Constituent

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

GET

Action list (All constituents)

Returns a paginated list of actions.

The default sorting behavior is to list actions in ascending order based on when they were created.

However, the last_modified parameter overrides the default sorting behavior to list actions in ascending order based on when they were last modified. The last_modified parameter also adds the sort_token parameter to the next_link URL to ensure that actions are stably sorted and that order persists when changes occur while working through a paginated list.

If the last_modified and date_added parameters are both specified, the sorting behavior is to list actions based on when they were last modified.

Try it

Request URL

Request parameters

Parameter Required Type Description
computed_status array

Represents a filter for results based on the computed action status. Available values are 'Open', 'Completed', or 'PastDue'. Currently, only a single value can be supplied in the filter.

date_added string

Represents a filter for results created on or after the specified date. Adds the sort_token parameter to the next_link URL to ensure that actions are stably sorted. The filter respects time offsets from UTC per the ISO-8601 format: 2016-05-05T17:59:31.1600745-04:00.

last_modified string

Represents a filter for results modified on or after the specified date. Adds the sort_token parameter to the next_link URL to ensure that actions are stably sorted. The filter respects time offsets from UTC per the ISO-8601 format: 2016-05-05T17:59:31.1600745-04:00.

sort_token string

Represents a token filter to provide the next stable-sorted list of actions and to ensure that the order persists even if changes occur while working through a paginated list. The token is provided on the next_link collection response property when the request specifies the sort_token filter. The last_modified, date_added, and sort parameters also add the token to the next_link URL, although the sort parameter only adds the token when it sorts by just the date_added field or just the date_modified field.

status_code array

Represents a filter for results based on the action status. Returns actions if any of the specified status codes match any of their status codes. For example, "status_code=Closed&status_code=Pending" returns actions with a status of either "Closed" or "Pending".

limit integer

Represents the number of records to return. The default is 500. The maximum is 5000.

offset integer

Represents the number of records to skip. For use with pagination.

Request headers

Header Required Type Description
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.

Response 200 OK

Returned when the operation succeeds. The response body contains a collection of action entities.

{
  "count": 878,
  "next_link": "https://api.sky.blackbaud.com/constituent/v1/actions?offset=3&limit=3",
  "value": [
    {
      "id": "1",
      "category": "Meeting",
      "completed": false,
      "computed_status": "PastDue",
      "constituent_id": "185",
      "date": "2008-10-10T00:00:00",
      "date_added": "1999-06-17T19:34:16+00:00",
      "date_modified": "2008-01-23T16:30:17.707+00:00",
      "description": "Reservations at Rafferty's.  Will review agenda for Capital Campaign.",
      "direction": "Outbound",
      "end_time": "21:30",
      "location": "Rafferty's",
      "outcome": "Successful",
      "priority": "Normal",
      "start_time": "18:30",
      "status": "Past due",
      "status_code": "Pending",
      "summary": "Reservations at Rafferty's.  Will review agenda for Capital Campaign.",
      "type": "Lunch Meeting"
    },
    {
      "id": "2",
      "category": "Task/Other",
      "completed": false,
      "computed_status": "PastDue",
      "constituent_id": "191",
      "date": "2010-01-01T00:00:00",
      "date_added": "1999-06-25T19:40:22+00:00",
      "date_modified": "2008-02-07T13:50:06.067+00:00",
      "description": "Send Birthday Card annually the first week in January.",
      "direction": "Outbound",
      "end_time": "16:00",
      "location": "Hilton Hotel",
      "outcome": "Successful",
      "priority": "Normal",
      "start_time": "12:00",
      "status": "Past due",
      "status_code": "Pending",
      "summary": "Send Birthday Card annually the first week in January.",
      "type": "Birthday"
    },
    {
      "id": "3",
      "category": "Meeting",
      "completed": true,
      "completed_date": "2003-07-10T00:00:00",
      "computed_status": "Completed",
      "constituent_id": "265",
      "date": "2003-07-10T00:00:00",
      "date_added": "1999-06-28T18:18:25+00:00",
      "date_modified": "2004-02-27T18:18:50.257+00:00",
      "description": "Discuss possible appointment to the Board of Directors for the 2003 term.",
      "direction": "Outbound",
      "end_time": "14:00",
      "location": "Arthur's Restaurant",
      "outcome": "Successful",
      "priority": "Normal",
      "start_time": "12:00",
      "status": "Completed",
      "status_code": "Closed",
      "summary": "Discuss possible appointment to the Board of Directors for the 2003 term.",
      "type": "Lunch Meeting"
    }
  ]
}
{
  "description": "Fetching data all at once quickly becomes unmanageable. The collection entity helps by returning paginated chunks of large data sets. This entity includes helpful metadata and properties to paginate and iterate through the data.",
  "type": "object",
  "properties": {
    "count": {
      "format": "int32",
      "description": "The number of items available for retrieval into the collection after applying any request parameters. The <b>limit</b> and <b>offset</b> parameters do not affect the <b>count</b>, but to facilitate paging, they may affect the number of items in the <b>value</b> result set.",
      "type": "integer"
    },
    "next_link": {
      "description": "For paginated responses, the URI for the next page of results.",
      "type": "string"
    },
    "value": {
      "description": "The set of items included in the response. This may be a subset of the items in the collection.",
      "type": "array",
      "items": {
        "description": "Actions track the interactions and tasks that are required to secure gifts and cultivate relationships with constituents.",
        "type": "object",
        "properties": {
          "id": {
            "description": "The immutable system record ID of the action.",
            "type": "string"
          },
          "category": {
            "description": "The channel or intent of the constituent interaction. Available values are <i>Phone Call</i>, <i>Meeting</i>, <i>Mailing</i>, <i>Email</i>, and <i>Task/Other</i>.",
            "type": "string"
          },
          "completed": {
            "description": "Indicates whether the action is complete. If the system is configured to use custom action statuses, this value is based on the action status value. This property defaults to <i>false</i> if no value is provided.",
            "type": "boolean"
          },
          "completed_date": {
            "format": "date-time",
            "description": "The date when the action was completed. Uses <a href=\"https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3339\">ISO-8601 format: </a><i>1969-11-21T10:29:43</i>.",
            "type": "string",
            "x-supports-datetime-offset": false
          },
          "computed_status": {
            "description": "The computed action status. If the system is not configured to use custom action statuses, this field computes the status based on the <code>completed</code> and <code>date</code> properties. If not, the field calculates the status based on the action's date property and whether action's <code>Action Status</code> property is configured as completed.",
            "enum": [
              "Open",
              "Completed",
              "PastDue"
            ],
            "type": "string"
          },
          "constituent_id": {
            "description": "The immutable system record ID of the constituent associated with the action.",
            "type": "string"
          },
          "date": {
            "format": "date-time",
            "description": "The action date. Uses <a href=\"https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3339\">ISO-8601 format: </a><i>1969-11-21T10:29:43</i>.",
            "type": "string",
            "x-supports-datetime-offset": false
          },
          "date_added": {
            "format": "date-time",
            "description": "The date when the action was created. Includes an offset from UTC in <a href=\"https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3339\">ISO-8601 format: </a><i>1969-11-21T10:29:43-04:00</i>.",
            "type": "string",
            "x-supports-datetime-offset": true
          },
          "date_modified": {
            "format": "date-time",
            "description": "The date when the action was last modified. Includes an offset from UTC in <a href=\"https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3339\">ISO-8601 format: </a><i>1969-11-21T10:29:43-04:00</i>.",
            "type": "string",
            "x-supports-datetime-offset": true
          },
          "description": {
            "description": "The detailed explanation that elaborates on the action summary.",
            "type": "string"
          },
          "direction": {
            "description": "The direction of the action. Available values are <i>Inbound</i> and <i>Outbound</i>.",
            "enum": [
              "Inbound",
              "Outbound"
            ],
            "type": "string"
          },
          "end_time": {
            "description": "The end time of the action. Uses 24-hour time in the <i>HH:mm</i> format. For example, 17:30 represents 5:30 p.m.",
            "type": "string"
          },
          "fundraisers": {
            "description": "The set of immutable constituent system record IDs for the fundraisers associated with the action.",
            "type": "array",
            "items": {
              "type": "string"
            }
          },
          "location": {
            "description": "The location of the action. Available values are the entries in the <a href=\"https://developer.sky.blackbaud.com/docs/services/56b76470069a0509c8f1c5b3/operations/ListActionLocations\"><b>Action Locations</b></a> table.",
            "type": "string"
          },
          "opportunity_id": {
            "description": "The immutable system record ID of the opportunity associated with the action.",
            "type": "string"
          },
          "outcome": {
            "description": "The outcome of the action. Available values are <i>Successful</i> and <i>Unsuccessful</i>.",
            "enum": [
              "Successful",
              "Unsuccessful"
            ],
            "type": "string"
          },
          "priority": {
            "description": "The priority of the action. Available values are <i>Normal</i>, <i>High</i>, and <i>Low</i>. The default is <i>Normal</i>.",
            "enum": [
              "Normal",
              "High",
              "Low"
            ],
            "type": "string"
          },
          "start_time": {
            "description": "The start time of the action. Uses 24-hour time in the <i>HH:mm</i> format. For example, 17:30 represents 5:30 p.m.",
            "type": "string"
          },
          "status": {
            "description": "The action status. If the system is configured to use custom action statuses, available values are the entries in the <a href=\"https://developer.sky.blackbaud.com/docs/services/56b76470069a0509c8f1c5b3/operations/ListActionStatusTypes\"><b>Action Status</b></a> table. If not, this field computes the status based on the <code>completed</code> and <code>date</code> properties: If an action is not completed and has a current or future date, the status is Open; if an action is not completed and has a past date, the status is Past due; and if an action is completed, the status is Completed.",
            "type": "string"
          },
          "status_code": {
            "description": "The action status code. Available values are in the <a href=\"https://developer.sky.blackbaud.com/docs/services/56b76470069a0509c8f1c5b3/operations/ListActionStatusTypes\"><b>Action Status</b></a> table. This property is only returned when the system is configured to use custom action statuses.",
            "type": "string"
          },
          "summary": {
            "description": "The short description of the action that appears at the top of the record.",
            "type": "string"
          },
          "type": {
            "description": "Additional description of the action to complement the category. Available values are the entries in the <a href=\"https://developer.sky.blackbaud.com/docs/services/56b76470069a0509c8f1c5b3/operations/ListActionTypes\"><b>Actions</b></a> table.",
            "type": "string"
          }
        },
        "x-display-name": "Action",
        "x-display-id": "Action"
      }
    }
  },
  "x-hidden": true,
  "x-base-type": "#/definitions/ApiCollection"
}

Response 400 Bad Request

Returned when the specified request parameters are not in the appropriate format.

Response 403 Forbidden

Returned when the user does not have permission to view the actions.

Code samples

@ECHO OFF

curl -v -X GET "https://api.sky.blackbaud.com/constituent/v1/actions?computed_status={array}&date_added={string}&last_modified={string}&sort_token={string}&status_code={array}&limit={integer}&offset={integer}"
-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}");

            // Request parameters
            queryString["computed_status"] = "{array}";
            queryString["date_added"] = "{string}";
            queryString["last_modified"] = "{string}";
            queryString["sort_token"] = "{string}";
            queryString["status_code"] = "{array}";
            queryString["limit"] = "{integer}";
            queryString["offset"] = "{integer}";
            var uri = "https://api.sky.blackbaud.com/constituent/v1/actions?" + queryString;

            var response = await client.GetAsync(uri);
        }
    }
}
// // 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/actions");

            builder.setParameter("computed_status", "{array}");
            builder.setParameter("date_added", "{string}");
            builder.setParameter("last_modified", "{string}");
            builder.setParameter("sort_token", "{string}");
            builder.setParameter("status_code", "{array}");
            builder.setParameter("limit", "{integer}");
            builder.setParameter("offset", "{integer}");

            URI uri = builder.build();
            HttpGet request = new HttpGet(uri);
            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
            "computed_status": "{array}",
            "date_added": "{string}",
            "last_modified": "{string}",
            "sort_token": "{string}",
            "status_code": "{array}",
            "limit": "{integer}",
            "offset": "{integer}",
        };

        $.ajax({
            url: "https://api.sky.blackbaud.com/constituent/v1/actions?" + $.param(params),
            beforeSend: function(xhrObj){
                // Request headers
                xhrObj.setRequestHeader("Bb-Api-Subscription-Key","{subscription key}");
                xhrObj.setRequestHeader("Authorization","Bearer {access token}");
            },
            type: "GET",
            // 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/actions";
    NSArray* array = @[
                         // Request parameters
                         @"entities=true",
                         @"computed_status={array}",
                         @"date_added={string}",
                         @"last_modified={string}",
                         @"sort_token={string}",
                         @"status_code={array}",
                         @"limit={integer}",
                         @"offset={integer}",
                      ];

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

    NSLog(@"%@", path);

    NSMutableURLRequest* _request = [NSMutableURLRequest requestWithURL:[NSURL URLWithString:path]];
    [_request setHTTPMethod:@"GET"];
    // Request headers
    [_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/actions');
$url = $request->getUrl();

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

$request->setHeader($headers);

$parameters = array(
    // Request parameters
    'computed_status' => '{array}',
    'date_added' => '{string}',
    'last_modified' => '{string}',
    'sort_token' => '{string}',
    'status_code' => '{array}',
    'limit' => '{integer}',
    'offset' => '{integer}',
);

$url->setQueryVariables($parameters);

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

// 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
    'Bb-Api-Subscription-Key': '{subscription key}',
    'Authorization': 'Bearer {access token}',
}

params = urllib.urlencode({
    # Request parameters
    'computed_status': '{array}',
    'date_added': '{string}',
    'last_modified': '{string}',
    'sort_token': '{string}',
    'status_code': '{array}',
    'limit': '{integer}',
    'offset': '{integer}',
})

try:
    conn = httplib.HTTPSConnection('api.sky.blackbaud.com')
    conn.request("GET", "/constituent/v1/actions?%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
    'Bb-Api-Subscription-Key': '{subscription key}',
    'Authorization': 'Bearer {access token}',
}

params = urllib.parse.urlencode({
    # Request parameters
    'computed_status': '{array}',
    'date_added': '{string}',
    'last_modified': '{string}',
    'sort_token': '{string}',
    'status_code': '{array}',
    'limit': '{integer}',
    'offset': '{integer}',
})

try:
    conn = http.client.HTTPSConnection('api.sky.blackbaud.com')
    conn.request("GET", "/constituent/v1/actions?%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/actions')

query = URI.encode_www_form({
    # Request parameters
    'computed_status' => '{array}',
    'date_added' => '{string}',
    'last_modified' => '{string}',
    'sort_token' => '{string}',
    'status_code' => '{array}',
    'limit' => '{integer}',
    'offset' => '{integer}'
})
if query.length > 0
  if uri.query && uri.query.length > 0
    uri.query += '&' + query
  else
    uri.query = query
  end
end
request = Net::HTTP::Get.new(uri.request_uri)

# Request headers
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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