Represents the current state of a long-running operation. Examples of long-running operations include starting, stopping, and deleting an Origin.

This topic gives an overview of the Operation entity and also demonstrates how to execute various operations with the Media Services REST API.


When working with the Media Services REST API, the following considerations apply:

Operation Entity Properties

Property Type Description

Read only.
String The operation ID, assigned by Media Services on creation of an operation. The format is:


Read only.
String The error code of the failed operation. For information on possible error codes, see, Operation Error Codes.

Read only.
String The detailed error message of the failed operation.

Read only.
String The current state. Possible values include:

- Succeeded
- Failed
- InProgress

Read only.
String The ID of the target of the action.

Query Operations

Queries the specified operation.

Method Request URI HTTP version
GET https://media.windows.net/api/Operations(‘*OperationId*’) HTTP/1.1

Sample Request


After successfully connecting to https://media.windows.net, you will receive a 301 redirect specifying another Media Services URI. You must make subsequent calls to the new URI.

To get the latest x-ms-version:, see Media Services REST.

GET api/Operations('nb:opid:UUID:ab66eff9-8945-4323-9f91-d257a695899b') HTTP/1.1  
MaxDataServiceVersion: 3.0;NetFx  
Content-Type: application/json;odata=minimalmetadata  
Accept: application/json;odata=minimalmetadata  
Authorization: Bearer <token value>  
x-ms-version: 2.11  
Host: <redirected host URI>  
Content-Length: 0  

If successful, a 200 OK status code is returned along with a status message in the response body, as shown in the following example.

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK  
Cache-Control: no-cache  
Content-Length: 280  
Content-Type: application/json;odata=minimalmetadata;streaming=true;charset=utf-8  
Server: Microsoft-IIS/7.5  
request-id: c3f3501a-8563-4cff-8aeb-66f68f9bdb8b  
x-ms-request-id: c3f3501a-8563-4cff-8aeb-66f68f9bdb8b  
X-Content-Type-Options: nosniff  
DataServiceVersion: 3.0;  
X-Powered-By: ASP.NET  
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2014 19:31:13 GMT  


Operation Error Codes

Operation error codes are listed here.

Error Code Description
BadRequest Sent when no other error is applicable, or the exact error is unknown.
InsufficientCapacity The data center has insufficient capacity.
InternalError Unexpected errors occurred from the service.
InvalidIdentifierFormat The entity ID format is invalid.
InvalidOperation The request is invalid in the entity’s current state.
InvalidResourceName The specified Origin name is invalid.
OperationInProgress Another operation is already in progress on the specified entity.
OperationNotFound The operation record is not found for the specified operation ID. The operation may have been removed after a time span, or the ID is wrong.
ResourceNameTaken Trying to create a new Origin with a name that is already in use.
ResourceNotFound The specified resource is not found.
ExceededResourceQuota The request exceeds the resource quota limit.
Timeout The asynchronous operation has timed out.
DeleteNotAllowedOnDefaultOrigin You tried to delete the default Origin.
SettingsUpdateInProgress An update is already in progress.