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SIMS 8 - V3 - Photographs

SIMS 8 Image Service

Many partners have been awaiting the availability of photographs from SIMS primary and these can now be accessed.

Part #1 of the task is to get the URL from an appropriate information domain call such as Learner/V3/LearnerIdentifiers.

An update to this guidance is intended to show how a thumbnail image can be retrieved.

  "@odata.context": "https://seli00apm01.azure-api.net/ssli01/Learner/V3/$metadata#LearnerIdentifiers",
  "value": [
      "ExternalID": "cf444476-267c-41c4-bfac-00255f6ab408",
      "Forename": "Elizibeth",
      "Surname": "Olsen",
      "GenderCategory": "Female",
      "AgeMonths": 82,
      "DoNotCommunicate": false,
      "OnRollState": "Current",
      "DateOfApplication": null,
      "Photograph": "https://seli00apm01.azure-api.net/ssli01/Image/v2/Learner.Photograph/cf444476-267c-41c4-bfac-00255f6ab408?OrganisationID=a8ab7ed2-6747-4433-a369-03ec37fae372",
      "CurrentYearGroup": {
        "Description": "Year  1",
        "ExternalID": "3399f81b-d426-4ebf-86c2-6f3fe70fca40",
        "Type": "PastoralGroup.Definition.YearGroup"
      "CurrentPrimaryClass": {
        "Description": "2JB",
        "ExternalID": "d5b1f16b-66ad-492e-9557-82e402630af6",
        "Type": "PastoralGroup.Definition.PrimaryClass"
      "CurrentHouse": null

Extract the photo url and the exmplar code is in C# .Net Framework and shows the principles:


using System.Net.Http;
using System.Net.Http.Headers;
using System.Xml;
using System.IO;
using System.Drawing;

        public Image ExecuteGetImage(string BearerToken, HttpClient httpClient, string OCP_APIM_Key)
            Image rc = null;
                var request = new HttpRequestMessage()
                    RequestUri = new Uri(URL),
                    Method = HttpMethod.Get,
                request.Headers.Accept.Add(new MediaTypeWithQualityHeaderValue("image/png"));
                request.Headers.Authorization = new AuthenticationHeaderValue("Bearer", BearerToken);
                request.Headers.Add("Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key", OCP_APIM_Key);
                var httpClientResponseTask = httpClient.SendAsync(request);
                var result = httpClientResponseTask.Result;
                var responseStreamTask = result.Content.ReadAsStreamAsync();
               rc = Image.FromStream(responseStreamTask.Result);

            catch (Exception ex)
                ErrorMessage = ex.Message;
            return rc;