Deprecated: Reassignment of instances to a product for a list of release

You use the POST operation on the api/sam/swinventory/reassignRelease element to reassign instances for a list of releases to a product.

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

Before you begin

9.2.34 Starting from application update 9.2.34, this REST API is disabled by default. To enable it, change the value of the expose_deprecated_api parameter on the Advanced Server Settings panel to true. For more information, see: Advanced server settings.

Important: Deprecated REST APIs are going to be removed at the end of 2024. After that period, these REST APIs are going to be unsupported. Switch to version 2 of the REST APIs as soon as convenient.

Permissions

An icon representing a user. You must have the Manage Software Classification permission to perform this task.

Resource URL

https://hostname:port/api/sam/swinventory/reassignRelease
Table 1. Resource information
Operation details Description
Purpose Reassigns instances to a product for a list of releases.
HTTP method POST
Resource URI https://hostname:port/api/sam/swinventory/reassignRelease
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)
Token
  • 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
Content-Type
  • Use: Specifies the content type of the response.
  • Values: application/json
Content-Language
  • 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/reassignRelease element.
Table 2. Query parameters for retrieving instances to reassign to a release
Parameter Description Required Value
endDate Discovery end date. If the parameter is not specified, the current date is used. No Date in the YYYY-MM-DD format
name_host_filter The name of the computer on which the software item is installed. No String
name_server_filter The name of the server on which the software item is installed. No String
operating_system_filter Operating system of the computer on which the software item is installed. No String
part_number_filter The part number to which the software item was assigned according to the imported part number list. No String
product_release_
component_filter
The name of the software product, release, or component. No String
productId A unique identifier of a product to which the instance is to be assigned.

Use the GET operation on the swinventory/targetBundlesOfReleases element to get product identifiers.

Yes Numeric
releases A list of unique release identifiers separated with a comma. At least one identifier must be specified. Yes Numeric
startDate Discovery start date. If the parameter is not specified, the first date that is not covered by a signed audit report is used. If there are no signed reports, the server installation date is used. No Date in the YYYY-MM-DD format

Example HTTP conversation

Request
POST https://host:port/api/sam/swinventory/reassignRelease
?releases=67757,95947&productId=6775&startDate=2012-09-29&endDate=2012-10-02
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