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HTTP request headers and API errors

HTTP request headers

APIs that support specifying HTTP request headers have an optional method argument to pass in header values.

For example, to specify a Stream Transaction ID when creating a document:

await adb.Document.PostDocumentAsync(
new MyClass
ItemNumber = 123456,
Description = "Some item"
new DocumentHeaderProperties()
TransactionId = "0123456789"

API errors

Any time an endpoint responds with an HTTP status code that is not a “success” code, an ApiErrorException is thrown. You may want to wrap your API calls in a try/catch block and catch ApiErrorException in certain circumstances.

The ApiErrorException object contains the ApiError property, which holds an instance of ApiErrorResponse with the following structure. ArangoDB has descriptions for the different ErrorNum values.

/// <summary>
/// ArangoDB API error model
/// </summary>
public class ApiErrorResponse
/// <summary>
/// Whether this is an error response (always true).
/// </summary>
public bool Error { get; set; }
/// <summary>
/// Error message.
/// </summary>
public string ErrorMessage { get; set; }
/// <summary>
/// ArangoDB error number.
/// See for error numbers and descriptions.
/// </summary>
public int ErrorNum { get; set; }
/// <summary>
/// HTTP status code.
/// </summary>
public HttpStatusCode Code { get; set; }
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