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HTTP - Management

Content type

Created by Contensis product team, last updated 17 Jul 2020

A content type resource can be retrieved from the Delivery API to understand the schema of an entry. Entries are constructed and validated using the information defined in the fields collection.


NameData typeData formatDescriptionExample
idstringuuidA unique content type identifier
projectIdstringThe project identifier found in the project overview screen of the management consolemovieDb
namestringlocalized valueThe friendly name given to a content type
descriptionstringlocalized valueThe description text given to a content type
entryTitleFieldstringThe id of the field which should be used as the title in entry listings
entryDescriptionFieldstringThe id of the field which should be used as the description in entry listings
fieldsobject[...]fieldA collection of fields that form the schema for an entry
groupsobject[...]content type groupA collection of groups that enable related fields to be grouped together in the UI
enabledbooleanIf enabled then entries can be created from the content type
defaultLanguagestringlanguageThe default language of entries created using the content type
supportedLanguagesstring[...]languageA list languages which the content type supports
workflowIdstringThe workflow that derived entries will follow
dataFormatstringEither entry or asset
previewUrlstringThe URL where an example of an entry based on the content type can be viewed
defaultRendererIdstringuuidThe ID for the default renderer for the content type. Null if there is no default renderer
defaultParentNodeIdstringuuidThe ID for the default parent node for the content type. Null if there is no default parent node. All entries created using the content type will be created in the following node.
versionobjectversionVersion information about the content type


{ "id": "movie", "projectId": "website", "name": { "en-GB": "Movie" }, "description": { "en-GB": "A movie type" }, "entryTitleField": "title", "entryDescriptionField": "overview", "fields": [ { "id": "title", "name": { "en-GB": "Title" }, "dataType": "String", "dataFormat": null, "description": {}, "default": {}, "validations": null, "editor": { "id": "text", "instructions": { "en-GB": "The title of the movie" }, "properties": { "placeholderText": { "en-GB": "Enter the full title of the movie appropriate to the region" } }, "groupId": "summary" } }, { "id": "tagline", "name": { "en-GB": "Tagline" }, "dataType": "String", "dataFormat": null, "description": {}, "default": {}, "validations": null, "editor": null, "groupId": null }, { "id": "overview", "name": { "en-GB": "Overview" }, "dataType": "String", "dataFormat": "html", "description": {}, "default": {}, "validations": null, "editor": null, "groupId": "additionalInfo" }, { "id": "releaseDate", "name": { "en-GB": "Release Date" }, "dataType": "dateTime", "dataFormat": null, "description": {}, "default": {}, "validations": null, "editor": { "id": "date", "instructions": { "en-GB": "The release date of the movie" }, "properties": {} }, "groupId": "summary" }, { "id": "actors", "name": { "en-GB": "Actors" }, "dataType": "ObjectArray", "dataFormat": "entry", "description": {}, "default": {}, "validations": { "contentType": { "contentType": "dan" } }, "editor": { "id": "entry", "instructions": { "en-GB": "" }, "properties": { "placeholderText": { "en-GB": "Add the main actors" } } }, "groupId": "additionalInfo" } ], "groups": [ { "id": "summary", "name": { "en-GB": "Main summary fields" } }, { "id": "additionalInfo", "name": { "en-GB": "Additional Information" } } ], "enabled": true, "defaultLanguage": "en-GB", "supportedLanguages": [ "en-GB", "fr-FR", "de-DE", "es" ], "workflowId": "ContensisMultilingual", "dataFormat": "entry", "previewUrl": "", "defaultRendererId": "F1A7ABD5-9241-4FBD-AD1C-E1F46B6F6D44", "defaultParentNodeId": "3C7361CD-58A0-46CD-A414-F6D105BD8454", "version": { "createdBy": "s.derrickson", "created": "2016-10-12T09:29:18.5144641+01:00", "modifiedBy": "b.cumberbatch", "modified": "2016-10-13T10:15:12.1973648+01:00", "publishedBy": "b.cumberbatch", "published": "2016-10-13T10:15:12.1973648+01:00", "versionNo": "2.0" } }