Edit already created template using API

If you need to modify a template that you created earlier, BoldSign provides the capability to edit templates using the API.

Create a template in your account

Before you proceed to edit a template, you must have the templates already existing within your account. If you haven't created templates yet, you can follow these steps:

Edit the template using the API

Once you have templates in your account, you can proceed to edit them using the API. To edit a template within your application, you need to provide the template ID. Here's how you can achieve this:

Use the following codes to initiate the template editing process:

Code snippet

curl -X 'POST' \
  'https://api.boldsign.com/v1/template/getEmbeddedTemplateEditUrl?templateId={Your template Id}' \
  -H 'accept: application/json' \
  -H 'X-API-KEY: {your API key}' \
  -H 'Content-Type: multipart/form-data' \
  -F 'ShowTooltip=false' \
  -F 'ShowCreateButton=true' \
  -F 'ShowSaveButton=true' \
  -F 'ShowNavigationButtons=true' \
  -F 'Locale=EN' \
  -F 'ViewOption=PreparePage' \
  -F 'ShowPreviewButton=true' \
  -F 'ShowToolbar=true' \

var apiClient = new ApiClient("https://api.boldsign.com", "Your-API-KEY");
var templateClient = new TemplateClient(apiClient);

 // This is an example, add your own template id.
 var templateId = "{Your template Id}";

var embeddedTemplateEditRequest = new EmbeddedTemplateEditRequest()
       TemplateId = templateId,
        // customize page options
        ViewOption = PageViewOption.FillingPage,
        ShowToolbar = true,
        ShowNavigationButtons = false,
        ShowSaveButton = false,
        ShowPreviewButton = true,
        ShowCreateButton = false,
        ShowTooltip = false,
var embeddedTemplateEdited = await templateClient.GetEmbeddedTemplateEditUrlAsync(embeddedTemplateEditRequest).ConfigureAwait(false);

var templateEditUrl = embeddedTemplateEdited.EditUrl;
import requests
url = "https://api.boldsign.com/v1/template/getEmbeddedTemplateEditUrl?templateId={Your template Id}"
payload = {
'ShowToolbar': 'false',
'ViewOption': 'PreparePage',
'ShowSaveButton': 'true',
'ShowCreateButton': 'true',
'ShowPreviewButton': 'true',
'ShowNavigationButtons': 'true',
'ShowTooltip': 'false',
headers = {
'Accept': 'application/json',
'X-API-KEY': '{Your-API-KEY}'

response = requests.request("POST", url, headers=headers, data=payload)
var axios = require('axios');
var FormData = require('form-data');
var data = new FormData();
data.append('ShowToolbar', 'false');
data.append('ViewOption', 'PreparePage');
data.append('ShowSaveButton', 'true');
data.append('ShowCreateButton', 'true');
data.append('ShowPreviewButton', 'true');
data.append('ShowNavigationButtons', 'true');
data.append('ShowTooltip', 'false');

var config = {
  method: 'post',
  url: 'https://api.boldsign.com/v1/template/getEmbeddedTemplateEditUrl?templateId={Your template Id}',
  headers: { 
    'Content-Type': 'multipart/form-data', 
    'Accept': 'application/json', 
    'X-API-KEY': 'Your-API-KEY', 
  data : data

.then(function (response) {
.catch(function (error) {
  • In the example above, replace templateId with the actual ID of the template you want to edit.

  • Depending on your requirements, you can adjust various options such as ShowCreateButton, ShowSaveButton, and ShowNavigationButtons to control the user interface elements during the editing process.

  • The ViewOption field determines whether users are directed to the form field configuration page PreparePage or the document upload page FillingPage.

  • After executing the codes, an URL will be generated in the response body.

  • Load the generated URL on your website. You will be redirected to the template’s filling page or prepare page based on the ViewOption field’s value.

  • Once editing is completed, click Save and proceed to navigate to the prepare page.

    Step 10

  • After making necessary modifications in the prepare page, click the Save template button to save the edited template.

    Step 11

With these steps, you can successfully edit and save an existing template using the BoldSign API.