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Start Editing

  • URL: https://<version-url>/startEditing(POST only)
  • Version Introduced:10.6


Using the specified session ID an exclusive lock is obtained for the session on the version. The exclusive lock can only be obtained if no other shared or exclusive locks are present and the session currently holds a shared lock. The exclusive lock ensures read and write isolation for the session holding the lock. The exclusive lock is downgraded to a shared lock by using the stopEditing operation.

Request Parameters


Description: Optional parameter to specify the output format of the response. The default response format is html.

Values: html | json


Description: The client generated session id (guid) for the version that a new service edit session is being started on; a required parameter. The session id is often passed as a logical lock token for the version being edited.

Syntax : sessionId = {3F2504E0-4F89-41D3-9A0C-0305E82C3301}

JSON Response Syntax

  "success" : <true | false>,
  "error" : { // only if success is false
    "extendedCode" : <HRESULT>,
    "message" : <error message>,
    "details" : [ <detail> ]