Assign task

post
https://api.box.com/2.0
/task_assignments

Assigns a task to a user.

A task can be assigned to more than one user by creating multiple assignments.

Request

application/json

Request Body

objectin body

The user to assign the task to.

stringnulloptional
3242343

The ID of the user to assign to the task.

To specify a user by their email address use the login parameter.

stringnulloptional
john@example.com

The email address of the user to assign to the task. To specify a user by their user ID please use the id parameter.

objectin body

The task to assign to a user.

stringnulloptional
11446498

The ID of the task

stringnulloptional
task

Value is always task

Response

application/jsonTask assignment

Returns a new task assignment object.

application/jsonClient error

Returns an error if a change to a completed task is attempted

application/jsonClient error

Returns an error when the task could not be found or the user does not have access to the file the task is assigned to.

application/jsonClient error

Returns an error if any of the IDs for this request were not valid, or if the targeted user does not have access to the file.

application/jsonClient error

An unexpected client error.

post
Assign task
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Request Example

cURL
curl -X POST https://api.box.com/2.0/task_assignments \
     -H 'Authorization: Bearer <ACCESS_TOKEN>" '
     -H 'Content-Type: application/json" '
     -d '{
       "task": {
         "id": "11446498",
         "type": "task"
       },
       "assign_to": {
         "id": "4823213"
       }
     }'
.NET
// Assign task 11111 to user 22222
var assignmentParams = new BoxTaskAssignmentRequest()
{
    Task = new BoxTaskRequest()
    {
        Id = "11111"
    },
    AssignTo = new BoxAssignmentRequest()
    {
        Id = "22222"
    }
};
BoxTaskAssignment assignment = await client.TasksManager.CreateTaskAssignmentAsync(assignmentParams);
Java
BoxUser user = new BoxUser(api, "user-id")
BoxTask task = new BoxTask(api, "id");
task.addAssignment(user);
Python
user = client.user(user_id='11111')
assignment = client.task(task_id='12345').assign(user)
print('Assignment ID is {0} and is assigned to user {1}'.format(assignment.id, assignment.assigned_to.name))
Node
// Assign task 11111 to user 22222
var taskID = '11111';
var userID = '22222';
client.tasks.assignByUserID(taskID, userID)
	.then(assignment => {
		/* assignment -> {
			type: 'task_assignment',
			id: '12345',
			item: 
			{ type: 'file',
				id: '33333',
				sequence_id: '0',
				etag: '0',
				sha1: '7840095ee096ee8297676a138d4e316eabb3ec96',
				name: 'script.js' },
			assigned_to: 
			{ type: 'user',
				id: '22222',
				name: 'Sample Assignee',
				login: 'assignee@exmaple.com' },
			message: null,
			completed_at: null,
			assigned_at: '2013-05-10T11:43:41-07:00',
			reminded_at: null,
			resolution_state: 'incomplete',
			assigned_by: 
			{ type: 'user',
				id: '33333',
				name: 'Example User',
				login: 'user@example.com' } }
		*/
	});