Retrieve activity nodes 

To retrieve an activity entry, use the edit link found in the corresponding activity node in the user's My Activities feed.

This request returns the entire entry, not just a summary of the entry. You can use this operation to obtain information about an activity entry that you want to preserve prior to performing an update.

The types of activity nodes that you use to create entries changed between version 1.0.x and version 2.0. For example, in 1.0.x, to create an entry that included a bookmark or file, you posted an entry node of type bookmark or of type file. In 2.0, to create an entry that includes a bookmark or file, post an entry node of type entry and include a field of the appropriate type, link or file respectively, in that entry. You can continue to retrieve entries of every node type using the version 2.0 APIs, but you cannot update or create entries that were created in 1.0.x using the bookmark, file, or comment node types. For information about the entry types that were supported in 1.0.x, go to the following external web site:

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

Table 1. Atom API request details

Method Resource URI Output representation
GET activity node Value of the href attribute of the <link> element with the rel="edit" attribute for the corresponding node in the activity node list of an activity. activity node




An activity node type Atom entry document

Returned HTTP headers

HTTP/1.1 200 OK

Content-Type: application/atom+xml

Error codes

Parent topic

Work with activity nodes

Related tasks

Change entry types

Related reference
Update activity nodes
Create an entry template programmatically
Entry content
Reply content
Section content
To-do item content