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Setting the Unread Message Count of a Member

Caution
This document is only for users who are migrating their apps to Tencent Cloud IM.

Feature Description

This API is used by app admins to set the unread message count of a group member. When this API is called, no callback is triggered and no notification is sent.
When you are migrating your app from another IM system to Tencent Cloud IM, you can use this API to set the unread message count of group members.

API Call Description

Applicable group types

Group Type ID
RESTful API Support
Private
Yes. Same as work group (Work) in the new version.
Public
Yes.
ChatRoom
No. Same as meeting group (Meeting) in the new version.
AVChatRoom
No.
Community
Yes.
These are the built-in group types in IM. For detailed information, see Group System.
Note
ChatRoom and AVChatroom (audio-video) groups do not support unread message counts. Therefore, you cannot set an unread message count for members of these two group types. If you try to do so, no error will be returned.

Sample request URL

https://xxxxxx/v4/group_open_http_svc/set_unread_msg_num?sdkappid=88888888&identifier=admin&usersig=xxx&random=99999999&contenttype=json

Request parameters

The following table only describes the modified parameters when this API is called. For more information on other parameters, please see RESTful API Introduction.
Parameter
Description
https
The request protocol is HTTPS, and the request method is POST.
xxxxxx
The country/region where your SDKAppID is located.
China: console.tim.qq.com
Singapore: adminapisgp.im.qcloud.com
Seoul: adminapikr.im.qcloud.com
Frankfurt: adminapiger.im.qcloud.com
India: adminapiind.im.qcloud.com
Silicon Valley: adminapiusa.im.qcloud.com
Jakarta: adminapiidn.im.qcloud.com
v4/group_open_http_svc/set_unread_msg_num
Request API
sdkappid
SDKAppID assigned by the IM console when an app is created
identifier
App admin account. For more information, please see the App Admin section in Login Authentication.
usersig
Signature generated in the app admin account. For details on how to generate the signature, please see Generating UserSig.
random
A random 32-bit unsigned integer ranging from 0 to 4294967295
contenttype
Request format. The value is always json.

Maximum call frequency

200 calls per second

Sample request packet

This example sets the unread message count of a specified group member. If the unread message count specified by this API is greater than the current number of messages in the group, the unread message count will be set to the current number of messages in the group.
{
"GroupId": "@TGS#2CLUZEAEJ", // Target group (required)
"Member_Account": "bob", // Target group member (required)
"UnreadMsgNum":5 // Unread message count of the target member
}

Request packet fields

Field
Type
Required
Description
GroupId
String
Yes
ID of the target group
Member_Account
String
Yes
Target group member
UnreadMsgNum
Integer
Yes
Unread message count of the target member

Sample response packet

{
"ActionStatus": "OK",
"ErrorInfo": "",
"ErrorCode": 0
}

Response packet fields

Field
Type
Description
ActionStatus
String
Request result. OK: successful; FAIL: failed.
ErrorInfo
String
Error information
ErrorCode
Integer
Error code. 0: successful; other values: failed.

Error Codes

The returned HTTP status code for this API is always 200 unless a network error (such as error 502) occurs. The specific error code and details can be found in the response fields ErrorCode and ErrorInfo respectively. For public error codes (60000 to 79999), please see Error Codes. The following table describes the error codes specific to this API:
Error Code
Description
10002
Internal server error. Try again.
10003
Invalid command word.
10004
Invalid parameter. Check the error description and troubleshoot the issue.
10007
No operation permissions. For example, a common member in a public group tries to remove other users from the group, but only the app admin can do so.
10010
The group does not exist or has been deleted.
10015
Invalid group ID. Make sure to use the correct group ID.

API Debugging Tool

Use the RESTful API online debugging tool to debug this API.

Reference

Sending System Messages in a Group (v4/group_open_http_svc/send_group_system_notification)