Assign Template

Fields and templates are metadata types in Laserfiche that allow you to store and retrieve information about documents and folders. Field and template information is stored with the document. It is available when viewing the document in the document viewer and folder browser, as well as in search.

A field contains a piece of information about a document, such as an author name, an invoice number, a phone number, or an address. A template is a collection of related fields. Assigning a template to an document or folder allows you to assign multiple related field at once. Only one template may be applied to a document or folder at a time. Fields can be added to the entry individually, either alongside or instead of a template, and there is no limit to how many fields can be added.

Request Overview

PUT https://api.laserfiche.com/repository/v1/Repositories/repoId/Entries/entryId/template

The example request assigns the Email template to the entry with entry ID 12345. It also assigns values to the Sender, Recipients, and Subject fields in the template. In this example, Recipients is a multi-value field and we can assign more than one value.

PUT https://api.laserfiche.com/repository/v1/Repositories/r-abc123/Entries/12345/template
{
  "templateName":"Email",
  "fields":{
    "Sender":{
      "values":[
        {
          "value":"sender@laserfiche.com",
          "position":1
        }
      ]
    },
    "Recipients":{
      "values": [
        {
          "value":"recipient1@laserfiche.com",
          "position":1
        },
        {
          "value": "recipient2@laserfiche.com",
          "position": 2
        }
      ]
    },
    "Subject": {
      "values": [
        {
          "value":"Sample Subject field value",
          "position":1
        }
      ]
    }
  }
}

A successful return response will include the updated entry with assigned template information.

HTTP 200 Ok
{
  "id":12345,
  "name": "Sample Document Name",
  "parentId": 1,
  "fullPath": "\\Sample Document Name",
  "folderPath": "\\",
  "creator": "SampleUserName (r-abc123)",
  "creationTime": "2021-02-02T04:41:16Z",
  "lastModifiedTime": "2021-02-08T16:05:05Z",
  "entryType": "Document",
  "templateName": "Email",
  "templateId": 1,
  "templateFieldNames": [
    "Sender",
    "Recipients",
    "Subject",
    "CCs",
    "Date",
    "Sender Email Address",
    "Recipient Email Addresses",
    "CC Email Addresses",
    "Imported By",
    "Comments"
  ],
  "volumeName": "DEFAULT000000",
  "rowNumber": 0,
  "elecDocumentSize": 210494,
  "extension": "pdf",
  "isElectronicDocument": true,
  "isRecord": false,
  "mimeType": null,
  "pageCount": 0,
  "isCheckedOut": false,
  "isUnderVersionControl": false
}

In the next example, we will assign a template that has a multi-value field group. The example request assigns the Shopping List template to the entry with entry ID 12345. This template has two fields, Item and Price, and both fields are in a multi-value field group. In this example, we will assign the template and create two field groups. Matching position values are used to determine which values are grouped together in the field group.

PUT https://api.laserfiche.com/repository/v1/Repositories/r-abc123/Entries/12345/template
{
  "templateName": "Shopping List",
  "fields": {
    "Item": {
      "values": [
        {
          "value": "Apple",
          "position": 1
        },
        {
          "value": "Banana",
          "position": 2
        }
      ]
    },
    "Price": {
      "values": [
        {
          "value": "1.99",
          "position": 1
        },
        {
          "value": "2.50",
          "position": 2
        }
      ]
    }
  }
}

A successful return response will include the updated entry with assigned template information.

HTTP 200 Ok
{
  "id":12345,
  "name": "Sample Document Name",
  "parentId": 1,
  "fullPath": "\\Sample Document Name",
  "folderPath": "\\",
  "creator": "SampleUserName (r-abc123)",
  "creationTime": "2021-02-02T04:41:16Z",
  "lastModifiedTime": "2021-02-08T16:05:05Z",
  "entryType": "Document",
  "templateName": "Shopping List",
  "templateId": 2,
  "templateFieldNames": [
    "Item",
    "Price"
  ],
  "volumeName": "DEFAULT000000",
  "rowNumber": 0,
  "elecDocumentSize": 210494,
  "extension": "pdf",
  "isElectronicDocument": true,
  "isRecord": false,
  "mimeType": null, 
  "pageCount": 0,
  "isCheckedOut": false,
  "isUnderVersionControl": false
}

Here's what the fields would look like when viewed in the Laserfiche web client.