Close a Node

You can use this API request to close down a node (Questions Only). You cannot edit a closed node any further unless you reopen it.

/services/v2/node/[nodeId]/close.json

You can use the following parameters in your close a node request:

Specific: prompt, lock
Other options: wrap

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Permissions & Notes:

  • You must have the Close any question permission under Other Standard Roles in the Advanced Editor to close any node.

    • If the node is your own, you must have the Close own question permission under Other Standard Roles in the Advanced Editor.
  • Use the mandatory request parameter prompt to specify the reason why the node is being closed.

  • Use the optional request parameter lock to specify if you want the node's comments locked. Values are either true or false. The default value is false.

  • We added this request in version 1.6.3.

Sample Request

A PUT close a node request to close a node (nodeId: 832) because "Question has been answered" sent to https://apidocs.cloud.answerhub.com using a human-readable Username/Password (answerhub/test123) would look like this:

curl 
-u answerhub:test123 
-H "Accept: application/json" 
-H "Content-type: application/json" 
-X PUT "https://apidocs.cloud.answerhub.com/services/v2/node/832/close.json?prompt=Question has been answered" -v

Expected Response

Successful Response:

  • HTTP Status 200 - OK
{
    "success": true,
    "result": {
        "closeAction": {
            "id": 1094,
            "ip": "172.18.0.3",
            "user": {
                "id": 108,
                "username": "admin",
                "avatarUrl": "https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/4e955c70eeff0abe1974c9be300a8887?d=identicon&r=PG"
            },
            "actionDate": "Thu Feb 07 15:05:50 UTC 2019",
            "canceled": false,
            "extra": "Question has been answered",
            "private": false,
            "verb": "closed",
            "node": {
                "id": 832,
                "type": "question"
            }
        }
    }
}
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