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Returns avatar UUID by Second Life name.


The following table shows input values (you send them with the API call) and returned output values.

Variable Required Description
This API command applies only for Standard bot
Input basic parameters:
action yes = name2key
apikey yes Your personal developer's API key.
botname yes Your bot's SL login.
secret yes Bot access code of your bot.
dataType optional Set to "json" to get JSON reply instead of URL-encoded string
custom optional The custom data (string) to be passed back to caller script. This value will be returned back to the caller in HTTP response.
name yes the Second Life name of the avatar
request_case optional set to 1 if you want to get the exact avatar name case from Second Life (see Name case)
(to be received in http_response LSL event, see docs for details)
result OK - command completed successfully
FAIL - command failed
resulttext Detailed reason for the failure.
custom The value from input "custom" parameter. See above.
key Avatar's UUID
name Second Life name you've sent
normalname Second Life name, normalized (see "Return value")

Return value

The command returns avatar's UUID by searching its Second Life name. Command returns two names:

  • name - this is the name exactly as you've sent
  • normalname - this is a "normalized" name: system adds "Resident" if necessary

Name case

SL ignores name case ("glaznah gassner" name is equal to "Glaznah GASSner"), so normalname may come lowercase.

If you want to get the exact name case from SL servers, set request_case to 1.


1. Requesting the avatar UUID by Second Live name:


name = barKeeeper
normalname = barkeeeper resident
key = 76e96174-ddcf-482f-86aa-c9394664082f

Or, with request_case=1:

name = barKeeeper
normalname = BarKeeeper Resident
key = 76e96174-ddcf-482f-86aa-c9394664082f

2. Looking for an unexistent avatar


result = FAIL
resulttext = name lookup failed, ThisAvatarNotExists Resident
normalname = ThisAvatarNotExists Resident
name = ThisAvatarNotExists

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