Documents Update

Update a document with the given information.

Action: issuu.document.update


This method requires authentication.

Request parameters

Name Data type Description
apiKey (required) string Application key for the account
signature (required) string See Signing Requests
name (required) string Name of the document to update
title string Title of the publication
tags list List of keywords describing the content
description string Description of the document. Max length: 1000 characters
language enum 2 char language code. See Language Codes for allowed values
category enum 6 digit code indicating Document category
type enum 6 digit code indicating Document type
publishDate date Datetime when this document was originally published. Default is at the time of upload. See Dates for formatting rules
format enum Must be “xml” or “json” - default is “xml”. See Getting started for further details
jsonCallback string function wrapper for JSONP requests. See Getting started for further details

Here is a basic example of an HTML upload form.

<form action="" method="post">
  <input type="hidden" name="action" value="issuu.document.update"/>
  <input type="hidden" name="apiKey" value="g0ch5rj9ywztlo022w70naymutm2fbbg"/>
  <input type="text" name="title"/>
  <textarea name="description"></textarea>
  <input type="submit" value="Update"/>

Response parameters

Name Data type Description
username string Owner of the document
name string Name of document. Combined with username this defines documents location on issuu:{username}/docs/{name}
publicationId string Unique assigned id of the publication formatted as 32 hex digits. The id remains constant for all revisions of a publication.
revisionId string Identifier of the current revision of a publication. When a new revision is uploaded this id will change while the publicationId remains constant. A revisionId is only unique within a given publication.
documentId string Concatenated value of revisionId and publicationId (with a hyphen in between).
title string Title of the document
access enum “public” or “private”
state enum The state of the document:
“A” - Document is active
"P" - Document is currently being processed
"F" - Document has failed conversion
category enum 6 digit code indicating Document category
type enum 6 digit code indicating Document type
orgDocType enum The format of original file
orgDocName string the original filename of the document
origin enum Parameter indicating how the document was created:
“autoslurp” (i.e. SmartLook)
language enum Language Code for the document
pageCount integer The number of pages in the document
publishDate date Timestamp for when this document was published
description string Full description of the document
tags list Keywords describing the document
warnings list Properties of the original file which could have affected the quality of the finished document. See Conversion Warning Codes
folders list The folders containing this documents

Example responses


<rsp stat="ok">
  <document username="lekkim" name="racing" documentId="090623122351-f691a27cfd744b80b25a2c8f5a51d596" title="Race cars" access="public" state="P" category="012000" type="009000" origin="singleupload" pageCount="0" ep="1245759831" description="Race cars of Le Man 2009">
      <tag value="cars"/>
      <tag value="le man"/>
      <tag value="racing"/>
      <folder id="3935f331-5d5b-4694-86ce-6f26c6dee809"/>


    "rsp": {
        "_content": {
            "document": {
                "username": "lekkim",
                "name": "racing",
                "documentId": "090623122351-f691a27cfd744b80b25a2c8f5a51d596",
                "title": "Race cars",
                "access": "public",
                "state": "P",
                "category": "012000",
                "type": "009000",
                "origin": "singleupload",
                "pageCount": 0,
                "ep": 1245759831,
                "description": "Race cars of Le Man 2009",
                "tags": [
                    "le man",
                "folders": [
        "stat": "ok"

Error codes

Code Message
009 Authentication required
010 Invalid API key
200 Required field is missing
201 Invalid field format
300 Document not found
307 Document still converting
308 Document failed conversion.