IBM Connections 4 API: How to Get the Comments of a Status Update Message Using jQuery Ajax


IBM Connections 4 expose a way to get the comments of a Status Update entry. Here's one easy way to do it with an asynchronous HTTP (Ajax) request using jQuery.

There is not a link to IBM Connections 4 documentation.

Atom API Request Details


Content-Type : application/json; charset=UTF-8
Type GET




Response Status Code: 200 OK
Example using jQuery

    url : "",
    type : "GET",
    contentType: "application/json; charset=UTF-8",
    async : true,
    statusCode : {        
        200 : function(xml) {
    error: function(jqXHR, textStatus, errorThrown) {
        console.log(jqXHR + " - " + textStatus + ' - ' + errorThrown);

Note:  console.log can throw errors in IE, they are there for illustrative purposes only and should be changed as required.

Example Response

    "startIndex": 0,
    "totalResults": 3,
    "filtered": true,
    "itemsPerPage": 3,
    "sorted": true,
    "list": [
            "summary": "test comment",
            "objectType": "comment",
            "content": "test comment",
            "author": {
                "connections": {
                    "state": "active"
                "objectType": "person",
                "id": "",
                "displayName": "Joaquin Alonso Arellano Ramirez"
            "id": "",
            "likes": {
                "totalItems": 0
            "published": "2013-01-23T18:32:45.398Z"
    "updatedSince": true

About the author

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Joaquin is an Enterprise Web Developer at Base22 with over seven years of experience designing and developing web solutions for enterprise clients. He is a well rounded web developer with skills building interfaces in IBM WebSphere Portal and WCM, IBM Connections, and many others. He is an Oracle Certified Java Developer and a Microsoft Certified Visual Studio Developer. He blogs at