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call returns the metadata values for the specified file. \n[block:callout]\n{\n  \"type\": \"warning\",\n  \"title\": \"Metadata\",\n  \"body\": \"Learn more about [metadata fields and their values](doc:metadata-for-private-data) for your uploaded, private files on the CGC.\"\n}\n[/block]\nFiles are specified by their IDs, which you can obtain by making the API call to [list files in a project ](doc:list-files-in-a-project).\n[block:code]\n{\n  \"codes\": [\n    {\n      \"code\": \"https://cgc-api.sbgenomics.com/v2/files/{file_id}/metadata\",\n      \"language\": \"text\",\n      \"name\": \"Path\"\n    }\n  ]\n}\n[/block]\n##Request\n\n###Example request\n[block:code]\n{\n  \"codes\": [\n    {\n      \"code\": \"GET /v2/files/562e449060b274321afb6091/metadata HTTP/1.1\\nHost: cgc-api.sbgenomics.com\\nX-SBG-Auth-Token: 565357a1e4b09c884b29334a\\n\",\n      \"language\": \"http\",\n      \"name\": null\n    },\n    {\n      \"code\": \"curl  -s -H \\\"X-SBG-Auth-Token: 6282d5e2121d43e7900e9d52b15845e7\\\" -H \\\"content-type: application/json\\\" -X GET \\\"https://cgc-api.sbgenomics.com/v2/files/565357a1e4b09c884b29334a/metadata\\\"\",\n      \"language\": \"curl\",\n      \"name\": \"cURL\"\n    }\n  ],\n  \"sidebar\": true\n}\n[/block]\n###Header Fields\n[block:parameters]\n{\n  \"data\": {\n    \"h-0\": \"Name\",\n    \"h-1\": \"Description\",\n    \"0-0\": \"`X-SBG-Auth-Token`\\n_required_\",\n    \"0-1\": \"Your CGC [authentication token](doc:get-your-authentication-token).\",\n    \"h-2\": \"\"\n  },\n  \"cols\": 2,\n  \"rows\": 1\n}\n[/block]\n###Path parameters\n[block:parameters]\n{\n  \"data\": {\n    \"0-0\": \"`file_id`\",\n    \"h-0\": \"Name\",\n    \"h-1\": \"Description\",\n    \"0-1\": \"The ID of the file whose details you want to GET.\"\n  },\n  \"cols\": 2,\n  \"rows\": 1\n}\n[/block]\n###Query parameters\n[block:parameters]\n{\n  \"data\": {\n    \"h-0\": \"Name\",\n    \"h-1\": \"Data type\",\n    \"h-2\": \"Description\",\n    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getGet a file's metadata

files/{file_id}/metadata

This call returns the metadata values for the specified file. [block:callout] { "type": "warning", "title": "Metadata", "body": "Learn more about [metadata fields and their values](doc:metadata-for-private-data) for your uploaded, private files on the CGC." } [/block] Files are specified by their IDs, which you can obtain by making the API call to [list files in a project ](doc:list-files-in-a-project). [block:code] { "codes": [ { "code": "https://cgc-api.sbgenomics.com/v2/files/{file_id}/metadata", "language": "text", "name": "Path" } ] } [/block] ##Request ###Example request [block:code] { "codes": [ { "code": "GET /v2/files/562e449060b274321afb6091/metadata HTTP/1.1\nHost: cgc-api.sbgenomics.com\nX-SBG-Auth-Token: 565357a1e4b09c884b29334a\n", "language": "http", "name": null }, { "code": "curl -s -H \"X-SBG-Auth-Token: 6282d5e2121d43e7900e9d52b15845e7\" -H \"content-type: application/json\" -X GET \"https://cgc-api.sbgenomics.com/v2/files/565357a1e4b09c884b29334a/metadata\"", "language": "curl", "name": "cURL" } ], "sidebar": true } [/block] ###Header Fields [block:parameters] { "data": { "h-0": "Name", "h-1": "Description", "0-0": "`X-SBG-Auth-Token`\n_required_", "0-1": "Your CGC [authentication token](doc:get-your-authentication-token).", "h-2": "" }, "cols": 2, "rows": 1 } [/block] ###Path parameters [block:parameters] { "data": { "0-0": "`file_id`", "h-0": "Name", "h-1": "Description", "0-1": "The ID of the file whose details you want to GET." }, "cols": 2, "rows": 1 } [/block] ###Query parameters [block:parameters] { "data": { "h-0": "Name", "h-1": "Data type", "h-2": "Description", "0-0": "`fields`", "0-1": "string", "0-2": "Selector specifying a subset of fields to include in the response." }, "cols": 3, "rows": 1 } [/block] ##Response [See a list of CGC-specific response codes that may be contained in the body of the response.](doc:api-status-codes) ###Example response body [block:code] { "codes": [ { "code": "{\n \"investigation\": \"TCGA-ACC\",\n \"days_to_death\": 994,\n \"vital_status\": \"Dead\",\n \"gender\": \"FEMALE\",\n \"case_id\": \"TCGA-OR-A5K2\",\n \"primary_site\": \"Adrenal Gland\",\n \"ethnicity\": \"Not available\",\n \"disease_type\": \"Adrenocortical Carcinoma\",\n \"race\": \"WHITE\",\n \"case_uuid\": \"6D980941-219E-40A0-9B41-E84C3FB0BD1A\",\n \"experimental_strategy\": \"Not available\",\n \"platform\": \"Hospital Record\",\n}", "language": "json" } ], "sidebar": true } [/block]