Data interface (REST)

Data Structures

Constraint Definition

constraint_definition (Dictonary)
Specifies a definition of a constraint.
  • action Action of constraint (e.g. ADD, DROP)

  • constraint_type Type of constraint (e.g. UNIQUE, PRIMARY KEY, FOREIGN KEY)

  • constraint_name Name of constraint.

  • constraint_parameter Parameter of constraint.

  • reference_table Name of reference table, can be None.

  • reference_column Name of reference column, can be None.

Column Definition

column_definition (Dictonary)
Specifies a definition of a column.
  • name Name of column.

  • new_name New name of column, can be None.

  • data_type New datatype of column, can be None.

  • is_nullable New null value of column, can be None.

  • character_maximum_length New data length of column, can be None.

Response Definition

response_dictonary (Dictonary)
Describes the result of an api action.

Table (RESTful)

URL: /schema/{schema}/table/{table}


Reference needed.


Creates a new table in database. JSON should contain a constraint definition array and a column definition array.


  "constraints": [
      "constraint_type": "FOREIGN KEY",
      "constraint_name": "fkey_schema_table_database_id",
      "constraint_parameter": "database_id",
      "reference_table": "example.table",
      "reference_column": "database_id_ref"
      "constraint_type": "PRIMARY KEY",
      "constraint_name": "pkey_schema_table_id",
      "constraint_parameter": "id",
      "reference_table": null,
      "reference_column": null
  "columns": [
      "name": "id",
      "data_type": "int",
      "is_nullable": "YES",
      "character_maximum_length": null
      "name": "name",
      "data_type": "character varying",
      "is_nullable": "NO",
      "character_maximum_length": 50


JSON should contain a column or constraint definition. Additionally action and type should be mentioned.

  • type can be constraint or column.

  • action can be ADD and DROP.

  • constraint_type can be every constraint type supported by Postgres.

  • reference_table and reference_column can be null, if not necessary.


  "type" : "constraint",
  "action": "ADD",
  "constraint_type": "FOREIGN KEY",
  "constraint_name": "fkey_label",
  "constraint_parameter": "changed_name",
  "reference_table" : "reference.group_types",
  "reference_column" : "label"

  "type" : "column",
  "name" : "test_name",
  "newname" : "changed_name",
  "data_type": "character varying",
  "is_nullable": "NO",
  "character_maximum_length": 50

Rows (RESTful)


URL: /schema/<schema>/tables/<table>/rows/

You can use this part to get information from the database.

You can specify the following parameters in the url:
  • columns (List) List of selected columns, e.g. id,name

  • where (List) List of where clauses, e.g. id+OPERATOR+1+CONNECTOR+name+OPERATOR+georg

    • CONNECTORS could be AND, OR

  • orderby (List) List of order columns, e.g. name,code

  • limit (Number) Number of displayed items, e.g. 100

  • offset (Number) Number of offset from start, e.g. 10

Deprecated Stuff

Create a table


The OEP is currently only supporting a non-compound integer primary key labeled ‘id’. Violation of this constraint might render the OEP unable to display the data stored in this table.

Dictionary structure

schema (String)

Specifies the schema name the table should be created in. If this schema does not exist it will be created.

table (String)

Specifies the name of the table to be created.

fields (List)

List specifying the columns of the new table (see Field specification).

constraints (List)

List of additional constraints (see Constraint specification).

Field specification

name (String)

Name of the field

type (String)

Name of a valid Postgresql type

pk (Bool)

Specifies whether this column is a primary key. Be aware of 1

Constraint specification

name (String)

Type of constraint. Possible values:

constraint (Dictionary)

Dictionary as specified by the foreign key.

Foreign key specification

schema (String)

Name of the schema the referenced table is stored in

table (String)

Name of the referenced table

field (String)

Name of the referenced column

on_delete (String)

Specifies the behaviour if this field is deleted. Possible values:

  • cascade

  • no action

  • restrict

  • set null

  • set default

Insert data

schema (String)

Specifies the schema name the table should be created in. If this schema does not exist it will be created.

table (String)

Specifies the name of the table to be created.

fields (List)

List specifying the column names the date should be inserted in.

values (List)

Each element is a list of values that should be inserted. The number of elements must match the number of fields.

returning (Bool)

An expression that is evaluated and returned as result. If this entry is present the result of this expression is returned as in Select Data.

Select data

all (Bool)

Specifies whether all rows should be returned (default)

distinct (Bool)

Specifies whether only unique rows should be returned

fields (List)

The list of columns that should be returned (see select_field_spec_)

where (List)

The list of condition that should be considered (see select_condition_spec_)

limit (Integer or ‘all’)

Specifies how many results should be returned. If ‘all’ is set all matching rows will be returned (default).

offset (Integer)

Specifies how many entries should be skipped before returning data

Binding the API to python