Create recipient

Create recipient

Body parameters

Name

Type

Description

name

string

The recipient’s complete name.

phone

string

A unique, valid phone number as per the organization’s country if there's no leading + sign. If a phone number has a leading + sign, it will disregard the organization's country setting.

notes

string

Optional. Notes for this recipient: these are global notes that should not be task- or destination-specific. For example, "Customer since June 2012, does not drink non-specialty coffee".

skipSMSNotifications

boolean

Optional. Whether this recipient has requested to not receive SMS notifications. Defaults to false if not provided.

skipPhoneNumberValidation

boolean

Optional. Whether to skip validation of this recipient's phone number. An E.164-like number is still required (must start with +), however the API will not enforce any country-specific validation rules.

useLongCodeForText

boolean

Setting as true will default the Onfleet system to use a toll-free long code number for SMS communication.

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Onfleet uses Phone (number) as Unique Identifier

The phone field is considered a unique identifier in Onfleet, therefore updating the recipient phone number is not allowed.

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Recipient details and communication

It is optional to provide recipient details in Onfleet. Any task may be created and executed without recipient details if privacy is a concern or that data is not available. Recipient phone number is a unique identifier for the recipient, without a recipient phone number provided, SMS notifications and communication between driver and recipient will be impossible through Onfleet.

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Phone Validation

Onfleet utilizes Google's phone number validation library to verify all phone numbers entered. Use skipPhoneNumberValidation in your HTTP request to skip validation.

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Use Long Code For Text - This only applies to Canadian Organizations

This is for Canadian organizations that wish to use a toll-free long code to reach their non-Canadian Customers.

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Recipient Details

It is optional to provide recipient details in a Task. Any task may be created and executed without recipient details if privacy is a concern or that data is not available. Recipient phone number is a unique identifier for the recipient. Without a recipient phone number provided, SMS notifications and communication between driver and recipient will be impossible through Onfleet.

curl -X POST "https://onfleet.com/api/v2/recipients" \
       -u "cd3b3de84cc1ee040bf06512d233719c:" \
       -d '{"name":"Boris Foster","phone":"650-555-1133","notes":"Always orders our GSC special"}'
$ curl -X POST "https://onfleet.com/api/v2/recipients" \
       -u "cd3b3de84cc1ee040bf06512d233719c:" \
       -d '{"name":"Boris Foster","phone":"+1111111111","notes":"Always orders our GSC special", "skipPhoneNumberValidation":true}'
onfleet.recipients.create(body={"name":"Boris Foster","phone":"+1111111111","notes":"Always orders our GSC special", "skipPhoneNumberValidation":True})
onfleet.recipients.create({"name":"Boris Foster","phone":"+1111111111","notes":"Always orders our GSC special", "skipPhoneNumberValidation":true});
$onfleet->recipients->create(["name" => "Boris Foster","phone" => "+1111111111","notes" => "Always orders our GSC special", "skipPhoneNumberValidation" => true]);
{
  "id": "VVLx5OdKvw0dRSjT2rGOc6Y*",
  "organization": "yAM*fDkztrT3gUcz9mNDgNOL",
  "timeCreated": 1455156665000,
  "timeLastModified": 1455156665390,
  "name": "Boris Foster",
  "phone": "+16505551133",
  "notes": "Always orders our GSC special",
  "skipSMSNotifications": false,
  "metadata": []
}
{
  "code": "InvalidContent",
  "message": {
    "error": 1000,
    "message": "The values of one or more parameters are invalid.",
    "cause": "Invalid phone number.",
    "request": "ac7178da-daa5-43c5-9b4c-5bc759289e9f"
  }
}