGEgQ2VudGVy:Data%20Center",
    "default_value": null,
    "name": "Data Center",
    "type": "ENUM"
}



Now I can try using the EA's ref URI to update the name, changing it to "Campus":

curl -k1 -u admin:infoblox -X PUT 'https://10.20.30.40/wapi/v2.7/extensibleattributedef/b25lLmV4dGVuc2libGVfYXR0cmlidXRlc19kZWYkLkRhdGEgQ2VudGVy:Data%20Center' -H "Content-Type: application/json" -d '{"name":"Campus"}'



I get this:

"extensibleattributedef/b25lLmV4dGVuc2libGVfYXR0cmlidXRlc19kZWYkLkNhbXB1cw:Campus"


which is the new _ref for the EA.



If I search for the old name again:

curl -k1 -u admin:infoblox -X GET 'https://10.20.30.40/wapi/v2.7/extensibleattributedef' -H "Content-Type: application/json" -d '{"name":"Data Center"}'

I get an empty array:

[]


but searching for it with the new name:

curl -k1 -u admin:infoblox -X GET 'https://10.20.30.40/wapi/v2.7/extensibleattributedef' -H "Content-Type: application/json" -d '{"name":"Campus"}'


gives me the updated EA:

[
    {
        "_ref": "extensibleattributedef/b25lLmV4dGVuc2libGVfYXR0cmlidXRlc19kZWYkLkNhbXB1cw:Campus",
        "default_value": null,
        "name": "Campus",
        "type": "ENUM"
    }
]

Re: Cannot perform any request on extensibleattributedef using _ref

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Here's the python code to retrieve the ref for the EA def, and update the name:

 

#!/usr/bin/env python3

import requests
import urllib3
import sys
import json


wapi_base = "https://10.20.30.40/wapi/v2.7/"
auth = ("admin", "infoblox")
HEADERS = {'Content-type': 'application/json'}

ses = requests.session()

payload = {'name': 'Data Center'}

r = ses.get(wapi_base + 'extensibleattributedef', json=payload, auth=auth,
					headers=HEADERS, verify=False)	

response = r.json()
my_ref = response[0]["_ref"]


print (my_ref)
print ("")




payload = {'name': 'Campus'}

print (wapi_base + my_ref)
print (payload)

r = ses.put(wapi_base + my_ref, json=payload, auth=auth,
					headers=HEADERS, verify=False)	

response = r.json()
print (response)
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