Act on a flagged community file 

To programmatically take action on a community file that has been flagged as inappropriate, send an Atom entry document that defines the action you want to take to the moderation action feed.

Only the moderator can take action on a flagged file.

See Authenticating requests for information about how to authenticate the request.

To take action on a flagged file...

  1. Retrieve the moderation service document. See Retrieve the Files moderation service document for more details.

  2. In the service document, locate the workspace with the <category term="documents-moderation" .../> child element, and then find the collection with the <atom:category term="review-action" .../> child element, and make a note of the web address in its href attribute.

  3. Find the entry that represents the file that you want to take action on by getting a list of flagged entries. See Getting a list of flagged community files for more details. Make a note of the value of the <td:uuid> element of the entry representing the file.

  4. Create an Atom entry document that defines the action you want to perform. In the <snx:moderation action="xxx" /> element, choose one of the following options:


        Dismissed the flag, but does not change the status of the entry.


        Removes the content from public view.


        Dismisses all flags and changes the status to active.

      Construct an <snx:in-ref-to> element that identifies the file that you want to take action on using the following syntax:

      <snx:in-ref-to xmlns:snx="" 
         ref="<value_of_td:uuid>" >
      <snx:moderation action="dismiss" />

      where <value_of_td:uuid> is the value of the <td:uuid> element that you noted in Step 3.

      For example, to dismiss a flagged file, the Atom entry document might contain the following content:

      <?xml version="1.0"?>
      <name>ignored</name> <!-- taken from authenticated moderator user -->
      <snx:in-ref-to xmlns:snx="" 
      <snx:moderation action="dismiss" />
      <content>This content of this entry is not objectionable according to 
       company guidelines.</content>

      The following table defines the supported state transitions for a file:

      Table 1. Support actions for given states

      From State Action To State
      active quarantine quarantined
      quarantined restore active
      active dismiss active

      All other state transitions are invalid and throw a 400 Bad Request HTTP Response code and return an error code of ConstraintViolation.

  5. Send a POST request to the web address that you noted in Step 2. Pass the Atom entry document that you created in the previous step as input on the request.

Table 2. Atom API request details

Method Resource URI Input representation
POST Change post-moderated content review status collection Value of the href attribute of the <collection> element that has a <atom:category term="review-action" .../> child element in the moderation service document. moderation action


Provide a moderation action Atom entry document. The content type of the Atom entry document must be application/atom+xml.



Returned HTTP headers

HTTP/1.1 204 No Content

Error codes



> POST files/basic/api/review/actions/documents HTTP/1.1
> Authorization: Basic xxx
> Host:
> Accept: */*
> Content-Type: application/atom+xml
> Content-Length: 509


< HTTP/1.1 204 No Content

Parent topic

Work with flagged community files programmatically

Related reference
Moderation action entry content