How to create a new Entry to Content-Type with a Relation Field

System Information
  • Strapi Version:4.1.7
  • Operating System: Mac OS Monterey
  • Database:
  • Node Version: v17.0.1
  • NPM Version: 8.1.0
  • Yarn Version:

Hi I am able to create a new entry in a Content-Type.
However if I create a new entry in a Content-Type with a RELATION field/value, that Relation value is totally ignored and does not get reflected in the newly created entry.

For example if I post this data:

    "data": {
        "name": "17",
    "performers": "17",
    "venue": "17",
    "address": "17",
    "date": "2022-06-10",
    "time": "8:00 PM",
    "description": "17",
    "user": "1"

The result I get is as if I only sent:

“data”: {
“name”: “17”,
“performers”: “17”,
“venue”: “17”,
“address”: “17”,
“date”: “2022-06-10”,
“time”: “8:00 PM”,
“description”: “17”,

without the user:"1".
What is the reason for this???
HOw does one post to the Rest API of Strapi so Strapi will acknowledge that you also sent a value for the Relation field and therefore Strapi should update both Content-Types that have a relationship??

Thank you

are you populating the url? use ?populate=* at the end of the url