Constituent

This API manages constituent information and related entities such as addresses, phones, emails, and notes.

PATCH

Education

Edits a constituent education.

Try it

Request URL

Request parameters

Parameter Required Type Description
education_id Property is required string

The immutable system record ID of the education to edit.

Request headers

Header Required Type Description
Content-Type string Media type of the body sent to the API.
Bb-Api-Subscription-Key Property is required string Subscription key which provides access to this API. Found in your Profile.
Authorization Property is required string OAuth 2.0 access token obtained from Blackbaud OAuth 2.0 Service. Supported grant types: Authorization code, Implicit.

Request body

An object that represents the properties of the education to edit.

{
  "campus": "Rochester",
  "class_of": "2016",
  "date_entered": {
    "m": 8,
    "y": 2011
  },
  "date_graduated": {
    "m": 6,
    "y": 2016
  },
  "date_left": {
    "m": 5,
    "y": 2016
  },
  "degree": "Bachelor of Science",
  "gpa": 3.8,
  "known_name": "Barusu",
  "majors": [
    "Software Engineering"
  ],
  "minors": [
    "Japanese"
  ],
  "primary": false,
  "school": "RIT",
  "social_organization": "Society of Software Engineers",
  "status": "Graduated",
  "type": "5-Year"
}
{
  "description": "A constituent’s education history provides important insight into who they are and often helps determine which causes the constituent will invest time and money into.",
  "type": "object",
  "properties": {
    "campus": {
      "description": "The campus. Character limit: 50.",
      "maxLength": 50,
      "minLength": 0,
      "type": "string"
    },
    "class_of": {
      "description": "The year the constituent graduated.",
      "type": "string"
    },
    "class_of_degree": {
      "description": "The class of degree. Available values are the entries in the <a href=\"https://developer.sky.blackbaud.com/docs/services/56b76470069a0509c8f1c5b3/operations/ListEducationDegreeClasses\"><b>Class of Degree</b></a> table. For the UK only.",
      "type": "string"
    },
    "date_entered": {
      "description": "The first date of attendance.",
      "type": "object",
      "properties": {
        "d": {
          "format": "int32",
          "description": "The day in the fuzzy date.",
          "type": "integer"
        },
        "m": {
          "format": "int32",
          "description": "The month in the fuzzy date.",
          "type": "integer"
        },
        "y": {
          "format": "int32",
          "description": "The year in the fuzzy date.",
          "type": "integer"
        }
      },
      "x-display-name": "Fuzzy date",
      "x-display-id": "FuzzyDate"
    },
    "date_graduated": {
      "description": "The graduation date.",
      "type": "object",
      "properties": {
        "d": {
          "format": "int32",
          "description": "The day in the fuzzy date.",
          "type": "integer"
        },
        "m": {
          "format": "int32",
          "description": "The month in the fuzzy date.",
          "type": "integer"
        },
        "y": {
          "format": "int32",
          "description": "The year in the fuzzy date.",
          "type": "integer"
        }
      },
      "x-display-name": "Fuzzy date",
      "x-display-id": "FuzzyDate"
    },
    "date_left": {
      "description": "The last date of attendance.",
      "type": "object",
      "properties": {
        "d": {
          "format": "int32",
          "description": "The day in the fuzzy date.",
          "type": "integer"
        },
        "m": {
          "format": "int32",
          "description": "The month in the fuzzy date.",
          "type": "integer"
        },
        "y": {
          "format": "int32",
          "description": "The year in the fuzzy date.",
          "type": "integer"
        }
      },
      "x-display-name": "Fuzzy date",
      "x-display-id": "FuzzyDate"
    },
    "degree": {
      "description": "The degree received. Available values are the entries in the <a href=\"https://developer.sky.blackbaud.com/docs/services/56b76470069a0509c8f1c5b3/operations/ListEducationDegrees\"><b>Degrees</b></a> table.",
      "type": "string"
    },
    "department": {
      "description": "The name of the education department. Available values are the entries in the <a href=\"https://developer.sky.blackbaud.com/docs/services/56b76470069a0509c8f1c5b3/operations/ListEducationDepartments\"><b>Departments</b></a> table. For the UK only.",
      "type": "string"
    },
    "faculty": {
      "description": "The name of the faculty. Available values are the entries in the <a href=\"https://developer.sky.blackbaud.com/docs/services/56b76470069a0509c8f1c5b3/operations/ListEducationFaculties\"><b>Faculties</b></a> table. For the UK only.",
      "type": "string"
    },
    "gpa": {
      "format": "double",
      "description": "The grade point average.",
      "type": "number"
    },
    "known_name": {
      "description": "The known name. Character limit: 50.",
      "maxLength": 50,
      "minLength": 0,
      "type": "string"
    },
    "majors": {
      "description": "The major courses of study. Available values are the entries in the <a href=\"https://developer.sky.blackbaud.com/docs/services/56b76470069a0509c8f1c5b3/operations/ListEducationSubjects\"><b>Major/Minor</b></a> table.",
      "type": "array",
      "items": {
        "type": "string"
      }
    },
    "minors": {
      "description": "The minor courses of study. Available values are the entries in the <a href=\"https://developer.sky.blackbaud.com/docs/services/56b76470069a0509c8f1c5b3/operations/ListEducationSubjects\"><b>Major/Minor</b></a> table.",
      "type": "array",
      "items": {
        "type": "string"
      }
    },
    "primary": {
      "description": "Indicates whether this is the constituent's primary school association.",
      "type": "boolean"
    },
    "registration_number": {
      "description": "The registration number. For the UK only. Character limit: 50.",
      "maxLength": 50,
      "minLength": 0,
      "type": "string"
    },
    "school": {
      "description": "The school name. Available values are the entries in the <a href=\"https://developer.sky.blackbaud.com/docs/services/56b76470069a0509c8f1c5b3/operations/ListEducationSchools\"><b>Schools</b></a> table. For the UK, this property is for the establishment name, and available values are the entries in the <a href=\"https://developer.sky.blackbaud.com/docs/services/56b76470069a0509c8f1c5b3/operations/ListEducationSchools\"><b>Establishments</b></a> table. This property cannot be set to null.",
      "type": "string"
    },
    "social_organization": {
      "description": "The social organization. Character limit: 50.",
      "maxLength": 50,
      "minLength": 0,
      "type": "string"
    },
    "status": {
      "description": "The status of the education. Available values are the entries in the <a href=\"https://developer.sky.blackbaud.com/docs/services/56b76470069a0509c8f1c5b3/operations/ListEducationStatuses\"><b>Education Status</b></a> table.",
      "type": "string"
    },
    "subject_of_study": {
      "description": "The subject of study. Available values are the entries in the <a href=\"https://developer.sky.blackbaud.com/docs/services/56b76470069a0509c8f1c5b3/operations/ListEducationSubjects\"><b>Subject of Study</b></a> table. For the UK only.",
      "type": "string"
    },
    "type": {
      "description": "The type of education. Available values are the entries in the <a href=\"https://developer.sky.blackbaud.com/docs/services/56b76470069a0509c8f1c5b3/operations/ListEducationTypes\"><b>School Types</b></a> table.",
      "type": "string"
    }
  },
  "x-hidden": true,
  "x-display-name": "Edit education",
  "x-display-id": "EditEducation"
}

Response 200 OK

Returned when the operation successfully edits the education.

Response 400 Bad Request

Returned when the specified education ID in the request URL or the specified request parameters are not in the appropriate format.

Response 403 Forbidden

Returned when the user does not have permission to edit the education.

Response 404 Not Found

Returned when the specified education is not found.

Code samples

@ECHO OFF

curl -v -X PATCH "https://api.sky.blackbaud.com/constituent/v1/educations/{education_id}"
-H "Content-Type: application/json"
-H "Bb-Api-Subscription-Key: {subscription key}"
-H "Authorization: Bearer {access token}"
--data-ascii "{body}"
using System;
using System.Net.Http.Headers;
using System.Text;
using System.Net.Http;
using System.Web;

namespace CSHttpClientSample
{
    static class Program
    {
        static void Main()
        {
            MakeRequest();
            Console.WriteLine("Hit ENTER to exit...");
            Console.ReadLine();
        }

        static async void MakeRequest()
        {
            var client = new HttpClient();
            var queryString = HttpUtility.ParseQueryString(string.Empty);

            // Request headers
            client.DefaultRequestHeaders.Add("Bb-Api-Subscription-Key", "{subscription key}");
            client.DefaultRequestHeaders.Add("Authorization", "Bearer {access token}");

            var uri = "https://api.sky.blackbaud.com/constituent/v1/educations/{education_id}?" + queryString;

            // Request body
            byte[] byteData = Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes("{body}");

            using (var content = new ByteArrayContent(byteData))
            {
               content.Headers.ContentType = new MediaTypeHeaderValue("< your content type, i.e. application/json >");
               var request = new HttpRequestMessage(new HttpMethod("PATCH"), uri);
               request.Content = content;

               var response = await client.SendAsync(request);
            }

        }
    }
}
// // This sample uses the Apache HTTP client from HTTP Components (http://hc.apache.org/httpcomponents-client-ga/)
import java.net.URI;
import org.apache.http.HttpEntity;
import org.apache.http.HttpResponse;
import org.apache.http.client.HttpClient;
import org.apache.http.client.methods.HttpGet;
import org.apache.http.client.utils.URIBuilder;
import org.apache.http.impl.client.HttpClients;
import org.apache.http.util.EntityUtils;

public class JavaSample 
{
    public static void main(String[] args) 
    {
        HttpClient httpclient = HttpClients.createDefault();

        try
        {
            URIBuilder builder = new URIBuilder("https://api.sky.blackbaud.com/constituent/v1/educations/{education_id}");


            URI uri = builder.build();
            HttpPatch request = new HttpPatch(uri);
            request.setHeader("Content-Type", "application/json");
            request.setHeader("Bb-Api-Subscription-Key", "{subscription key}");
            request.setHeader("Authorization", "Bearer {access token}");

            // Request body
            StringEntity reqEntity = new StringEntity("{body}");
            request.setEntity(reqEntity);

            HttpResponse response = httpclient.execute(request);
            HttpEntity entity = response.getEntity();

            if (entity != null) 
            {
                System.out.println(EntityUtils.toString(entity)); 
            }
        }
        catch (Exception e)
        {
            System.out.println(e.getMessage());
        }
    }
}

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <title>JSSample</title>
    <script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.9.0/jquery.min.js"></script>
</head>
<body>

<script type="text/javascript">
    $(function() {
        var params = {
            // Request parameters
        };

        $.ajax({
            url: "https://api.sky.blackbaud.com/constituent/v1/educations/{education_id}?" + $.param(params),
            beforeSend: function(xhrObj){
                // Request headers
                xhrObj.setRequestHeader("Content-Type","application/json");
                xhrObj.setRequestHeader("Bb-Api-Subscription-Key","{subscription key}");
                xhrObj.setRequestHeader("Authorization","Bearer {access token}");
            },
            type: "PATCH",
            // Request body
            data: "{body}",
        })
        .done(function(data) {
            alert("success");
        })
        .fail(function() {
            alert("error");
        });
    });
</script>
</body>
</html>
#import <Foundation/Foundation.h>

int main(int argc, const char * argv[])
{
    NSAutoreleasePool * pool = [[NSAutoreleasePool alloc] init];

    NSString* path = @"https://api.sky.blackbaud.com/constituent/v1/educations/{education_id}";
    NSArray* array = @[
                         // Request parameters
                         @"entities=true",
                      ];

    NSString* string = [array componentsJoinedByString:@"&"];
    path = [path stringByAppendingFormat:@"?%@", string];

    NSLog(@"%@", path);

    NSMutableURLRequest* _request = [NSMutableURLRequest requestWithURL:[NSURL URLWithString:path]];
    [_request setHTTPMethod:@"PATCH"];
    // Request headers
    [_request setValue:@"application/json" forHTTPHeaderField:@"Content-Type"];
    [_request setValue:@"{subscription key}" forHTTPHeaderField:@"Bb-Api-Subscription-Key"];
    [_request setValue:@"Bearer {access token}" forHTTPHeaderField:@"Authorization"];
    // Request body
    [_request setHTTPBody:[@"{body}" dataUsingEncoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding]];

    NSURLResponse *response = nil;
    NSError *error = nil;
    NSData* _connectionData = [NSURLConnection sendSynchronousRequest:_request returningResponse:&response error:&error];

    if (nil != error)
    {
        NSLog(@"Error: %@", error);
    }
    else
    {
        NSError* error = nil;
        NSMutableDictionary* json = nil;
        NSString* dataString = [[NSString alloc] initWithData:_connectionData encoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding];
        NSLog(@"%@", dataString);

        if (nil != _connectionData)
        {
            json = [NSJSONSerialization JSONObjectWithData:_connectionData options:NSJSONReadingMutableContainers error:&error];
        }

        if (error || !json)
        {
            NSLog(@"Could not parse loaded json with error:%@", error);
        }

        NSLog(@"%@", json);
        _connectionData = nil;
    }

    [pool drain];

    return 0;
}
<?php
// This sample uses the PEAR HTTP client from http://pear.php.net/package/HTTP_Request2
require_once 'HTTP/Request2.php';

$request = new Http_Request2('https://api.sky.blackbaud.com/constituent/v1/educations/{education_id}');
$url = $request->getUrl();

$headers = array(
    // Request headers
   'Content-Type' => 'application/json',
   'Bb-Api-Subscription-Key' => '{subscription key}',
   'Authorization' => 'Bearer {access token}',
);

$request->setHeader($headers);

$parameters = array(
    // Request parameters
);

$url->setQueryVariables($parameters);

$request->setMethod(HTTP_Request2::METHOD_PATCH);

// Request body
$request->setBody("{body}");

try
{
    $response = $request->send();
    echo $response->getBody();
}
catch (HttpException $ex)
{
    echo $ex;
}

?>
########### Python 2.7 #############
import httplib, urllib, base64

headers = {
    # Request headers
    'Content-Type': 'application/json',
    'Bb-Api-Subscription-Key': '{subscription key}',
    'Authorization': 'Bearer {access token}',
}

params = urllib.urlencode({
})

try:
    conn = httplib.HTTPSConnection('api.sky.blackbaud.com')
    conn.request("PATCH", "/constituent/v1/educations/{education_id}?%s" % params, "{body}", headers)
    response = conn.getresponse()
    data = response.read()
    print(data)
    conn.close()
except Exception as e:
    print("[Errno {0}] {1}".format(e.errno, e.strerror))

####################################

########### Python 3.2 #############
import http.client, urllib.request, urllib.parse, urllib.error, base64

headers = {
    # Request headers
    'Content-Type': 'application/json',
    'Bb-Api-Subscription-Key': '{subscription key}',
    'Authorization': 'Bearer {access token}',
}

params = urllib.parse.urlencode({
})

try:
    conn = http.client.HTTPSConnection('api.sky.blackbaud.com')
    conn.request("PATCH", "/constituent/v1/educations/{education_id}?%s" % params, "{body}", headers)
    response = conn.getresponse()
    data = response.read()
    print(data)
    conn.close()
except Exception as e:
    print("[Errno {0}] {1}".format(e.errno, e.strerror))

####################################
require 'net/http'

uri = URI('https://api.sky.blackbaud.com/constituent/v1/educations/{education_id}')

request = Net::HTTP::Patch.new(uri.request_uri)

# Request headers
request['Content-Type'] = 'application/json'
request['Bb-Api-Subscription-Key'] = '{subscription key}'
request['Authorization'] = 'Bearer {access token}'

# Request body
request.body = "{body}"

response = Net::HTTP.start(uri.host, uri.port, :use_ssl => uri.scheme == 'https') do |http|
    http.request(request)
end

puts response.body

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