Idea-related REST APIs

With the Ideation plugin, an admin can grant users the ability to post, vote for, and comment on ideas. We designed this section to guide you in creating API requests that involve ideas.

Documentation Related to Ideas


Warning for Ideation REST APIs:

  • The ability to create articles and ideas via our API is only possible as long as your community is running on version or higher.
    • If you are unsure of the AnswerHub version that your community is running, take a look at the footer in the Administrator Module, your community's current version appears there in small text.
  • If your current version is earlier than v1.6.3.5, and you wish to have full ideation and article functionality, please contact your dedicated success representative.

Note the version number above is 1.6.3-final.


Note on ideaIds:

  • While using the suggested request methods, remember, all ideas are also nodes and, in almost all cases, requests that work with nodes will also work with ideas.

    • Please refer to the node section if you want to review the details relevant to these requests.
    • Idea API requests are assigned to a space using the spaceId parameter.
  • Remember: All concrete sub-types of nodes (questions, answers, or comments) share the same pool of assigned identifiers.

    • You can find an idea's ideaId in the original idea URL after /idea/. For example: http://localhost:8888/qa/content/idea/312/big-idea.html (the ideaId in this example is 312).
    • You can also find the idea ID by making a request to return a list of all the ideas.
    • Anywhere you need a ideaId for a request the nodeId will serve the same purpose (They are the same number).