Custom URL Category imports via XML API

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Custom URL Category imports via XML API


I have been trying to populate a custom URL category with a list of URLs that we maintain ourselves. Ideally, I would like to do this using the XML API, on a schedule. I have been able to successfully call the API, but I haven't been able to import data yet.

If I read the XML-API documentation (XML-API-6.1.pdf) correctly, the call to import a custom URL category database is

$ curl -k --form file=@BAD_URLS.txt 'https://device/api?type=import&category=url-database&key=...'

Performing this call does do something:

<response status="success"><msg><line>uploaded_bc_db_full saved</line></msg></response>

The file BAD_URLS.txt file contains the following sample data:

<entry name="mycategory">





The category 'mycategory' has been created in the Web GUI prior to running the import action. Unfortunately, while the response status says 'success', I cannot find the imported data anywhere. Did I miss something that I should have done either right before, or right after the curl call, or am I just completely misunderstanding the API doc?

Any guidance will be appreciated!

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