Trouble Renaming Devices via Postman

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rossbryant
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Trouble Renaming Devices via Postman

Hello,

I'm trying to follow instructions for Postman to bulk update device names based on their serial number.  I keep getting a 502 Bad Gateway error. I'm able to run different commands for getting my Organization and Network IDs so I know what I'm doing is partially working, I just can't get to the finish line. I'm hoping someone here can help. I have an open ticket with Meraki but it has gone quiet.

 

My most recent attempts have been using a fork of the public Meraki Dashboard API - v1.10. This is the PUT command:

{{baseUrl}}/networks/:networkId/sm/devices/fields?serial={{serial}}&deviceFields={"name":{{name}}"}

 

My networkID is set as a variable as well as my X-Cisco-Meraki-API-Key Header.

 

Here is the Code Snippet from Postman if that's helpful, with my network ID and API Key X'd out.

 

import requests
import json

url = "https://api.meraki.com/api/v1/networks/N_5XXXXXXXXXXXXX5/sm/devices/fields?serial=&deviceFields={\"name\":{{name}}\"}"

payload = json.dumps({
  "deviceFields": {
    "name": "<string>",
    "notes": "<string>"
  },
  "wifiMac": "<string>",
  "id": "<string>",
  "serial": "<string>"
})
headers = {
  'X-Cisco-Meraki-API-Key': 'fXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX3',
  'Content-Type': 'application/json'
}

response = requests.request("PUT", url, headers=headers, data=payload)

print(response.text)

 

 

When I run the collection I'm using a CSV file with a serial column and name column. A single entry for testing. This is what the data preview looks like:

rossbryant_0-1624628375972.png

 

Thanks for any suggestions,

Ross

 

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EncinitasMatt
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Re: Trouble Renaming Devices via Postman

I got the following to work using "Modify the fields of a device" 

 

Leave the Params unchanged.  Enter your networkid in the Path Variables

{{baseUrl}}/networks/:networkId/sm/devices/fields

 

Go to the Body and modify it, adding bracketed entries to match the headers in your CSV file.

{
    "deviceFields": {
        "name": "{{name}}"
    },
    "serial": "{{serial}}"
}

 

This video provided me with the idea.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjPmW-EIpTw&t=202s

 

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EncinitasMatt
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Re: Trouble Renaming Devices via Postman

I am trying to do this same thing but I'm a Postman noob.  I found this article for the older API version.

 

https://documentation.meraki.com/SM/Other_Topics/Renaming_Systems_Manager_Client_Devices_with_a_.csv...

 

 

rossbryant
Conversationalist

Re: Trouble Renaming Devices via Postman

Thanks. That's where I started out but was getting the same error so I started expanding my search and found the newer API version but with the same results unfortunately.

 

Are you getting the same error? 502 Bad Gateway?

EncinitasMatt
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Re: Trouble Renaming Devices via Postman

I'm attempting to edit the existing "Modify the fields of a device" under PRODUCTS > sm > Configure > Fields.

I'm not bothering with the CSV file part yet, I'm just trying to get it to work by filling in the fields for one device.

 

{{baseUrl}}/networks/:networkId/sm/devices/fields?serial=&name=

 

After filling in the fields it will look like this, pulling the networkId from a path variable.

{{baseUrl}}/networks/:networkId/sm/devices/fields?serial=xxxxxxxxxx&name=RenameTest

 

The error I get is 400 bad syntax.

Reply body is:

{"errors":["Invalid parameters(s): name"]}

EncinitasMatt
Here to help

Re: Trouble Renaming Devices via Postman

I got the following to work using "Modify the fields of a device" 

 

Leave the Params unchanged.  Enter your networkid in the Path Variables

{{baseUrl}}/networks/:networkId/sm/devices/fields

 

Go to the Body and modify it, adding bracketed entries to match the headers in your CSV file.

{
    "deviceFields": {
        "name": "{{name}}"
    },
    "serial": "{{serial}}"
}

 

This video provided me with the idea.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjPmW-EIpTw&t=202s

 

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rossbryant
Conversationalist

Re: Trouble Renaming Devices via Postman

Thank you! This worked. I did have to set the Body to Raw - JSON for it to work though. It went in as Raw - Text at first which did not work. I noticed it was JSON in the video you posted so I tried that and it worked!

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