I am trying to use the CaseType API to create a case_type but I can not find any documentation on how to set the definition parameter. Any hints or should I just dive into the code?

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It's probably actually easiest to look at the code. CRM_Case_BAO_CaseType::convertDefinitionToXML() gives the list of array elements to set, e.g.

$definition = array(
  'activityTypes' => array(
    'key1' => 'value1',
    'key2' => 'value2',

  'statuses' => array(
// etc...

You can use the Api Explorer to fetch an existing case type with definition and inspect it.

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  • Thanks Coleman, pretty ad I did not think of that myself :-( Nov 30, 2017 at 15:07

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