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If you have not already vote an idea, you can do so by sending a request to the web address of the idea. Here's one easy way to do it with an asynchronous HTTP (Ajax) request using jQuery.

IBM Connections 4 documentation link: Vote an idea

Atom API Request Details

Type

POST

URL

{host}/blogs/{blog-id}/api/recommend/entries/{idea-id}

Example:  

https://www.mysite.com/blogs/f3808be0-8a2e-a3f97/api/recommend/entries/74d47e84-83f4-7cc5a0

Response

Status Code: 204 No Content
Example using jQuery

$.ajax({
    url : "https://www.mysite.com/blogs/f3808be0-8a2e-a3f97/api/recommend/entries/74d47e84-83f4-7cc5a0",
    type : "POST",
    async : true,
    statusCode : {
        204 : function() {
            console.log('Voted');
        }
    },
    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.

About the author

Enterprise Web Developer
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 http://j-arellano.com