Project Concept

This project will introduce you to helpful aspects of the ThingWorx REST API.

Following the steps in this guide, you will be able to become more knowledgeable about the ThingWorx REST API and how to troubleshoot common problems.

We will teach you how to interact with the ThingWorx platform with helpful resources, methods, and capabilities.

Project Info

Type Informational
Level Beginner
Est. Time 30 Minutes
Published October 16, 2018
Author Al Smith

You'll learn how to

    • Identify components of the REST API syntax used for communicating with ThingWorx
    • Interact with ThingWorx Things and Thing Templates through the REST API
    • Import and export entities via REST API
    • Troubleshoot issues
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Things used in this project


This guide requires a connection to the ThingWorx Foundation.

It assumes that you are utilizing the 30-day hosted Foundation server or the 120-day downloaded trial.

Software components:
Previous knowledge:


  • Step 1: REST API Syntax
  • Step 2: Things
  • Step 3: Thing Templates
  • Step 4: Thing Shapes
  • Step 5: Data Shapes
  • Step 6: Property Values
  • Step 7: Import and Export Entities
  • Step 8: Tags
  • Step 9: Users
  • Step 10: Troubleshooting
  • Step 11: Next Steps