Getting started with API: UID

Discussion created by Antho0a1b9b8d-2e39-4a36-af91-79452e23883d on Mar 27, 2017
Latest reply on Mar 29, 2017 by Uri Bialik


I am getting started with the R80 API and am not a scripter and have really no experience of any of it, but from the few commands I have looked at I can already see the benefit of the API. I want to get started in deploying a script or two but want to start properly.

Can anyone tell me the relevance of the UID? I know it is a unique ID for each object or item, but is it important to the person writing the script? The reason I ask is that if I want to run any commands to look at the rule base for example, I have to specify a UID or  a rule name.

Just looking for anyone to clarify with me how important this is to the person writing the script and if there is anything anywhere to help me understand better how interested I should be in it.