Constituent

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

PATCH

Relationship

Edits a relationship for a constituent. If a reciprocal relationship exists, it is also modified to reflect the changes. This does not include changes to the comments property, which is specific to each record and can be modified independently on each record.

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Request URL

Request parameters

Parameter Required Type Description
relationship_id Property is required string

The immutable system record ID of the relationship 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 relationship to edit.

{
  "comment": "Dr. Yang coaches basketball for the Y every year.",
  "end": {
    "d": 19,
    "m": 4,
    "y": 2011
  },
  "is_organization_contact": true,
  "is_primary_business": false,
  "organization_contact_type": "Social",
  "position": "Basketball Coach",
  "reciprocal_type": "Member",
  "start": {
    "d": 9,
    "m": 6,
    "y": 1990
  },
  "type": "Club"
}
{
  "description": "Relationships describe connections between constituents and other individuals and organizations such as family, friends, and employers. Tracking constituent relationships can enhance fundraising efforts and interactions.",
  "type": "object",
  "properties": {
    "comment": {
      "description": "The comment on the relationship.",
      "type": "string"
    },
    "end": {
      "description": "The end date for the relationship.",
      "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"
    },
    "is_organization_contact": {
      "description": "Indicates whether the related individual represents the organization as a contact. Only applies to relationships between organizations and individuals.",
      "type": "boolean"
    },
    "is_primary_business": {
      "description": "Indicates whether the related organization is the individual's primary business. Only applies to relationships between organizations and individuals.",
      "type": "boolean"
    },
    "is_spouse": {
      "description": "Indicates whether the related constituent is the constituent's spouse. Only applies to relationships between individuals.",
      "type": "boolean"
    },
    "organization_contact_type": {
      "description": "Provides context for interactions with the related individual who represents the organization as a contact. Available values are the entries in the <a href=\"https://developer.sky.blackbaud.com/docs/services/56b76470069a0509c8f1c5b3/operations/ListOrganizationContactTypes\"><b>Contact Types</b></a> table. Only applies to relationships between organizations and individuals.",
      "type": "string"
    },
    "position": {
      "description": "The individual's position in the organization. Only applies to relationships between organizations and individuals. Character limit: 50.",
      "maxLength": 50,
      "minLength": 0,
      "type": "string"
    },
    "reciprocal_type": {
      "description": "Describes the constituent's relationship to the related constituent. For example, in a relationship between a male constituent and a female sibling, the reciprocal relationship type would be brother. Available values are the entries in the <a href=\"https://developer.sky.blackbaud.com/docs/services/56b76470069a0509c8f1c5b3/operations/ListRelationshipTypes\"><b>Relationships</b></a> table.",
      "type": "string"
    },
    "start": {
      "description": "The start date for the relationship.",
      "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"
    },
    "type": {
      "description": "The type of relation that the relationship represents. Available values are the entries in the <a href=\"https://developer.sky.blackbaud.com/docs/services/56b76470069a0509c8f1c5b3/operations/ListRelationshipTypes\"><b>Relationships</b></a> table.",
      "type": "string"
    }
  },
  "x-hidden": true,
  "x-display-name": "Edit relationship",
  "x-display-id": "EditRelationship"
}

Response 200 OK

Returned when the operation successfully edits the relationship.

Response 400 Bad Request

Returned when the specified relationship 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 relationship.

Response 404 Not Found

Returned when the specified relationship is not found.

Code samples

@ECHO OFF

curl -v -X PATCH "https://api.sky.blackbaud.com/constituent/v1/relationships/{relationship_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/relationships/{relationship_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/relationships/{relationship_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/relationships/{relationship_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/relationships/{relationship_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/relationships/{relationship_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/relationships/{relationship_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/relationships/{relationship_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/relationships/{relationship_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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