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How to add a template to frame with the API ?

  • 25 April 2020
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Dear,

I would like to set up a board with frames, one of them filled with a Kanban template.

Did someone has done this before ?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Cheers

Pierre

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Best answer by Boris Borodyansky 30 April 2020, 08:47

Pierre, right now there’s now way to use templates via API.

Also, no way to create kanban widget.

What is possible to do: you can create a board manually, and then use API to copy this exact board. 

This API is not public, I can provide access if you would like to try it =)

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Hi @Pierre Jannez ,

could you please describe a bit more what you would like to see / do in your board.

Of course it is possible to create a board full of frames and one of them is a Kanban and then save the whole board as template …

So what do you like to do / create with it?

Michael

Hi Michael,

I would like to create a JavaScript app to build a standard visual management split into frames. One of them including a kanban template. I did’nt find a way to access template from the API as we can do with regular widget like cards for example. 
With this app I would like to build in one click my visual management. 
Best Regards

Pierre

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Pierre, right now there’s now way to use templates via API.

Also, no way to create kanban widget.

What is possible to do: you can create a board manually, and then use API to copy this exact board. 

This API is not public, I can provide access if you would like to try it =)

Pierre, right now there’s now way to use templates via API.

Also, no way to create kanban widget.

What is possible to do: you can create a board manually, and then use API to copy this exact board. 

This API is not public, I can provide access if you would like to try it =)

Hi Boris, can you provide access to that part of the API? I would love to have the ‘duplicate’ board feature in the API. 

Hi there @Boris Borodyansky


Is there a way to create new boards based on a Template or duplicate boards via the API? We currently have a need for bulk-creation of boards based on templates.

You mentioned that this is currently not possible from the public API. 

Pierre, right now there’s now way to use templates via API.

Also, no way to create kanban widget.

What is possible to do: you can create a board manually, and then use API to copy this exact board. 

This API is not public, I can provide access if you would like to try it =)


Hello @Boris Borodyansky

Can you please provide access to the copy method of that API. I was trying to copy widgets but it has its limitations and it seems, that I cannot use the same raw body that I get when requesting the “template widgets”.

Problems that I had for trying to copy a few widgets:

  • scale is an unpermitted param for type “text”
  • backgroundColor in style has the value “#ffffffff”, which is not permitted, because it has 8 Fs
  • shapeType in style is not allowed for type “text”
  • I cannot copy an emoji widget

As a workaround I deleted the keys where an error occurred and the creation of the widgets works now, but I can’t be sure if it will work when other people will create new templates. 

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