What does GETting the contents of an attachment return through the web api?

Does this just return the text or information within the attachment? For example if I GET a txt file, does it just return the text within the file? Or does this download the file/make it accessible? I need to download PDFs from tickets for an archival service, but keep running into issues and can't quite sort this out. Thanks.

Tags API GET ticket-attachments
Asked by Troy Lopez on Thu 8/3/23 12:21 PM
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Brittany Renn Thu 8/3/23 12:29 PM

Hi Troy, 

It just returns the following properties: 

You should be able to view the full returns information, here: 

https://[insert your URL here]/TDWebApi/Home/type/TeamDynamix.Api.Attachments.Attachment



Brittany Renn

TDX Support

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Sorry, to clarify I meant the contents of an attachment, like this https://solutions.teamdynamix.com/TDWebApi/Home/section/Attachments#GETapi/attachments/{id}/content
The docs mention the file contents, but I'm not sure if this is the file itself or just the text within.
- Troy Lopez Thu 8/3/23 12:31 PM
I believe it gets the raw binary file content. You may be able to save the contents to a disk yourself through whichever program you have that calls the API, but as far as the contents actually retrieved from that endpoint, its just the file content. - Brittany Renn Thu 8/3/23 3:35 PM