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Working with tasks

You can assign task to any tracked device. If specified tracker visits task checkpoint at the specified time and meets other conditions such as filling form or staying in the task zone for the specified time, the task completed. Otherwise, the task either failed completely or completed with warnings.

If task assigned to a Mobile Tracker App (Android / iOS), it's available for viewing by app user. User will also receive notifications of newly assigned tasks, task changes, etc.

Task object

{
    "id": 111,
    "user_id": 3,
    "tracker_id": 22,
    "location": {
        "lat": 56.5,
        "lng": 60.5,
        "address": "Fichtenstrasse 11",
        "radius": 150
    },
    "label": "Deliver parcels",
    "description": "Quickly",
    "creation_date": "2014-01-02 03:04:05",
    "from": "2014-02-03 04:05:06",
    "to": "2014-03-04 05:06:07",
    "external_id": null,
    "status": "assigned",
    "status_change_date": "2014-01-02 03:04:05",
    "max_delay" : 5,
    "min_stay_duration": 0,
    "arrival_date": "2014-01-02 03:04:05",
    "stay_duration": 0,
    "origin": "imported",
    "tags": [1, 2],
    "type": "task",
    "form": <form_object>,
    "form_template_id": 13245
    "fields": {
        "131312" : {
             "type": "text",
             "value":  "I love text!"
        }
   },
}
  • id - int. Primary key. Used in task/update, IGNORED in task/create.
  • user_id - int. User id. IGNORED in create/update.
  • tracker_id - int. An id of the tracker to which task assigned. Can be null. IGNORED in task/update.
  • location - location associated with this task. Cannot be null.
    • address - string. Address of the location.
    • radius- int. Radius of location zone in meters.
  • creation_date - string date/time. When task created. IGNORED in create/update.
  • from - string date/time. Date AFTER which task zone must be visited.
  • to - string date/time. Date BEFORE which task zone must be visited.
  • external_id - string. Used if task imported from external system. Arbitrary text string. Can be null.
  • status - string enum. Task status. IGNORED in create/update. Can have "unassigned" value (unassigned to any executor), "assigned", "done", "failed", "delayed", "arrived" (arrived to geofence but haven't done the task), "faulty" (with problems).
  • status_change_date - string date/time. When task status changed. IGNORED in create/update.
  • max_delay - int. Maximum allowed task completion delay in minutes.
  • min_stay_duration - int. Minimum duration of stay in task zone for task completion, minutes.
  • arrival_date - string date/time. When tracker has arrived to the task zone. IGNORED in create/update.
  • stay_duration - int. Duration of stay in the task zone, seconds.
  • origin - string. Task origin. IGNORED in create/update.
  • tags - array of int. List of tag ids.
  • form - form object. If present.
  • form_template_id - int. An id of form template. Used in create and update actions only if create_form parameter is true in them.
  • fields - optional object. A map, each key of which is a custom field id as a string. See entity/fields

API actions

API base path: /task.

assign

(Re)assigns task to new tracker (or make it unassigned).

required sub-user rights: task_update.

parameters

name description type
task_id Id of the task to assign. int
tracker_id Id of the tracker. Tracker must belong to authorized user and not be blocked. If null, task will be assigned to no one. int

examples

curl -X POST 'https://api.navixy.com/v2/task/assign' \
    -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \ 
    -d '{"hash": "22eac1c27af4be7b9d04da2ce1af111b", "task_id": 23144, "tracker_id": 132421}'
https://api.navixy.com/v2/task/assign?hash=a6aa75587e5c59c32d347da438505fc3&task_id=23144&tracker_id=132421

response

{ "success": true }

errors

  • 201 – Not found in the database (if there is no task with such an id).
  • 204 – Entity not found (if there is no tracker with such id belonging to authorized user).
  • 208 – Device blocked (if tracker exists but was blocked due to tariff restrictions or some other reason).
  • 255 – Invalid task state (if current task state is not "unassigned" or "assigned").
  • 236 – Feature unavailable due to tariff restrictions (if device's tariff does not allow usage of tasks).

batch_convert

Converts batch of tab-delimited tasks and return list of checked tasks with errors.

required sub-user rights: task_update.

parameters

name description type
batch Batch of tab-delimited tasks. string
fields Optional. Array of field names, default is ["label", "from", "to", "address", "lat", "lng", "description"]. array of string
geocoder Geocoder type. string enum
default_radius Optional. Radius for point, default is 100. int
default_max_delay Optional. Max delay for tasks, default is 0. int
default_duration Optional. Duration for task in minutes, default is 60. int
default_min_stay_duration Optional. Minimal stay duration for task in minutes, default is 0. int
location_check_mode Optional. One of "no_check", "entity_location", "parent_location" string enum
employee_ids Optional. List of employee Ids to automatic assign array of int
vehicle_ids Optional. List of vehicle Ids to automatic assign array of int

In case of location_check_mode==entity_location – vehicle_ids will be ignored.

response

{
    "success": true,
    "list": [{
         "id": 111,
         "user_id": 3,
         "tracker_id": 22,
         "location": {
             "lat": 56.5,
             "lng": 60.5,
             "address": "Fichtenstrasse 11",
             "radius": 150
         },
         "label": "Deliver parcels",
         "description": "Quickly",
         "creation_date": "2014-01-02 03:04:05",
         "from": "2014-02-03 04:05:06",
         "to": "2014-03-04 05:06:07",
         "external_id": null,
         "status": "assigned",
         "status_change_date": "2014-01-02 03:04:05",
         "max_delay" : 5,
         "min_stay_duration": 0,
         "arrival_date": "2014-01-02 03:04:05",
         "stay_duration": 0,
         "origin": "imported",
         "tags": [1, 2]
         "type": "task",
         "form": <form_object>,
         "errors": [<error_object>]
    }],
    "limit_exceeded": false
}
  • list - list of checked task objects that contain all fields from task and field errors.
    • errors - array of objects. Optional. List of errors.
  • limit_exceeded - boolean. true if given batch constrained by a limit.

errors

General types only.

count

Returns total number of tasks belonging to current user.

examples

curl -X POST 'https://api.navixy.com/v2/task/count' \
    -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \ 
    -d '{"hash": "22eac1c27af4be7b9d04da2ce1af111b"}'
https://api.navixy.com/v2/task/count?hash=a6aa75587e5c59c32d347da438505fc3

response

{
    "success": true,
    "count": 111
}
  • count - int. Number of tasks.

create

Creates a new task.

required sub-user rights: task_update.

parameters

name description type
task task object without fields which are IGNORED JSON object
create_form If true then check additional form_template_id field in task object and create form if it is not null. Default value is false for backward compatibility. boolean

Minimal JSON object to create a new task must contain:

{
    "tracker_id": 22,
    "location": {
    "lat": 56.83717295,
    "lng": 60.59761920,
    "radius": 150
    },
    "label": "Name",
    "description": "Description example",
    "from": "2020-02-03 04:05:06",
    "to": "2020-03-04 05:06:07"
}
  • tracker_id - int. Optional. if the field specified then the task will be assigned to the employee associated with the tracker, otherwise it won't be assigned to anybody.
  • location - area (circle geofence), entering and leaving of geofence will be controlled.
    • lat - float. Latitude.
    • lng - float. Longitude.
    • radius - int. Radius in meters.
  • label - string. Task name, length 1-200 characters.
  • description - string. Task description, length 0-1024 characters.
  • from - string date/time. Start date of the interval - when the specified location has to be visited (in the user's time zone).
  • to - string date/time. End date of the interval - when the specified location has to be visited (in the user's time zone).

example

curl -X POST 'https://api.navixy.com/v2/task/create' \
    -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \ 
    -d '{"hash": "22eac1c27af4be7b9d04da2ce1af111b" "task": {"tracker_id": 22, "location": {"lat": 56.83717295, "lng": 60.59761920, "radius": 150}, "label": "Name", "description": "Description example", "from": "2020-02-03 04:05:06", "to": "2020-03-04 05:06:07"}, "create_form": false}'

task/create call returns the identifier of the created task. A returned object also can include "external_id_counts" field see task/route/create method description.

response

{
    "success": true,
    "id": 111,
    "external_id_counts": [{
        "external_id": "456", 
        "count": 2
    }]
}
  • id - int. An id of the created task.

Note: The "id" parameter is unique, it is automatically generated by the server when you create a task. Therefore, if you call task/create two times with the same parameters, every time the new task will be created. These two tasks will differ only by an id. Respectively, if the created task has to be connected to a certain record in external system, you have to remember the id of this record to use it in future when you want to change/delete the associated task in our system.

errors

  • 201 – Not found in the database (if task.tracker_id is not null and belongs to nonexistent tracker).
  • 236 – Feature unavailable due to tariff restrictions (if device's tariff does not allow usage of tasks).

delete

Deletes the task with the specified id.

required sub-user rights: task_update.

parameters

name description type
task_id Id of the task to delete. int

examples

curl -X POST 'https://api.navixy.com/v2/task/delete' \
    -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \ 
    -d '{"hash": "22eac1c27af4be7b9d04da2ce1af111b", "task_id": 23144}'
https://api.navixy.com/v2/task/delete?hash=a6aa75587e5c59c32d347da438505fc3&task_id=23144

response

{ "success": true }

errors

  • 201 – Not found in the database (if there is no task with such an id).

list

Gets all task belonging to user with optional filtering.

parameters

name description type
external_id Optional. External task ID for search. string
statuses Optional. Default all. List of task statuses, e.g. ["unassigned","failed"]. array of string
trackers Optional. Ids of the trackers to which task assigned. array of int
from Optional. Show tasks which are actual AFTER this date, e.g. "2020-07-01 00:00:00". string date/time
to Optional. Show tasks which are actual BEFORE this date, e.g. "2020-07-01 00:00:00". string date/time
conditions Optional. Search conditions to apply to list. Array of search conditions. array of SearchCondition
filter Optional. Filter for all built-in and custom fields. If used with conditions, both filter and conditions must match for every returned task. string
filters Optional. Filters for task label, description or address. array of string
tag_ids Optional. Tag IDs assigned to the task. array of int
location Optional. Location with radius, inside which task zone centers must reside. Example: { "lat": 56.823777, "lng": 60.594164, "radius": 350 } Location JSON
offset Optional. Offset from start of the found tasks for pagination. int
limit Optional. Limit of the found tasks for pagination. int
condition fields
Name Type Comment
id number
employee number id
status string
label string
location string address
from string date/time?
to string date/time?
status_change_date string date/time?
arrival_date string date/time?
stay_duration Seconds
description string
external_id string?
form number template's id

If external_id, trackers, filters, from, to or tag_ids is not passed or null then appropriate condition not used to filter results.

If offset or limit is null then restrictions for pagination will not be applied.

sort: string[]?

set of sort options. Each option is a pair of column name and sorting direction, e.g. ["label=acs", "address=desc", "employee=desc"].

sort fields
Name Type Comment
id number
employee string full name or tracker label
status string
label string
location string address
from string date/time
to string date/time
status_change_date string date/time
arrival_date string date/time
stay_duration Seconds
description string
external_id string
form string label

If external_id, trackers, filters, from, to or tag_ids is not passed or null then appropriate condition not used to filter results.

curl -X POST 'https://api.navixy.com/v2/task/list' \
    -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \ 
    -d '{"hash": "22eac1c27af4be7b9d04da2ce1af111b"}'
https://api.navixy.com/v2/task/list?hash=a6aa75587e5c59c32d347da438505fc3

response

{
    "success": true,
    "list": [{
        "id": 111,
        "user_id": 3,
        "tracker_id": 22, 
        "location": {
            "lat": 56.5,
            "lng": 60.5,
            "address": "Schulhof 2, Wien, Austria",
            "radius": 150
         },
         "label": "Name",
         "description": "Description example",
         "creation_date": "2014-01-02 03:04:05",
         "from": "2020-02-03 04:05:06",
         "to": "2020-03-04 05:06:07",
         "external_id": "01234567",
         "status": "assigned",
         "status_change_date": "2020-01-02 03:04:05",
         "max_delay": 5,
         "min_stay_duration": 0,
         "arrival_date": "2020-01-02 03:04:05",
         "stay_duration": 10,
         "origin": "manual",
         "type": "task"
    }],
    "count": 1
}
  • list - array of task objects.
    • id - int. Task id.
    • user_id - int. User id (office). An unchangeable parameter.
    • tracker_id - int. Tracker ID. Indicator ID by which the implementation of this task will be controlled.
    • location - area (circle geofence), entering and leaving of geofence will be controlled.
    • label - string. Task name, length 1-200 characters.
    • description - string. Task description, length 0-1024 characters.
    • creation_date - string date/time. Date of creation of a task, unchangeable field.
    • from - string date/time. Start date of the interval - when the specified location has to be visited (in the user's time zone).
    • to - string date/time. End date of the interval - when the specified location has to be visited (in the user's time zone).
    • external_id - string. Text field for tracking of communication of the task with certain external systems (for example, number of the order). Is for reference only.
    • status - string enum. Current status of a task, can have "unassigned" value (unassigned to any executor), "assigned", "done", "failed", "delayed", "arrived" (arrived to geofence but haven't done the task), "faulty" (with problems).
    • status_change_date - string date/time. Date of the last change of the status of a task.
    • max_delay - int. The maximum time delay of the execution of the task, in minutes.
    • min_stay_duration - int. The minimum stay time in the area of the task in which the task has to be done, in minutes.
    • arrival_date - string date/time. Date and time of arrival in the area of the task. Can be null. If the executor has not visited it yet.
    • stay_duration - int. Number of seconds spent inside task zone.
    • origin - string enum. The way of creation of a task. Can be "manual", "scheduled" or "imported" (from excel).
    • type - string. Reserved.
  • count - int. count of the all found tasks.

errors

General types only.

read

Gets task, checkpoint, or route with checkpoints by specified id.

parameters

name description type
task_id Id of the task, route or checkpoint. int

examples

curl -X POST 'https://api.navixy.com/v2/task/read' \
    -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \ 
    -d '{"hash": "22eac1c27af4be7b9d04da2ce1af111b", "task_id": 23144}'
https://api.navixy.com/v2/task/read?hash=a6aa75587e5c59c32d347da438505fc3&task_id=23144

response

{
    "success": true,
    "value":  <task, checkpoint or route>,
    "checkpoints": [
        <checkpoint1>,
        <checkpoint2>
    ]

}
  • value - JSON object. task described here.
  • checkpoints - only returned if entity with specified id is a route. Contains all checkpoints of this route. checkpoint object described here.

errors

  • 201 – Not found in the database (if there is no task with such an id).

transmute

Converts task into a route checkpoint.

required sub-user rights: task_update.

parameters

name description type
task_id Id of the task to convert. int
route_id Id of the route to attach to. int
order Zero-based index at which checkpoint should be inserted into route. int

examples

curl -X POST 'https://api.navixy.com/v2/task/transmute' \
    -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \ 
    -d '{"hash": "22eac1c27af4be7b9d04da2ce1af111b", "task_id": 23144, "route_id": 12334, "order": 0}'
https://api.navixy.com/v2/task/transmute?hash=a6aa75587e5c59c32d347da438505fc3&task_id=23144&route_id=12334&order=0

response

{ "success": true }

errors

  • 201 – Not found in the database (if there is no task or route with such an id, or tracker to which checkpoint assigned is unavailable to current sub-user).
  • 255 – Invalid task state (if task or any of the checkpoints are not in unassigned or assigned state).

update

Updates existing task. Note that you cannot change task owner using this method.

required sub-user rights: task_update.

parameters

name description type
task task object without fields which are IGNORED. JSON object
create_form If true then check additional form_template_id field in task object and create, replace or delete task's form. Default value is false for backward compatibility. boolean

example

curl -X POST 'https://api.navixy.com/v2/task/update' \
    -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \ 
    -d '{"hash": "22eac1c27af4be7b9d04da2ce1af111b" "task": {"id": 22379, "location": {"lat": 56.83717295, "lng": 60.59761920, "radius": 150}, "label": "Name", "description": "Description example", "from": "2020-02-03 04:05:06", "to": "2020-03-04 05:06:07"}, "create_form": false}'

A returned object also can include "external_id_counts" field see task/route/create method description.

response

{
    "success": true,
    "external_id_counts": [{
        "external_id": "456", 
        "count": 2
    }]
}

errors

  • 201 – Not found in the database (if there is no task with such an id).
  • 255 – Invalid task state (if current task state is not "unassigned" or "assigned").

Last update: December 29, 2020