API Custom Fields and User_Dim table

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New to Canvas here and looking at API custom field options. Am I safe to assume that in the initial CanvasDataCLI download of the user_dim flat file I only see the default variables that are associated to each user in Canvas and that any custom fields added via the API (Users - Canvas LMS REST API Documentation) will be present in the CanvasDataCLI download as well once they are added? If not, is there a way to merge custom fields to be included in the CDCLI downloads?

Thanks in advance.


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Hi  @akline1 ,

I am going through having a look at some of the early days in the Canvas Developers group, and checking in to see if older enquiries have been answered. I also noticed there hasn’t been any discussion on this question.

I can confirm that your understanding is correct, Canvas Data does not account for custom fields added via API (at this time).

By all means please let us know if you still have an outstanding question and we will take a peek!


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