Document Uploader Service


Document uploader will be used by ULB employees to upload the document which will then be visible to the citizens. In an effort to increase the engagement of citizens with mSeva platform, mSeva is providing this service to enable the citizens to view important documents related to their ULB such as acts, circulars, citizen charters etc.


  1. Prior Knowledge of Java/J2EE.

  2. Prior Knowledge of SpringBoot.

  3. Prior Knowledge of PostgresSQL.

  4. Prior Knowledge of REST APIs and related concepts like path parameters, headers, JSON etc.

  5. Prior Knowledge of JSONQuery in Postgres. (Similar to PostgresSQL with a few aggregate functions)

Key Functionalities

Employees can perform all four operations i.e. creating, searching, updating and deleting the documents whereas the citizens can only search for the created documents.

Configuration Details

For creating documents in a particular ULB, the document category that needs to be provided in the create API cURL has to be present in the document category MDMS file for the tenantId for which the document is getting uploaded.

A sample MDMS document category configuration file is available here.

In this MDMS configuration file, the key can be added and the allowed category types can be added in categoryList key.

Once a document is created in any ULB, the following attributes can be updated for that document:

  1. ULB

  2. Document name

  3. Document category

  4. Links

  5. Attachments

Upon deleting any document, that document is soft deleted from the records i.e. that documentโ€™s active field is set to false.

API Details

  1. /egov-document-uploader/egov-du/document/_create - Takes RequestInfo and DocumentEntity in request body. The document entity has all the parameters related to the document being inserted.

  2. /egov-document-uploader/egov-du/document/_update - Allows editing of attributes related to an already existing document. Searches document based on its uuid and updates attributes.

  3. /egov-document-uploader/egov-du/document/_search - Allows searching existing documents in the database. Takes search parameters in the URL and RequestInfo in the request body. For looking at documents that have been created/updated in a given time range, fromDate and toDate parameters can be used which accept epoch values.

    For looking at documents that have been deleted, viewDeletedDocuments parameter should be used with โ€œtrueโ€ as the parameter value.

  4. /egov-document-uploader/egov-du/document/_delete - Soft deletes an existing document from the database i.e. it makes the document inactive. It takes the DocumentEntity that needs to be deleted in the request body along with RequestInfo object.

Detailed API payloads for interacting with document service for all four endpoints is available in the postman collection here.

Swagger Documentation

Click here to find the link to the swagger documentation.

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