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In SharePoint Online I need to Update item in Workflow Task List using REST API on same server.

I am receiving 403 forbidden error, but I am on the same error and unable to identify why should I am receiving this error.

 $.ajax({
      url: "https://mysite.sharepoint.com/it/_api/web/lists/GetByTitle('Workflow%20Tasks')/items?$filter=(Title%20eq%20%27Employee%20Application%20Request%20No:%20621%27)",
         type: "POST",
         data: JSON.stringify({ '__metadata': { 'type': 'SP.Data.WorkflowTasksItem' } }),
         headers: { 
             "X-HTTP-Method":"MERGE",
             "accept": "application/json;odata=verbose",
             "content-type": "application/x-www-url-encoded",
             //"content-length": 1000,
             "X-RequestDigest": $("#__REQUESTDIGEST").val(),
             "IF-MATCH": "*"
         },
         success: function (data) {
             // Returning the results
             console.log(data);
         },
         error: function (data) {
             console.log(data);
         }
  });

And its giving below error: jquery-1.4.4.min.js:141 POST https://mysite.sharepoint.com/../ 403 (Forbidden)

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  • Your url is not valid. for updating an item you need to use /_api/web/lists/GetByTitle('Workflow%20Tasks')/items('{Item Id}') Oct 17, 2016 at 9:41
  • Sorry, totally overlooked that URL. In general with 403 responses, check if you can READ first. Oct 17, 2016 at 9:47
  • OP is trying to find and update item at a time. But it's not possible Oct 17, 2016 at 9:51
  • I am unable to get WF TASK ID at Emp Application List. so i create filter which match Title, Status = Not started and Assgined to login user. always return single record, not found any issue in query. Oct 17, 2016 at 12:31
  • Any help from my answer?? @TahaZubair Oct 19, 2016 at 10:39

3 Answers 3

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It's not possible to find and update items in REST API. You can update a single item at a time. So your End-Point should look like.

/_api/web/lists/getbytitle('{list name here}')/items({item id here})

OR

/_api/web/lists/getbytitle('{list name here}')/items/getbyid({item id here})

Find some useful information here.

Example

function updateItem(url, oldItem, newItem) {
    $.ajax({
        url: _spPageContextInfo.webAbsoluteUrl + url,
        type: "PATCH",
        headers: {
            "accept": "application/json;odata=verbose",
            "X-RequestDigest": $("#__REQUESTDIGEST").val(),
            "content-Type": "application/json;odata=verbose",
            "X-Http-Method": "PATCH",
            "If-Match": "*"
        },
        data: JSON.stringify(newItem),
        success: function (data) {
            console.log(data);
        },
        error: function (error) {
            alert(JSON.stringify(error));
        }
    });
}
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  • will you please share any format of olditem and newitem string. Oct 17, 2016 at 12:33
  • Information is already in my article. Use "*" for force update Oct 17, 2016 at 14:56
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You are not sending data in the URL

What happens with:

"contentType": "application/json;odata=verbose",
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  • nothing change on changing content Type. still getting "POST 403 URL (Forbidden)" Oct 17, 2016 at 9:33
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In my case I found if we provide wrong details in meta data it will provide us 403 forbidden error.

So I change List name return by get Items query

data: JSON.stringify({ '__metadata': { 'type': 'SP.Data.Workflow_x0020_Tasks1ListItem' }, 'Status':'Completed', 'PercentComplete':'100','Nintex_x0020_Task_x0020_Outcomes':'Approved' }),

Also found that we need to get the result using GetById instead of GetByTitle

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