Get Userid of New User from AddUserProfile API

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Get Userid of New User from AddUserProfile API

Post by JSW » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:58 am

We have a form that submits to Update/AddUserProfilesAPI.cfm and creates a new Applicant. Is it possible to get the API to return the Userid of the newly created user in the response?

To clarify, our end goal is to create a new user and link it to a job. Our approach is outlined below, but if it is possible to do it all in one step (assign a jobID to a user at the same time that it is created), please let me know.

Our approach:
1) create the Candidate (AddUserProfilesAPI),
2) Get the Userid of the new Candidate from Bullhorn
3) Assign a job application to the new Candidate (JobApplications.cfm).

Thanks for your time.

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Re: Get Userid of New User from AddUserProfile API

Post by apsmith » Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:42 am


Unfortunately, the APIs cannot be configured, they function in a standard way. If you need the userID, you can do a find for this user using this API: ... ileAPI.cfm, test page here ... PITest.cfm
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