Return Status

Each call returns a “status” with an integer value listed with its meaning in the table below. In case a command is unsuccessful, we return an error code and provide information on why it failed using the “info” field.

However, if there is a local id provided in such a call, we treat it as an exception which causes the rest of the transaction to abort. This is necessary to avoid relying on calls that were not successful. When a transaction aborts, it undoes all the metadata changes that were made until the point where the error occurred.

Return Value Status Description
0 Success The call was successful and performed what was expected of it
1 Empty A search query returned no results.
2 Exists A conditional add found a unique instance of the entity to exist already. If not unique, an error(-1) is returned depending on absence/presence of _ref in the call.
3 NotUnique If a search query wanted a unique entity but got multiple results. An error(-1) is returned depending on absence/presence of _ref in the call.
-1 Error There was an error and the error message indicates what

If every command within a transaction succeeded, ApertureData Platform will return one JSON object with the corresponding status code and possible results information. If any of the commands fails, ApertureData Platform will return a single JSON object indicating the error status, information about what caused the failure, and the command that caused the failure.


# Successful AddEntity

"AddEntity" : {
    "status": 0

# FindEntity with using a wrong "ref"

"FindEntity" : {
    "status": -1,
    "info": "Reference does not exist",
    "FailedCommand": {
        "FindEntity": {
            "_ref": 344554,
            "class": "patient",
            "constraints" : {
                "bcr_patient_barc": [ "==", "TCGA-02-0070" ]