Version: Next

Update transaction

Update transaction#

To update an existing transaction record, you will need to make a TLS request to the OpenHIM API for the below method and endpoint and supply the JSON object with the updates for the transaction record.

Method: PUT
Endpoint: {openhim_url}:8080/users/:userEmail
Payload: JSON object of the transaction record

:transactionId is the _id property of the transaction to be updated.


Note: In the examples below, we are using the token authentication type to authenticate requests

Before we can send our request to the OpenHIM API we need to ensure that we construct our valid HTTP headers to successfully authenticate with the OpenHIM API.

Copy the below code at the bottom of your nodejs script that handles the authentication of the OpenHIM headers as described in the authentication section.

Replace the openhimOptions values with the correct implementation details and supply the SampleData payload to submit

// append below code to the "openhim-api.js" script containing the authentication methods.
// This is described within the authentication section
(async () => {
const openhimOptions = {
apiURL: 'https://localhost:8080',
apiEndpoint: '/transactions/:transactionId',
username: '[email protected]',
password: 'openhim-password',
rejectUnauthorized: false
const SampleData = 'SampleData'
const headers = await genAuthHeaders(openhimOptions)
const options = {
method: 'PUT',
url: `${openhimOptions.apiURL}${openhimOptions.apiEndpoint}`,
rejectUnauthorized: openhimOptions.rejectUnauthorized,
headers: headers,
body: SampleData,
json: true
request(options, (error, response, body) => {
if (error) throw new Error(error)
statusCode: response.statusCode,

Execute the below command in your terminal to run the nodejs script

node openhim-api.js

The response status code will be 200 if successful.