Update a collection using Postman API

Hi,

I’m generating a postman collection in my CI environment. As the described API has a lot of endpoints and features the collection is quite big. As I was not able to upload the pretty printed version with a size of 1.6 MB I used a compressed output which reduced the size to 560KB. Now I was able to upload the collection file using POST. But when I’m trying to update the collection using PUT the request always ends up in a 500 error.

Is there any way to get the update working using the API . Or do I have to always delete the collection and to POST it again?

Hey @jenschude, you can use the Postman API to update collections programmatically. The API is documented here: https://docs.api.getpostman.com/#8ca888b7-ef54-f3b4-312f-3f3e2e2cf04e

Maybe I hadn’t been clear enough.

I’m using the Postman API to update collections programmatically.

*   Trying 107.23.32.145...
* TCP_NODELAY set
* Connected to api.getpostman.com (107.23.32.145) port 443 (#0)
* ALPN, offering h2
* ALPN, offering http/1.1
* Cipher selection: ALL:!EXPORT:!EXPORT40:!EXPORT56:!aNULL:!LOW:!RC4:@STRENGTH
* successfully set certificate verify locations:
*   CAfile: /etc/ssl/cert.pem
  CApath: none
* TLSv1.2 (OUT), TLS handshake, Client hello (1):
* TLSv1.2 (IN), TLS handshake, Server hello (2):
* TLSv1.2 (IN), TLS handshake, Certificate (11):
* TLSv1.2 (IN), TLS handshake, Server key exchange (12):
* TLSv1.2 (IN), TLS handshake, Server finished (14):
* TLSv1.2 (OUT), TLS handshake, Client key exchange (16):
* TLSv1.2 (OUT), TLS change cipher, Client hello (1):
* TLSv1.2 (OUT), TLS handshake, Finished (20):
* TLSv1.2 (IN), TLS change cipher, Client hello (1):
* TLSv1.2 (IN), TLS handshake, Finished (20):
* SSL connection using TLSv1.2 / ECDHE-RSA-AES128-GCM-SHA256
* ALPN, server did not agree to a protocol
* Server certificate:
*  subject: OU=Domain Control Validated; OU=PositiveSSL Wildcard; CN=*.getpostman.com
*  start date: Apr 10 00:00:00 2015 GMT
*  expire date: Apr  9 23:59:59 2018 GMT
*  subjectAltName: host "api.getpostman.com" matched cert's "*.getpostman.com"
*  issuer: C=GB; ST=Greater Manchester; L=Salford; O=COMODO CA Limited; CN=COMODO RSA Domain Validation Secure Server CA
*  SSL certificate verify ok.
> PUT /collections/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx HTTP/1.1
> Host: api.getpostman.com
> User-Agent: curl/7.54.0
> Accept: */*
> content-type: application/json
> x-api-key: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Content-Length: 558749
> Expect: 100-continue
> 
< HTTP/1.1 100 Continue
* We are completely uploaded and fine
< HTTP/1.1 500 Internal Server Error
< Access-Control-Allow-Credentials: 
< Access-Control-Allow-Headers: 
< Access-Control-Allow-Methods: 
< Access-Control-Allow-Origin: 
< Access-Control-Expose-Headers: 
< Content-Type: application/json; charset=utf-8
< Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:17:10 GMT
< ETag: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
< Server: nginx
< Vary: Accept-Encoding
< X-RateLimit-Limit: 60
< X-RateLimit-Remaining: 56
< X-RateLimit-Reset: 1518596176
< Content-Length: 82
< Connection: keep-alive
< 
* Connection #0 to host api.getpostman.com left intact
{"error":{"name":"serverError","message":"Something went wrong with the server."}}
real    1m51.701s
user    0m0.041s
sys     0m0.013s