Trouble deleting custom url category using API

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Trouble deleting custom url category using API

I am trying to delete a specific custom-url-category list member using the XML API.  The system either responds with an object not found error or it deletes all members in the list.

This is what I get when i show lists:

<response status="success" code="19"><result total-count="1" count="1"><list admin="admin" time="2012/05/25 21:59:11"><member admin="admin" time="2012/05/25 21:59:04"></member><member admin="admin" time="2012/05/25 21:59:11"></member></list></result></response>

Here is the command that I am using that deletes all records:

wget "https://x.x.x.x/api/?type=config&action=delete&key=key&xpath=/config/devices/entry/vsys/entry[@name='vsys1']/profiles/custom-url-category/entry[@name='CIRT_Blocks']/list&element=<member></member>" --no-check-certificate -O response.txt

This command returns not found:

wget "https://x.x.x.x/api/?type=config&action=delete&key=key&xpath=/config/devices/entry/vsys/entry[@name='vsys1']/profiles/custom-url-category/entry[@name='CIRT_Blocks']/list/member['']" --no-check-certificate -O response.txt


wget "https://x.x.x.x/api/?type=config&action=delete&key=key&xpath=/config/devices/entry/vsys/entry[@name='vsys1']/profiles/custom-url-category/entry[@name='CIRT_Blocks']/list[@member='']" --no-check-certificate -O response.txt

How do I delete a single member from the list?



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L3 Networker

Re: Trouble deleting custom url category using API

[didn't like my reply with mutt; try again, this time with webui]

you want to use the XPath text() function, for example:

$ panxapi -t pa-200 -d "/config/devices/entry/vsys/entry/profiles/custom-url-category/entry[@name='t1']/list/member[text()='']"
delete: success: command succeeded

Message was edited by: ksteves

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Re: Trouble deleting custom url category using API

how about deleting multiple URL's at the same time? 

I'd like to do something where I dynamically update a custom url category.  I'm currently thinking on 2 calls to the API - one to add URL's that need to be added, the other to delete the ones that need to be deleted.  I can currently populate a list with the following options:

{'action': 'set',

'xpath': "/config/shared/profiles/custom-url-category/entry[@name='test']/list",

'type': 'config',


'element': '<member></member><member></member><member></member>'}

if I change the action from 'set' to 'delete', and element to 'element': '<member></member>' it whacks the whole custom category

If I change the action from 'set' to 'edit' (and use the same element as above - only I get the following error:

<response status="error" code="12"><msg><line>Edit breaks config validity</line></msg></response>

L1 Bithead

Re: Trouble deleting custom url category using API

To delete multiple you can use an XPath with 'or':

[text()='foo' or text()='bar']

delete does not use an element argument, only xpath.

set is 'merge at XPath node', edit is 'replace at XPath node'.

for edit your example will need the member elements in <list></list>.

also see this:

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