Uploading CSV data file with curl

Hi all,

I am trying to upload data via CURL as specified in the dev docs - 1.9.2. Creating and updating objects. My request is as follows:

curl -d @file._name.csvhttp://myHostName/api/26/dataElements” -X POST “Content-Type: application/csv” -u username:password

**The response I got was **

{“httpStatus”:“Unsupported Media Type”,“httpStatusCode”:415,“status”:“ERROR”,“message”:“Content type ‘application/x-www-form-urlencoded’ not supported”}curl: (6) Could not resolve host: Content-Type

I have tried content type text/csv as well but got similar results.

My questions

  1. Is my endpoint http://myHostName/api/26/dataElements the correct one for uploading data values via API?

  2. Is the request format correct?

  3. Is there something I need to set on my DHIS instance to make it support such operations?

Thanks for your help.



Leke Seweje

Hi Leke, are you sending METADATA or DATA VALUES?

If the latter, you need to use dataValueSets:




Knut Staring

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