Amazon WorkDocs
API Reference (API Version 2016-05-01)


Retrieves the path information (the hierarchy from the root folder) for the requested document.

By default, Amazon WorkDocs returns a maximum of 100 levels upwards from the requested document and only includes the IDs of the parent folders in the path. You can limit the maximum number of levels. You can also request the names of the parent folders.

Request Syntax

GET /api/v1/documents/DocumentId/path?fields=Fields&limit=Limit&marker=Marker HTTP/1.1 Authentication: AuthenticationToken

URI Request Parameters

The request requires the following URI parameters.


Amazon WorkDocs authentication token. Do not set this field when using administrative API actions, as in accessing the API using AWS credentials.

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 8199.


The ID of the document.

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 256.

Pattern: [&\w+-.@]+


A comma-separated list of values. Specify NAME to include the names of the parent folders.

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 256.

Pattern: [\w,]+


The maximum number of levels in the hierarchy to return.

Valid Range: Minimum value of 1. Maximum value of 999.


This value is not supported.

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 2048.

Request Body

The request does not have a request body.

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 Content-type: application/json { "Path": { "Components": [ { "Id": "string", "Name": "string" } ] } }

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.


The path information.

Type: ResourcePath object


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


The resource does not exist.

HTTP Status Code: 404


The AWS Directory Service cannot reach an on-premises instance. Or a dependency under the control of the organization is failing, such as a connected Active Directory.

HTTP Status Code: 424


One or more of the dependencies is unavailable.

HTTP Status Code: 503


The operation is not permitted.

HTTP Status Code: 403


The caller does not have access to perform the action on the resource.

HTTP Status Code: 404

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: