Reassignment of instances to a product

You use the POST operation on the api/sam/swinventory/reassign element to reassign instances to a different product.

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Important: Use this REST API only for BigFix products. The REST API returns only instances that are assigned to default license metrics.
Table 1. Operation descriptions
Operation details Description
Operation /api/sam/swinventory/reassign
Purpose Reassigns instances to a different product.
HTTP method POST
Resource URI https://server_host_name:port_number/api/sam/swinventory/reassign
URL link relation n/a
URI query parameters For a list of applicable query parameters, see: Query parameters.
Request headers
Accept-Language (optional)
en-US (only English is supported)

Used to negotiate the language of the response. If this header is not specified, the content is returned in the server language.

Request payload n/a
Request Content-Type n/a
Response headers
en-US, …

Specifies the language of the response content. If this header is not specified, the content is returned in the server language.

Response payload n/a
Response Content-Type n/a
Normal HTTP response codes
  • 204 – No content
Error HTTP response codes
  • 400 – “Bad Request” if a query parameter contains errors or is missing
  • 401 – “Unauthorized” if the user is not authorized to perform the operation
  • 404 – “Not Found” if a release or instance of the product or version that the user requested does not exist
  • 422 – “Unprocessable Entity” if the request was well-formed but was unable to be followed due to semantic errors

Message body excludes an error message with details.

Query parameters

You can use query parameters to narrow down the results of your search. The following table presents query parameters that you can use for the POST/swinventory/reassign element.
Table 2. Query parameters for reassigning instances to a different product

The table consists of four columns and four rows.

Parameter Description Required Value
productId A unique identifier of a product to which the instance is to be reassigned.

Use the GET operation on the swinventory/targetBundlesOfInstances element to get product identifiers.

Yes Numeric
productInventoryId A list of unique identifiers of instances to be reassigned to a product separated with a comma. At least one identifier must be specified. Yes Numeric
updateTime A list of timestamps of the last modification time of the instances expressed in milliseconds. The timestamps are separated with a comma. The first timestamp in the list corresponds to the first instance, and so on. This parameter is used to handle concurrent actions.

Use the GET operation on the swinventory/release/{release_id}/instances element to get the update times.

Yes Numeric
token A unique user authentication identifier. Yes Alphanumeric

Example HTTP conversation

POST /api/sam/swinventory/reassign?token=7adc3efb175e2bc0f4484bdd2efca54a8fa04623
1349237658578,1349237658588 HTTP/1.1
Host: localhost:9080
Accept-Language: en-US
Response header
HTTP/1.1 204 OK
Content-Type: application/json
Content-Language: en-US