Deprecated: Exclusion of instances from pricing calculations

You use the POST operation on the api/sam/swinventory/exclude element to exclude instances from pricing calculations.

Important: This REST API is deprecated. Use REST API for clssifying software (v2).


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Resource information

Table 1. Resource information
Operation details Description
Purpose Excludes instances from a pricing calculation.
HTTP method POST
Resource URI https://hostname:port/api/sam/swinventory/exclude
URI query parameters For a list of applicable query parameters, see: Query parameters.
Request headers
Accept-Language (optional)
  • Use: Used to negotiate the language of the response. If this header is not specified, the content is returned in the server language.
  • Values: en-US (only English is supported)
  • Use: Used to authenticate REST API requests. The header is required when you set the value of the api_token_in_url_enabled parameter to false. Otherwise, you can specify the token in the request header or in the URL. For more information, see: Authenticating REST API requests.
  • Values: an alphanumeric string that is generated in License Metric Tool
Request payload n/a
Request Content-Type n/a
Response headers
  • Use: Specifies the content type of the response.
  • Values: application/json
  • Use: Specifies the language of the response content. If this header is not specified, the content is returned in the server language.
  • Values: en-US, …
Response payload n/a
Response Content-Type n/a
Normal HTTP response codes
  • 204 – No content
Error HTTP response codes
  • 400 – “Bad Request” if a query parameter contains errors or is missing
  • 401 – “Unauthorized” if the user is not authorized to perform the operation
  • 404 – “Not Found” if a release or instance of the product or version that the user requested does not exist
  • 422 – “Unprocessable Entity” if the request was well-formed but was unable to be followed due to semantic errors

Message body excludes an error message with details.

Query parameters

You can use query parameters to narrow down the results of your search. The following table presents query parameters that you can use for the POST/swinventory/exclude element.
Table 2. Query parameters for excluding instances from pricing calculations
Parameter Description Required Value
productInventoryId A list of unique identifiers of instances to be excluded from the calculation separated with a comma. At least one identifier must be specified. Yes Numeric
reason The reason for excluding an instance from the pricing calculations. Yes backup
comment Additional comments for the reason of exclusion. Only when reason is other String
updateTime A list of timestamps of the last modification time of the instances expressed in milliseconds. Each timestamp is separated with a comma. The first timestamp in the list corresponds to the first instance, and so on. This parameter is used to handle concurrent actions.

Use the GET operation on the swinventory/release/{release_id}/instances element to get the update times.

Yes Numeric

Example HTTP conversation

POST https://hostname:port/api/sam/swinventory/exclude
Request header
Accept: application/json
Accept-Language: en-US
Token: <token>
Response header
HTTP/1.1 204 OK
Content-Type: application/json
Content-Language: en-US