Use this endpoint to send data to one variable

To send data to one variable please make a POST request to the following URL:

HTTP Method

URL

POST

https://industrial.api.ubidots.com/api/v1.6/variables/<variable_id>/values

Where <variable_id> is a string with the id of the Variable to which data will be sent to.

Headers

The "X-Auth-Token" and "Content-Type" headers are required to your request:

Header

Value

Required?

Description

X-Auth-Token

Token

Yes

Authentication Token of account.

Content-Type

application/json

Yes

The type of data of the body.

Body

An object containing either a single value or Dot, or multiple Dots. The following are all valid payloads:

{
  "value": 10
}
{
  "value": 10,
  "timestamp": 1635369947000,
  "context": {}
}
// All values in the array must have its own timestamp
[
  {
    "value": 10,
    "timestamp": 1635369947000
  },
  {
    "value": 11,
    "timestamp": 1635369948000
  },
  {
    "value": 12,
    "timestamp": 1635369949000
  }
]
{
  "value": 1, 
  "context": {
    "lat": "6.5423", 
    "lng": "-70.5783"
  }
}

For a detailed explanation of a Dots' keys, please see here.

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timestamp and context

The timestamp and context parameters are optional.

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Maximum length

The maximum character length for the body is 10kb

Query Parameters

You may add optional parameters to the URL of your request:

Parameter

Type

Description

token

String

The token to authenticate the request.
While sending it as a query parameter is supported, we strongly recommend using the X-Auth-Token header

Examples

Send a value to a variable:
Update a variable and let Ubidots apply a timestamp equal to the reception time:

$ curl -X POST 'https://industrial.api.ubidots.com/api/v1.6/variables/<variable_id>/values' \
 -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
 -H 'X-Auth-Token: oaXBo6ODhIjPsusNRPUGIK4d72bc73' \
 -d '{"value": 27}'
{
  "value": 27,
  "timestamp": 1635371040531,
  "context": {},
  "created_at": 1635371040531
}
{
  "code":400001,
  "message":"The payload sent is not a valid json document."
}
{
  "code":401001,
  "message":"Authentication credentials were not provided."
}

Send a Dot to a variable:
Update a variable with timestamp and context:

$ curl -X POST 'https://industrial.api.ubidots.com/api/v1.6/variables/<variable_id>/values' \
 -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
 -H 'X-Auth-Token: oaXBo6ODhIjPsusNRPUGIK4d72bc73' \
 -d '{
   "value":27,
   "timestamp":1635369947000,
   "context":{
      "status":"warm"
   }
}'
{
  "temperature":[{"status_code":201}],
  "humidity":[{"status_code":201}]
}
{
  "code":400001,
  "message":"The payload sent is not a valid json document."
}
{
  "code":401001,
  "message":"Authentication credentials were not provided."
}

Send a multiple Dots to a variable:
Update a variable with multiple Dots, including their timestamp:

$ curl -X POST 'https://industrial.api.ubidots.com/api/v1.6/variables/<variable_id>/values' \
 -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
 -H 'X-Auth-Token: oaXBo6ODhIjPsusNRPUGIK4d72bc73' \
 -d '[
  {
    "value": 10,
    "timestamp": 1635369947000
  },
  {
    "value": 11,
    "timestamp": 1635369948000
  },
  {
    "value": 12,
    "timestamp": 1635369949000
  }
]'
[
  {
    "status_code": 201
  },
  {
    "status_code": 201
  },
  {
    "status_code": 201
  }
]
{
  "code":400001,
  "message":"The payload sent is not a valid json document."
}
{
  "code": 401001,
  "message": "Authentication credentials were not provided."
}

Send location data:
Update a position variable so that the Device displays its location:

curl -X POST 'https://industrial.api.ubidots.com/api/v1.6/variables/<variable_id>/values' \
 -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
 -H 'X-Auth-Token: oaXBo6ODhIjPsusNRPUGIK4d72bc73' \
 -d '{
  "value": 1, 
  "context": {
    "lat": "6.5423", 
    "lng": "-70.5783"
  }
}'
{
  "value": 1,
  "timestamp": 1635428407266,
  "context": {
    "lat": "6.5423",
    "lng": "-70.5783"
  },
  "created_at": 1635428407266
}
{
  "code":400001,
  "message":"The payload sent is not a valid json document."
}
{
  "code":401001,
  "message":"Authentication credentials were not provided."
}