Updating a Contact

You can update a contact record in Drift by providing the contactId of the desired contact in Drift, with the appropriate properties to update in the patch body.

PATCH https://driftapi.com/contacts/{contactId}

Updating Attributes

PATCH https://driftapi.com/contacts/{contactId}
body:
{
  "attributes": {"attribute_name": attribute_val}
}
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response-success:
{
    data: Contact
}

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Note

  • We will only return success if an update occurred

Example update

PATCH https://driftapi.com/contacts/444406191

// Response
{
    "data": {
    "attributes": {
      "email": "[email protected]",
      "events": {},
      "name": "Basic Contact",
      "socialProfiles": {},
      "start_date": 1618623390
    },
    "createdAt": 1618623390,
    "id": 444406191
  }
}

Updating Custom Attributes

To create and maintain custom attributes, just perform a PATCH with the new attribute and we will respect the attribute.

{
  "attributes":{
    "super_important": "not really"
  }
}
// Response
{
    "data": {
    "attributes": {
      "email": "[email protected]",
      "events": {},
      "name": "Basic Contact",
      "socialProfiles": {},
      "start_date": 1618623390,
      "super_important": "not really"
    },
    "createdAt": 1618623390,
    "id": 444406191
  }
}

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