Constituent

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

GET

Note list (All constituents)

Returns a paginated list of notes.

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

However, the last_modified parameter overrides the default sorting behavior to list notes 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 notes 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 notes based on when they were last modified.

Try it

Request URL

Request parameters

Parameter Required Type Description
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 notes 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 notes 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 notes 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.

limit integer

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

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 note entities.

{
  "count": 26,
  "next_link": "https://api.sky.blackbaud.com/constituent/v1/notes?limit=20&offset=20",
  "value": [
    {
      "id": "1",
      "constituent_id": "185",
      "date": {
        "d": 4,
        "m": 1,
        "y": 2004
      },
      "date_added": "1999-06-17T19:14:07+00:00",
      "date_modified": "2004-09-29T19:10:24.42+00:00",
      "summary": "Newspaper Article",
      "type": "Prospect"
    },
    {
      "id": "2",
      "constituent_id": "185",
      "date": {
        "d": 18,
        "m": 7,
        "y": 2001
      },
      "date_added": "1999-06-17T19:15:33+00:00",
      "date_modified": "2003-01-16T15:42:21.247+00:00",
      "summary": "Moved",
      "type": "Address Changes"
    },
    {
      "id": "3",
      "constituent_id": "274",
      "date": {
        "d": 24,
        "m": 1,
        "y": 2007
      },
      "date_added": "1999-09-22T15:54:00.82+00:00",
      "date_modified": "2007-04-13T14:50:49.6+00:00",
      "summary": "Graduation Alumni Dinner",
      "type": "Alumni Notes"
    },
    {
      "id": "4",
      "constituent_id": "274",
      "date": {
        "d": 12,
        "m": 11,
        "y": 2000
      },
      "date_added": "1999-09-22T15:57:41.667+00:00",
      "date_modified": "2003-01-24T19:17:47.35+00:00",
      "summary": "Stopped by to see Dr. Young",
      "type": "Director's Notes"
    },
    {
      "id": "5",
      "constituent_id": "274",
      "date": {
        "d": 17,
        "m": 5,
        "y": 1992
      },
      "date_added": "1999-09-22T16:13:31.583+00:00",
      "date_modified": "2000-03-10T14:51:19.627+00:00",
      "summary": "Engagement announcement",
      "type": "Personal"
    },
    {
      "id": "6",
      "constituent_id": "186",
      "date": {
        "d": 18,
        "m": 10,
        "y": 2005
      },
      "date_added": "1999-09-29T15:09:27.243+00:00",
      "date_modified": "2006-01-10T18:37:36.423+00:00",
      "summary": "Travel to Japan",
      "type": "Biographical"
    },
    {
      "id": "7",
      "constituent_id": "237",
      "date": {
        "d": 11,
        "m": 2,
        "y": 2003
      },
      "date_added": "1999-10-06T16:21:38.177+00:00",
      "date_modified": "2004-10-11T20:07:00.06+00:00",
      "summary": "Background",
      "type": "Biographical"
    },
    {
      "id": "8",
      "constituent_id": "237",
      "date": {
        "m": 6,
        "y": 2006
      },
      "date_added": "1999-10-06T18:59:03.5+00:00",
      "date_modified": "2007-05-02T14:46:16.533+00:00",
      "summary": "Top 100 Companies",
      "type": "Financial"
    },
    {
      "id": "9",
      "constituent_id": "280",
      "date": {
        "d": 6,
        "m": 1,
        "y": 2000
      },
      "date_added": "1999-10-25T18:48:55.547+00:00",
      "date_modified": "2004-10-11T14:06:01.953+00:00",
      "summary": "Possible Major Donor",
      "type": "Prospect"
    },
    {
      "id": "10",
      "constituent_id": "280",
      "date": {
        "d": 11,
        "m": 6,
        "y": 2006
      },
      "date_added": "1999-10-25T19:26:10.13+00:00",
      "date_modified": "2004-10-08T20:30:33.27+00:00",
      "summary": "Opening of Pediatric Clinic with Partner",
      "type": "Career"
    },
    {
      "id": "11",
      "constituent_id": "280",
      "date": {
        "m": 6,
        "y": 2002
      },
      "date_added": "1999-10-26T15:50:50.877+00:00",
      "date_modified": "2004-10-11T14:09:30.163+00:00",
      "summary": "Volunteer solicitors vs. Staff",
      "type": "Prospect"
    },
    {
      "id": "12",
      "constituent_id": "280",
      "date": {
        "m": 6,
        "y": 2007
      },
      "date_added": "1999-10-26T15:53:53.03+00:00",
      "date_modified": "2007-05-02T19:12:56.28+00:00",
      "summary": "Vacation",
      "type": "Address Changes"
    },
    {
      "id": "13",
      "constituent_id": "280",
      "date": {
        "d": 30,
        "m": 8,
        "y": 2003
      },
      "date_added": "1999-10-26T15:55:49.217+00:00",
      "date_modified": "2004-10-08T20:30:33.27+00:00",
      "summary": "Lunch with Wendy (Dr. Hernandez's wife)",
      "type": "Personal"
    },
    {
      "id": "14",
      "constituent_id": "280",
      "date": {
        "d": 5,
        "m": 5,
        "y": 2005
      },
      "date_added": "1999-10-26T15:57:49.307+00:00",
      "date_modified": "2004-10-11T14:09:30.163+00:00",
      "summary": "Chair selections for next year",
      "type": "Director's Notes"
    },
    {
      "id": "16",
      "constituent_id": "288",
      "date": {
        "d": 24,
        "m": 1,
        "y": 2007
      },
      "date_added": "2000-03-10T18:06:12.863+00:00",
      "date_modified": "2007-04-13T15:17:00.99+00:00",
      "summary": "Expressed interest in support through the Capital Campaign",
      "type": "Capital Campaign"
    },
    {
      "id": "17",
      "constituent_id": "543",
      "date": {
        "d": 10,
        "m": 4,
        "y": 2004
      },
      "date_added": "2000-04-10T14:52:23.883+00:00",
      "date_modified": "2004-09-29T16:01:28.297+00:00",
      "summary": "Disaster Relief",
      "type": "Possible Solicitations"
    },
    {
      "id": "18",
      "constituent_id": "545",
      "date": {
        "d": 14,
        "m": 4,
        "y": 2000
      },
      "date_added": "2000-04-14T21:01:09.277+00:00",
      "date_modified": "2004-09-29T16:34:13.817+00:00",
      "summary": "Address Information",
      "type": "Address Changes"
    },
    {
      "id": "19",
      "constituent_id": "223",
      "date": {
        "d": 10,
        "m": 10,
        "y": 2003
      },
      "date_added": "2001-07-06T18:18:16.313+00:00",
      "date_modified": "2003-01-17T17:24:58.42+00:00",
      "summary": "Mr. Judson receives inheritance",
      "type": "Prospect"
    },
    {
      "id": "20",
      "constituent_id": "204",
      "date": {
        "d": 2,
        "m": 5,
        "y": 2007
      },
      "date_added": "2001-11-14T17:22:19.543+00:00",
      "date_modified": "2007-05-02T14:35:47.937+00:00",
      "summary": "Orla has many contacts at the Francis R. Heidt Memorial Hospital",
      "type": "Capital Campaign"
    },
    {
      "id": "21",
      "constituent_id": "187",
      "date": {
        "d": 10,
        "m": 1,
        "y": 2009
      },
      "date_added": "2001-11-15T15:38:16.417+00:00",
      "date_modified": "2008-02-07T12:48:59.223+00:00",
      "summary": "Mark has many contacts",
      "type": "Possible Solicitations"
    }
  ]
}
{
  "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": "Notes track helpful or important details about constituents, gifts, or actions, such as specific interests and special instructions for donations. Notes connect you with donors at a more personal level as you cultivate relationships and track lessons learned for more effective fundraising.",
        "type": "object",
        "properties": {
          "id": {
            "description": "The immutable system record ID of the note.",
            "type": "string"
          },
          "constituent_id": {
            "description": "The immutable system record ID of the constituent associated with the note.",
            "type": "string"
          },
          "date": {
            "description": "The note 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_added": {
            "format": "date-time",
            "description": "The date when the note 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 note 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
          },
          "summary": {
            "description": "The note summary. Maximum length is 50 characters.",
            "type": "string"
          },
          "text": {
            "description": "The note's contents.",
            "type": "string"
          },
          "type": {
            "description": "The note type. Available values are the entries in the <a href=\"https://developer.sky.blackbaud.com/docs/services/56b76470069a0509c8f1c5b3/operations/ListNoteTypes\"><b>Notepad Types</b></a> table.",
            "type": "string"
          }
        },
        "x-display-name": "Note",
        "x-display-id": "Note"
      }
    }
  },
  "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 notes.

Code samples

@ECHO OFF

curl -v -X GET "https://api.sky.blackbaud.com/constituent/v1/notes?date_added={string}&last_modified={string}&sort_token={string}&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["date_added"] = "{string}";
            queryString["last_modified"] = "{string}";
            queryString["sort_token"] = "{string}";
            queryString["limit"] = "{integer}";
            queryString["offset"] = "{integer}";
            var uri = "https://api.sky.blackbaud.com/constituent/v1/notes?" + 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/notes");

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

        $.ajax({
            url: "https://api.sky.blackbaud.com/constituent/v1/notes?" + $.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/notes";
    NSArray* array = @[
                         // Request parameters
                         @"entities=true",
                         @"date_added={string}",
                         @"last_modified={string}",
                         @"sort_token={string}",
                         @"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/notes');
$url = $request->getUrl();

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

$request->setHeader($headers);

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

try:
    conn = httplib.HTTPSConnection('api.sky.blackbaud.com')
    conn.request("GET", "/constituent/v1/notes?%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
    'date_added': '{string}',
    'last_modified': '{string}',
    'sort_token': '{string}',
    'limit': '{integer}',
    'offset': '{integer}',
})

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

query = URI.encode_www_form({
    # Request parameters
    'date_added' => '{string}',
    'last_modified' => '{string}',
    'sort_token' => '{string}',
    '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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