## Best Practices in API
Try the API request in Postman or API Explorer before using in code
To add or delete a document in http or file collection use docadd/docdelete request
For updating a document and customize the content/meta tags in custom, HTTP or file collection use updatemetadata API request in REST API
Form authentication for HTTP Collection will work with docadd API request only
For file collection add API use forward slash only
For REST and HTTP API requests, refer to the error code for the cause of the issue
Ensure to give working URL in the requests
It is mandatory to give meta tag in add JSON API request
API key is mandatory in all API requests
SB-PKEY header parameter is mandatory in all API requests
It is required to use SB-PKEY to attempt all SearchBlox REST API requests.
SB-PKEY can be found on Dashboard->Administration->Users under the Private Key tab for each Admin role user.
Admin role users will have access to Unique SB-PKEY.