Contacts

Directory types

Contacts are fetched by requesting the path /ecapi/contacts.

There are four different contact directory types:

  • global (or directory) – the organization global contact directory
  • personal – the personal contact directory of the current user
  • recent (or history) – the set of recent calls
  • favorite (or favourite)– the favorites of the current user

The initial members of the favorite directory type are also accessible using the state section favorites, which has the additional ability to push presence updates for those members.

Parameter Data type Description
type string Directory type
search string Search string
sort string Sort order (either first,last or last,first)
start integer Index in directory of first contact to fetch
count integer Number of contacts to fetch (1 to 20)

The returned object contains the details of the view created (determined by the type, search and sort arguments to the request), with the results of the search within that view (determined by the start and count arguments.)

Parameter Data type Description
total_entries integer

The total number of contacts in this view (whole directory or searched subset)

view_sequence integer Sequence number of the current transient view
ribbon array Ribbon values (global and personal directories only)
results array Array of contact detail objects

The contact details available depend on which directory is being fetched.

The global and personal directories contain:

Parameter Data type Description
index integer Index in this directory. The index is 0-indexed
id integer Contact ID (for fetching detail and to use with the dial action)
first_name string First name
last_name string Last name
numbers array Array of number objects

The recent calls list entries contain:

Parameter Data type Description
index integer Index in this directory. The index is 0-indexed
id integer Contact ID (for fetching detail and to use with the dial action)
display_name string Display name
count integer Number of calls made e (repeated calls to the same contact are combined)
time integer Time of last call (UNIX time)
outcome integer Call outcome (see below)
duration integer

Call duration (seconds)

number object

A single number object

The favorite list entries contain:

Parameter Data type Description
index integer Index in this directory. The index is 0-indexed
id integer Contact ID (for fetching detail and to use with the dial action)
display_name string Display name
presence integer

Presence state

number object

A single number object

Detailed contacts

To fetch a detailed contact, search for the normal contact first, then fetch the detailed contact using the id in the short entry for that contact.

The contact id is transient and may change; you must search for the contact id before requesting any details.

Parameter Data type Description
type string Directory type
detail boolean Set to true to fetch contact detail
contactid integer The ID of the contact to fetch

Examples:

  • To fetch a list of up to 20 contacts from the global directory, request: contacts?type=global&pretty
  • To see more contacts, pass in the start argument and request: contacts?type=global&start=20&pretty. This returns a list of up to 20 contacts from the global directory, starting at the 21st contact in the global directory as ordered by the default alphabetic ordering of last name, first name.
  • To search for a particular contact, request: contacts?type=global&search=John%20Doe&pretty
    Example result:
    
    {
     "view_sequence" : 3,
     "total_entries" : 1,
     "results" : [{
       "index" : 0,
       "id" : 165,
       "display_name" : "John Doe",
       "first_name" : "John",
       "last_name" : "Doe",
       "numbers" : [
       ]
      }
     ]
    }
     
    

  • When a search has been made, more information can be viewed on a particular contact by passing in the integer contactid. Request: contacts?type=global&detail&contactid=165&pretty
    Example result:
    
    {
     "view_sequence" : 3,
     "total_entries" : 1,
     "results" : [{
       "index" : 0,
       "id" : 165,
       "display_name" : "John Doe",
       "first_name" : "John",
       "last_name" : "Doe",
       "numbers" : [{
         "type" : 1,
         "number" : "9001"
        }
       ]
      }
     ]
    }
    

Personal contacts

These are the contacts that have been saved in the Skype for Business account that the Teamline system uses, and also includes favorites.

Recent calls

Clearing recent calls

The clear_recent action clears the recent calls list. It takes no arguments.

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