Takes the set of exercise entries on a nominated date and saves these entries as "template" entries for nominated days of the week.

By default, the template daily exercise entries for all users for all days of the week are:

  • 8 hours of "Sleeping"
  • 16 hours of "Resting"

This method is used to take the saved entries on for a nominated date and to copy them for one or more days of the week as the template daily exercise entries. So, for instance, if a user records 1 hour of walking, 8 hours of sleeping and 15 hours of resting for a particular day in their exercise diary, and then saves that date as a template for Saturday and Sunday, these three activities will be presented as the default exercise entries for all future Saturdays and Sundays.



Name Type Description
oauth_consumer_key String Your API key when you registered as a developer
oauth_signature_method String The method used to generate the signature (only HMAC-SHA1 is supported)
oauth_timestamp Int The date and time, expressed in the number of seconds since January 1, 1970 00:00:00 GMT. The timestamp value must be a positive integer and must be equal or greater than the timestamp used in previous requests
oauth_nonce String A randomly generated string for a request that can be combined with the timestamp to produce a unique value
oauth_version String MUST be "1.0"
oauth_signature String The signature, a consistent reproducible concatenation of the request elements into a single string. The string is used as an input in hashing or signing algorithms.
method String MUST be "exercise_entries.save_template"
oauth_token String The key of the profile to use.
days Int The days of the week specified as bits with Sunday being the 1st bit and Saturday being the last and then converted to an Int. For example Tuesday and Thursday would be represented as 00010100 in bits or 20 in Int where Tuesday is the 3rd bit from the right and Thursday being the 5th. Must be between 0 and 128.


Name Type Description
format String The desired response format. Valid reponse formats are "xml" or "json" (default value is "xml").
date Int The number of days since January 1, 1970 (default value is the current day).

Example Return XML

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<success xmlns="http://platform.fatsecret.com/api/1.0/" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="http://platform.fatsecret.com/api/1.0/ http://platform.fatsecret.com/api/1.0/fatsecret.xsd">1</success>

Example Return JSON

{ "success": {"value": "1" }}

Error Code

Code Description
2 Missing required oauth parameter: "<detail>"
3 Unsupported oauth parameter: "<detail>"
4 Invalid signature method: "<detail>"
5 Invalid consumer key: "<detail>"
6 Invalid/expired timestamp: "<detail>"
7 Invalid/used nonce: "<detail>"
8 Invalid signature: "<detail>"
9 Invalid access token: "<detail>"
101 Missing required parameter: "<detail>"
107 Value out of range: "<detail>"
204 Date selected does not have any activity to default: "<detail>"
210 User cannot have templates set: "<detail>"
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