Committed Datatypes

Committed datatypes (also know as “named types”), are object that describe types. These types can be used in the creation of datasets and attributes.

Committed datatypes can be linked to from a Group and can contain attributes, just like a dataset or group object.

Creating committed datatypes

Use POST Datatype to create a new datatype. A complete description of the type must be sent with the POST request.

Getting information about a committed datatype

Use the GET Datatype operation to retrieve information about a committed datatype. To list all the committed datatypes within a domain use GET Datatypes. To list the committed types linked to a particular group use GET Links and examine link object with a “collection” key of “datatypes”.

Deleting committed datatypes

Use DELETE Datatype to delete a datatype. Links from any group to the datatype will be deleted.