Bulk update 401. error unauthorized

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Mario Guthrie
Mario Guthrie on 16 Oct 2020
Commented: Mario Guthrie on 17 Oct 2020
Is bulk update API broken? Was working , day later not working...
Tried using bulk update and get
{"status":"401","error":{"error_code":"error_auth_required","message":"Authorization Required","details":"Please provide proper authentication details."}
with this payload:
{
"write_api_key": "WRITE_API_KEY",
"updates": [{
"created_at": "2018-01-30 10:26:2 -0500",
"field1": "1.0",
"field2": "2.0"
},
{
"created_at": "2018-02-02 11:27:27 -0500",
"field1": "1.1",
"field2": "2.2",
"status": "well done"
}
]
}
And I get
{"status":"401","error":{"error_code":"error_auth_required","message":"Authorization Required","details":"Please provide proper authentication details."}
Already tried
  • new channel
  • new key
  • validated key

Answers (1)

Vinod
Vinod on 16 Oct 2020
Nothing has changed on the ThingSpeak end that will cause that.
Have a look at the documentation for the bulk_update endpoint. We suspect the content-type header is not specified correctly. It needs to be 'application/json' since you are sending in JSON data.
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Mario Guthrie
Mario Guthrie on 17 Oct 2020
Thanks Vinod -- The curl works. You should add that to the documentation.
I was able to get my code working and it appears to have had something to do with how I constructed the code , maybe newlines ? not sure yet but will isolate the issue as others may have same.
Thanks!

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