Retrieve a community forum topic programmatically 

To retrieve complete information about a forum topic, use the edit link found in the forum topic entry in the forum topics feed.

You can use this operation to obtain forum topic information that you want to preserve prior to performing an update. See Update community forum topics for more information. This method returns the Atom entry of a single forum topic entry as opposed to a feed of all the forum topic entries. If you want to retrieve a feed, see Search communities.

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

Table 1. Atom API request details

Method Resource URI Output representation
GET forum topic Value of the href attribute of <link rel="edit"> element of each entry in the forum topics feed. forum topic




An Atom entry document containing the forum topic.

Returned HTTP headers

HTTP/1.1 200 OK

Content-Type: application/atom+xml

Error codes

Parent topic

Work with community forum topics

Related reference
Update a community forum topic programmatically
Forum topic entry content