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Decrement by 1, return previous

Atomically decrements by one the current value and returns the previous value of the counter. It is possible that multiple concurrent client requests may receive the same previous value. This occurs since only the decrementing part of the logic is atomic, the retrieval of the value before it is decremented is not.

Method:

PUT

URL

https://api.backendless.com/<application-id>/<REST-api-key>/counters/<counterName>/get/decrement

where:

Argument                Description
<application id> ID of the application which can be obtained from the Manage > App Settings screen of the Backendless Console
<REST-api-key> REST API key of your application. You can get the value from the Manage > App Settings section of the Backendless Console.
<counterName> name of the counter to decrement.

Request headers

user-token: optional value obtained as a result of the login operation.

where:

Argument                Description
user-token Optional header. Contains a value returned by Backendless in a preceding user Login API call. If user-token is set in the request, the currently logged in user will be assigned to the ownerId property of the user object which is being saved.  Additionally, the operation will be executed with the security policy associated currently logged in user. This means all permissions associated with the user and the roles assigned to the user will be enforced by Backendless.

Request body

N/A

Response body

Numeric value - previous value of the counter

Example

curl -X PUT \  
https://api.backendless.com/XXXX-XXXX-XXXX/ZZZZ-ZZZZ-ZZZZ/counters/mycounter/get/decrement