Method: people.updateContact

Update contact data for an existing contact person. Any non-contact data will not be modified. Any non-contact data in the person to update will be ignored. All fields specified in the update_mask will be replaced.

The server returns a 400 error if person.metadata.sources is not specified for the contact to be updated or if there is no contact source.

The server returns a 400 error with reason "failedPrecondition" if person.metadata.sources.etag is different than the contact's etag, which indicates the contact has changed since its data was read. Clients should get the latest person and merge their updates into the latest person.

The server returns a 400 error if memberships are being updated and there are no contact group memberships specified on the person.

The server returns a 400 error if more than one field is specified on a field that is a singleton for contact sources:

  • biographies
  • birthdays
  • genders
  • names

HTTP request

PATCH https://people.googleapis.com/v1/{person.resourceName=people/*}:updateContact

The URL uses gRPC Transcoding syntax.

Path parameters

Parameters
person.resourceName

string

The resource name for the person, assigned by the server. An ASCII string with a max length of 27 characters, in the form of people/{person_id}.

Query parameters

Parameters
updatePersonFields

string (FieldMask format)

Required. A field mask to restrict which fields on the person are updated. Multiple fields can be specified by separating them with commas. All updated fields will be replaced. Valid values are:

  • addresses
  • biographies
  • birthdays
  • calendarUrls
  • clientData
  • emailAddresses
  • events
  • externalIds
  • genders
  • imClients
  • interests
  • locales
  • locations
  • memberships
  • miscKeywords
  • names
  • nicknames
  • occupations
  • organizations
  • phoneNumbers
  • relations
  • sipAddresses
  • urls
  • userDefined
personFields

string (FieldMask format)

Optional. A field mask to restrict which fields on each person are returned. Multiple fields can be specified by separating them with commas. Defaults to all fields if not set. Valid values are:

  • addresses
  • ageRanges
  • biographies
  • birthdays
  • calendarUrls
  • clientData
  • coverPhotos
  • emailAddresses
  • events
  • externalIds
  • genders
  • imClients
  • interests
  • locales
  • locations
  • memberships
  • metadata
  • miscKeywords
  • names
  • nicknames
  • occupations
  • organizations
  • phoneNumbers
  • photos
  • relations
  • sipAddresses
  • skills
  • urls
  • userDefined
sources

enum (ReadSourceType)

Optional. A mask of what source types to return. Defaults to [ReadSourceType.CONTACT][google.people.v1.ReadSourceType.CONTACT] and [ReadSourceType.PROFILE][google.people.v1.ReadSourceType.PROFILE] if not set.

Request body

The request body contains an instance of Person.

Response body

If successful, the response body contains an instance of Person.

Authorization Scopes

Requires the following OAuth scope:

  • https://www.googleapis.com/auth/contacts

For more information, see the Authorization guide.