I need to update a user fields via REST SERVICE. I'm under AngularJS, so this is my function into my .service()

setMyUtx: function (params) {
            return $http({
                method : 'PUT',
                url : 'http://XXXXXXXX/rest/user/'+params.uid,
                data : {'data' : params.value},
                headers : { 'X-CSRF-Token' : $cookies['csrftoken'],'Content-Type': 'application/json;charset=utf-8'},
                cache : false

where params.value is :

var data = {};
      data.field_primary_aircraft = {};
      data.field_primary_aircraft.und = [{value:1}];
      ProfileService.setMyUtx({'uid' : $scope.datiUtente.uid, 'value' : data});

If I exec this function, my drupal site return no error with this output:

{"field_primary_aircraft":{"und":[{"value":0}]},"uid":"7","roles":{"2":"authenticated user"}}

But no update is done (I know it because the original value of field_primary_aircraft is 1).

Why this ? Where is my error ?

  • Did you walk through this with XDebug?
    – tenken
    Jul 1, 2014 at 23:00
  • 2
    You might have to include more of the user object when you post than that. When I update a node, I basically post the the same object I get back from Drupal.
    – jhr
    Jul 1, 2014 at 23:57

1 Answer 1


I suggest you first try to test it with a browser REST application extension. I would recommend this for Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/he/firefox/addon/rest-easy/

If you still doesn't get any error, check your watchdog... there is no reason this shouldn't work.

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