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Advanced Concepts

Check REST API availability

You can check the availability of the REST API by calling /projects without a token on your Polarion server in your browser:

https://[Your_Polarion_server]/polarion/rest/v1/projects/

  • If the REST API is available, you receive a 401 Unauthorized error.

  • If the REST API is unavailable, you receive a 503 Service Unavailable error.

    Along with a JSON body if Polarion is running without REST API or an Apache HTML page if all of Polarion is down. (With or without the REST API.)

Update using PATCH

You can update using PATCH via the resource URL. The resource URL is part of a request's body, and the resource's identification (type and ID) must match the resource described by the URL. The client can only update resources if it knows their URL and identification. (Typically by retrieving them using a GET request first.)

All fields are optional in PATCH requests. The client only sends the fields (attributes and relationships) you want to update.

Warning

Treat multi-valued fields carefully. See the Update multi-valued fields section below for more information about updating multi-valued fields.

Update only the Severity of a Work Item

  • Example Request:
    `PATCH https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/projects/MyProject/workitems/WI-555`
  • Request Body:
{
  "data": {
    "type": "workitems",
    "id": "MyProject/WI-555",
    "attributes": {
      "severity": "critical"
    }
  }
}

Update multi-valued fields

To update a field, you completely replace an old value with a provided value. This is especially important for multi-valued fields that contain a list of values. When you replace multi-valued fields, the old list of values is entirely replaced by the new list you provide.

If you want to add some values, you must provide a list containing all the old values and the new ones you want to add.

Add mTest to the list of Work Item Assignees that already contains sDeveloper

  • Example Request:

    PATCH https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/projects/MyProject/workitems/WI-555

  • Request Body:

{
  "data": {
    "type": "workitems",
    "id": "MyProject/WI-555",
    "relationships": {
      "assignee": {
        "data": [ 
          //User already in the list of "assignee"
          {
            "id": "sDeveloper",
            "type": "users"
          },
          //New user to be added to the list of "assignee"
          {               
            "id": "mTest",
            "type": "users"
          }
        ]
      }
    }
  }
}

If you want to remove some values, you must provide a list containing all the old values minus those to be removed.

Remove mTest from the list of Work Item Assignees that already contains sDeveloper and mTest

  • Example Request:

    PATCH https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/projects/MyProject/workitems/WI-555

  • Request Body:

{
  "data": {
    "type": "workitems",
    "id": "MyProject/WI-555",
    "relationships": {
      "assignee": {
        "data": [
          //User that will remain on the list.
          {
            "id": "sDeveloper",
            "type": "users"
          }
        ]
      }
    }
  }
}

If you want to completely empty the field, you can provide an empty list or null value to the field.

Remove all users from the list of Work Item Assignees

  • Example Request:

    PATCH https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/projects/MyProject/workitems/WI-555

  • Request Body:

{
  "data": {
    "type": "workitems",
    "id": "MyProject/WI-555",
    "relationships": {
      "assignee": {
        "data": null
      }
    }
  }
}

Set empty field value

Most fields can be unset by using a null value described in the example above, but there are some exceptions.

  • Boolean fields do not support null. (Use false instead.)

  • Text field values do not support null. Instead, you can use "" (empty) or set the whole field to null.

  • Relationships fields must contain a data member. In order to set an empty value, you can provide a null data member ( "data": null ).

    An empty object or empty list is equivalent to null.

    "author": { "data": { } } == "author": { "data": null } (Single valued relationships.)

    "categories": { "data": [ ] } == "categories": { "data": [ { } ] } == "categories": { "data": null } (Multi valued relationships.)

Clear multiple fields of a PATCH Work Item

  • Example Request:

    PATCH https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/projects/MyProject/workitems/WI-555

  • Request Body:

{
  "data": {
    "type": "workitems",
    "id": "MyProject/WI-555",
    "attributes": {
      "status": null, //normal field
      "description": null, //text field
      "textField": {
          "type": "text/plain",
          "value": ""
        },
      "booleanField": false, //boolean field
    },
    "relationships": {
        "categories": {
          "data": [ ] //multi-valued relationship field
        },
        "customRelationship": {
          "data": null //multi-valued relationship field
        }
      }
    }
  }
}

Delete resources

Delete a single resource

You can delete a single resource using DELETE via the resource URL. Deleting a single resource does not require any request body. Successful deletion of a resource results in an empty response with 204 - No Content status code.

Delete a linked Work Item

  • Example Request:

    DELETE https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/projects/myProject/workitems/WI-555/linkedworkitems/relates_to/myProject/WI-550

  • Request Body:

No request body

Delete multiple resources

You can delete multiple resources using DELETE via the resource collection URL. Deleting multiple resources at once requires a request body with the list of resource indentifications (Type and ID) you want to delete. Successful deletion of the resources results in an empty response with 204 - No Content status code.

Delete multiple linked Work Items

  • Example Request:

    DELETE https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/projects/myProject/workitems/WI-555/linkedworkitems

  • Request Body:

{
  "data": [
    {
      "type": "linkedworkitems",
      "id": "myProject/WI-555/relates_to/myProject/WI-550"
    },
    {
      "type": "linkedworkitems",
      "id": "myProject/WI-555/tests/myProject/WI-500"
    }
  ]
}

Linked Work Items

Links between Work Items are represented by separate resources: linkedworkitems (direct links), backlinkedWorkItems, externallylinkedworkitems, and linkedoslcresources. The Work Item has a relationship to these resources. To fetch them, you can use the relationships endpoint. There are also separate endpoints to manage directly linked Work Items, externally linked Work Items, and OSLC links contained within a Work Item.

Work Item links are created by creating linkedworkitems resources. You do this by sending a POST request to the linkedworkitems endpoint of the source Work Item. Multiple links can be created at once.

  • Example Request:

    POST /polarion/rest/v1/projects/myProject/workitems/WI-1/linkedworkitems

  • Request Body:

{
    "data": [
      {
        "type": "linkedworkitems",
        "attributes": {
            "role": "relates_to"
        },
        "relationships": {
            "workItem": {
                "data": {
                    "type": "workitems",
                    "id": "myProject/WI-2"
                }
            }
        }
    },
    ...
  ]
}

Get target linked Work Items

To retrieve additional information about the links, or details about the linked Work Items, you must use the Work Item endpoint or the linked Work Items endpoint and a suitable combination of include and field query parameters.

  • Example Request:

    GET /polarion/rest/v1/projects/myProject/workitems/WI-1?include=linkedWorkItems,linkedWorkItems.workItem&fields[workitems]=title&fields[linkedworkitems]=@all

  • Response Body:

{
    "links": {...},
    "data": {
        "type": "workitems",
        "id": "myProject/WI-1",
        "attributes": {
            "title": "My Work Item Title"
        },
        "links": {...}
    },
    "included": [
      {
        "type": "linkedworkitems",
        "id": "myProject/WI-1/relates_to/myProject/WI-2",
        "attributes": {
            "role": "relates_to"
        },
        "relationships": {
            "workItem": {
                "data": {
                    "type": "workitems",
                    "id": "myProject/WI-2"
                }
            }
        },
        "links": {...}
    }, 
    {
        "type": "workitems",
        "id": "myProject/WI-2",
        "attributes": {
            "title": "My Linked Work Item Title"
        },
        "links": {...}
    },
    ...
  ]
}
  • Example Request:

    GET /polarion/rest/v1/projects/myProject/workitems/WI-1/linkedworkitems?fields[linkedworkitems]=@all&fields[workitems]=title&include=workItem

  • Response Body:

{
    "links": {...},
    "data": [
      {
        "type": "linkedworkitems",
        "id": "myProject/WI-1/relates_to/myProject/WI-2",
        "attributes": {
            "role": "relates_to"
        },
        "relationships": {
            "workItem": {
                "data": {
                    "type": "workitems",
                    "id": "myProject/WI-2"
                }
            }
        },
        "links": {...}
    },
    ...],
    "included": [
      {
        "type": "workitems",
        "id": "myProject/WI-2",
        "attributes": {
            "title": "My Linked Work Item Title"
        },
        "links": {...}
    }
  ]
}

You can patch revision and suspect attributes of a linked Work Item. See Update using PATCH for more information on how to perform patch operations.

Attachments

Attachments overview

There are several REST API endpoints that allow you to work with attachments of various Polarion objects like Work Item attachments, Page attachments, or Document attachments. Among other uses, they allow you to modify attachment fields and upload or download their actual content.

When retrieving the attachment content via one of the content endpoints, keep in mind that the actual attachment content is returned "as is", corresponding to the original octet stream previously uploaded to Polarion via the User Interface or the API. Polarion does not perform any validation, sanitization, or malware or virus scan when uploading or downloading attachment files.

The following sections show examples of how to create and update Attachments. The examples are equally applicable to any of the supported Attachment types, including the following:

Attachment type REST API "type" value Base URL example
Document Attachments document_attachments https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/projects/drivepilot/spaces/Requirements/documents/Project%20Scope/attachments
Page Attachments page_attachments https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/projects/drivepilot/spaces/_default/pages/Dashboard/attachments
Work Item Attachments workitem_attachments https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/projects/drivepilot/workitems/DP-1285/attachments
Test Run Attachments testrun_attachments https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/projects/myProject/testruns/myTestRun/attachments
Test Record Attachments testrecord_attachments https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/projects/myProject/testruns/myTestRun/testrecords/myProject/myTestCase/0/attachments
Test Step Result Attachments teststepresult_attachments https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/projects/myProject/testruns/myTestRun/testrecords/myProject/myTestCase/0/teststepresults/1/attachments

See the REST API Reference in the SDK documentation for the actual endpoint availability for the individual Attachment types.

Post multiple Attachments without LID

There are two ways to post Attachments: with or without using a local ID (LID). When LID is not used and there are multiple Attachments in the request, the Attachments are assigned based on their order of appearance in the request body.

  • Example Request:

    POST https://myHost/polarion/rest/v1/projects/drivepilot/workitems/DP-1285/attachments

  • Request Body:

Resource - (Object)

{
  "data": [
    {
      "type": "workitem_attachments",
      "attributes": {
        "fileName": "Everest",
        "title": "Everest"
        }
    }, 
    {
         "type": "workitem_attachments",
         "attributes": {
              "fileName": "science",
              "title": "science"
        }
    }
  ]
}
  • Files - (Array) - Files to post

  • Response Body:

201 - Created

{
    "data": [
      {
        "type": "workitem_attachments",
        "id": "drivepilot/DP-1285/5-Everest",
        "links": {
            "self": "https://myHost/rest/v1/projects/drivepilot/workitems/DP-1285/attachments/5-Everest",
            "content": "https://myHost/rest/v1/projects/drivepilot/workitems/DP-1285/attachments/5-Everest/content"
        }
    }, 
    {
        "type": "workitem_attachments",
        "id": "drivepilot/DP-1285/6-science",
        "links": {
            "self": "https://myHost/polarion/rest/v1/projects/drivepilot/workitems/DP-1285/attachments/6-science",
            "content": "https://myHost/polarion/rest/v1/projects/drivepilot/workitems/DP-1285/attachments/6-science/content"
      }
    }
  ]
}

Note

The above example also applies to posting or creating a single Attachment. The only difference in the payload is a single entry under the data section of the resource, followed by a single file under the files section of the request body.

Post multiple Attachments with LID

The alternative way of creating multiple Attachments with a single request is by using the local IDs (LIDs) to assign the content to the corresponding Attachment resources.

  • Example Request:

    POST https://myHost/polarion/rest/v1/projects/drivepilot/workitems/DP-1285/attachments

  • Request Body:

Resource - (Object)

{
    "data": [
     {
        "type": "workitem_attachments",
        "lid": "content_badami",
        "attributes": {
            "title": "badami",
        }
     }, 
     {
        "type": "workitem_attachments",
        "lid": "content_belur"
        "attributes": {
            "title": "belur",

        }
    }
  ]
}
  • Files - (Files to post with LID as key)

content_badami : badami.jpg

content_badami : belur.jpg

  • Response Body:

201 - Created

{
    "data": [
      {
        "type": "workitem_attachments",
        "id": "drivepilot/DP-1285/5-badami.jpg",
        "links": {
            "self": "https://myHost/rest/v1/projects/drivepilot/workitems/DP-1285/attachments/5-badami.jpg",
            "content": "https://myHost/rest/v1/projects/drivepilot/workitems/DP-1285/attachments/5-badami.jpg/content"
        }
    }, 
      {
        "type": "workitem_attachments",
        "id": "drivepilot/DP-1285/6-belur.jpg",
        "links": {
            "self": "https://myHost/polarion/rest/v1/projects/drivepilot/workitems/DP-1285/attachments/6-belur.jpg",
            "content": "https://myHost/polarion/rest/v1/projects/drivepilot/workitems/DP-1285/attachments/6-belur.jpg/content"
        }
    }
  ]
}

Patch the content and title of an Attachment

Description: Updates the Attachments of a specified Work Item.

  • Example Request:

    PATCH https://myHost/polarion/rest/v1/projects/drivepilot/workitems/DP-1285/attachments/7-everest.png

  • Request Body:

Resource - (Object)

{
    "data": {
        "type": "workitem_attachments",
        "id": "drivepilot/DP-1285/7-everest.png",
        "attributes": {
            "title": "Updated"
        }
    }
}

Content - (binary) (science.jpg)

  • Response Body:

204 - No content

Insert a Document Attachment to the Document content

Attachments that were created for a Document using a POST request do not appear in the Document's content, but they are displayed in the Attachments sidebar. To add them to the Document's content, update the homePageContent field of the Document (with the PATCH Document endpoint).

To update the Document's content, add an <img src="attachment:attachment_id"/> element to the desired position.

Note

The whole value of homePageContent needs to be sent in the request body, you cannot send the updated or inserted part only.

  • Example Request:

    PATCH https://hostname/polarion/rest/v1/projects/{projectId}/spaces/{spaceId}/documents/{documentId}

  • Request Body:

{  
  "data":{ 
    "type":"documents",
    "id":"projectId/spaceId/documentId", 
    "attributes":{   
      "homePageContent":{
        "type":"text/html",        
        "value": "...<img src=\"attachment:myAttachment.pdf\" style=\"max-width: 250px;\"/>..."
      } 
    }
  }
}

Managing users and setting a license

Create users

When creating users, the endpoint is POST /users.

In the following two examples, the newly created global user accounts return the 201 response after successfully creating a user.

Create a single user

  • Example Request:

    POST http://myHost/polarion/rest/v1/users

  • Request Body:

{
  "data": [
    {
      "type": "users",
      "attributes": {
        "initials": "RU",
        "name": "Rest, User",
        "id": "rest-user",
        "email": "rest.user@example.com",
        "disabledNotifications": true
      }
    }
  ]
}
  • Response Body:

201 Created

{
  "data": [
    {
      "type": "users",
      "id": "rest-user",
      "links": {
        "self": "https://myHost/polarion/rest/v1/users/rest-user"
      }
    }
  ]
}

Create a multiple users

  • Example Request:

    POST http://myHost/polarion/rest/v1/users

  • Request Body:

{
  "data": [
    {
      "type": "users",
      "attributes": {
        "initials": "RU1",
        "name": "Rest, User1",
        "id": "rest-user1",
        "email": "rest.user1@example.com",
        "disabledNotifications": true
      }
    },{
      "type": "users",
      "attributes": {
        "initials": "RU2",
        "name": "Rest, User2",
        "id": "rest-user2",
        "email": "rest.user2@example.com",
        "disabledNotifications": true
      }
    }
  ]
}
  • Response Body:

201 Created

{
  "data": [
    {
      "type": "users",
       "id": "rest-user1",
       "links": {
         "self": "https://myHost/polarion/rest/v1/users/rest-user1"
       }
     },{
      "type": "users",
       "id": "rest-user1",
       "links": {
         "self": "https://myHost/polarion/rest/v1/users/rest-user2"
      }
    }
  ]
}

Set license

When setting licenses, the endpoint is POST /users/{userId}/actions/setLicense.

In the following examples, the Polarion license is assigned to the user. The 204 response is returned when successfully assigning a license to the user.

Note

You can assign a license to any user via the REST API as long as they do not already have one. When attempting to set a license to a user that already has one results in a 400 Bad Request response.

Set a concurrent license

  • Example Request:

    POST https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/users/admin/actions/setLicense

  • Request Body:

{
  "license": "ALM",
  "group": "group name",
  "concurrent": true
}
  • Response Body:

204 - No content

Set a named license

  • Example Request:

    POST https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/users/admin/actions/setLicense

  • Request Body:

{
  "license": "QA",
  "concurrent": false
}
  • Response Body:

204 - No content

User avatar

To fetch your user avatar use the GET .../user/{ID}/actions/getAvatar endpoint. If you do not have an avatar, the system returns the avatar of the default user.

To create and update your avatar, you can use the POST .../user/{ID}/actions/updateAvatar endpoint. If you send empty data, the avatar is cleared. The maximum allowed size for an avatar file is 50 KB. The file must be in one of the following file formats:

  • .jpg

  • .png

  • .jpeg

  • .gif

Perform workflow action

You can also change the workflow status of a Work Item via the REST API by using the workflowAction URL parameter in a PATCH request. The value of the parameter is the ID of the selected action defined in the Workflow configuration.

Perform Workflow action on a Work Item

  • Example Request:

    PATCH http://myHost/polarion/rest/v1/projects/projectId/workitems/workItemId?workflowAction=start_progress

  • Request Body (The same as a regular Work Item PATCH):

{
    "data": {
        "type": "workitems",
        "id": "projectId/workItemId",
        "attributes": {
            "title": "Title after start_progress action"
        },
        "relationships": {
            "assignee": {
                "data": [
                  {
                    "id": "admin",
                    "type": "users"
                }
              ]
            }
        }
    }
  }
}
  • If the workflow change is not allowed based on the current status, the action generates the following exception:
{
    "errors": [
      {
        "status": "400",
        "title": "Bad Request",
        "detail": "The workflow action 'start_progress' was not found.",
        "source": {
            "parameter": "workflowAction"
        }
    }
  ]
}

Perform a Workflow action on a Document

  • Example Request:

    PATCH http://myHost/polarion/rest/v1/projects/projectId/spaces/spaceId/documents/documentId?workflowAction=publish

  • Request Body (The same as a regular Work Item PATCH):

{
    "data": {
        "type": "documents",
        "id": "projectId/spaceId/documentId",
        "attributes": {
            "title": "Title after publish action"
        }
    }
}

Work Items

Watches

To update Watches for a Work Item, set the list of Watches in the Relationship section of a PATCH request. To add a new user as a Watcher, the entire original list of Watchers must be set with the new added value.

  • Example Request:

    PATCH https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/projects/projectId/workitems/workItemId

  • Request Body (The same as a regular Work Item PATCH):

{
    "data": {
        "type": "workitems",
        "id": "projectId/workItemId",
        "relationships": {
            "watches": {
                "data": [
                  {
                    "type": "users",
                    "id": "userId"
                }
              ]
            }
        }
    }
}
  • To remove all Watches, leave the Watches array empty or use the delete relationships endpoint.

Request Body:

{
    "data": {
        "type": "workitems",
        "id": "projectId/workItemId",
        "relationships": {
            "watches": {
                "data": []
            }
        }
    }
}

Test Steps

You can manage the Test Case Test Steps by using the teststeps **Work Item endpoints. The step ID is the index of the row of the Test Steps table. The index starts from 1 (the first row is 1, not 0).

Fetching a single Test Step

  • Example Request:

    GET https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/projects/projectId/workitems/workItemId/teststeps/2?fields[teststeps]=@basic

  • Response Body:

{
  "data": {
    "type": "teststeps",
    "id": "projectId/workItemId/2", 
    "attributes": {
      "index": "2",
      "keys": [
        "step",
        "description",
        "expectedResult"
      ],
      "values": [
        {
          "type": "text/html",
          "value": "step two"
        },
        {
          "type": "text/html",
          "value": "step description two"
        },
        {
          "type": "text/html",
          "value": "expected result two"
        }
      ]
    },
      "links": {
        "self": "http://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/projects/projectId/workitems/workItemId/teststeps/2"
    }
  }
}

Adding Test Steps collections

  • Example Request:

    POST ..projects/projectId/workitems/workItemId/teststeps

  • Request Body:

{
  "data": [
    {
      "type": "teststeps",
      "attributes": {
        "keys": [
          "Step", "Description", "Result"
        ],
        "values": [
          {
            "type": "text/html",
            "value": "step 1"
          },
          {
            "type": "text/html",
            "value": "description 1"
          },
          {
            "type": "text/html",
            "value": "result 1"
          }
        ]
      }
    },
    {
      "type": "teststeps",
      "attributes": {
        "keys": [
          "Step", "Description", "Result"
        ],
        "values": [
          {
            "type": "text/html",
            "value": "step 2"
          },
          {
            "type": "text/html",
            "value": "description 2"
          },
          {
            "type": "text/html",
            "value": "result 2"
          }
        ]
      }
    }
  ]
}
  • Request Body:

201 - Created

{
  "data": [
    {
      "type": "teststeps",
      "id": "projectId/workItemId/1",
      "links": {
        "self": "http://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/projects/projectId/workitems/workItemId/teststeps/1"
        }
    },
    {
      "type": "teststeps",
      "id": "projectId/workItemId/2",
      "links": {
        "self": "http://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/projects/projectId/workitems/workItemId/teststeps/2"
      }
    }
  ]
}

Custom field table

You can manage the Work Item table fields (table type custom fields) by using the primary Work Item endpoint. There can be several table fields.

  • Example Request:

    PATCH ..projects/projectId/workitems/workItemId

  • Request Body:

{
  "data": {
      "type": "workitems",
      "id": "projectId/workItemId",
    "attributes": {
      "CarTable": {
        "keys": [
          "carbrands",
          "carModels",
          "carYear"
        ],
        "rows": [
          {
            "values": [
            {
              "type": "text/html",
              "value": "mercedes"
            },
            {
              "type": "text/html",
              "value": "E250"
            },
            {
              "type": "text/html",
              "value": "2021"
            }
          ]
        },
        {
          "values": [
              {
                "type": "text/html",
                "value": "mercedes"
              },
              {
                "type": "text/html",
                "value": "e500"
              },
              {
                "type": "text/html",
                "value": "2012"
              }
            ]
          }
        ]
      }
    }
  }
}

Changing the type

To change the type of a Work Item, use the patch Work Item endpoint that specifies the changeTypeTo query parameter. If the new type requires you to fill in certain fields, you receive an error message that list the required fields.

Warning

DO NOT change the type of a Work Item and perform a workflow action at the same time.

  • Example Request:

    PATCH /polarion/rest/v1/projects/MYPROJECT/workitems/workItemId?changeTypeTo=something

  • Request Body:

{
    "data": {
      "type": "workitems",
      "id": "MYPROJECT/workItemId",
      "attributes": {}
    }
}

Get workflow actions

You can use the getWorkflowActions Work Item action endpoint to get a list of all workflow actions for a Work Item. It returns the list of actions in accordance with the workflow assigned to the Work Item type in the project settings. The data includes a reason for unavailability of unavailable actions.

  • Example Request:

    GET /rest/v1/projects/projectId/workitems/workItemId/actions/getWorkflowActions

  • Request Body:

{
    "links": {
        "self": "http://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/projects/projectId/workitems/workItemId/actions/getWorkflowActions",
        "first": "http://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/projects/projectId/workitems/workItemId/actions/getWorkflowActions?page%5Bnumber%5D=1",
        "last": "http://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/projects/projectId/workitems/workItemId/actions/getWorkflowActions?page%5Bnumber%5D=1"
    },
    "data": [
        {
            "id": "6",
            "available": true,
            "isSignatureRequired": true,
            "isAddingSignature": true,
            "nativeActionId": "quickly_accept",
            "name": "Quickly Accept",
            "requiredFields": [
                "initialEstimate"
            ],
            "targetStatus": "accepted",
            "requiredRoles": [
                "admin"
            ]
        },
        {
            "id": "7",
            "available": true,
            "nativeActionId": "reject",
            "name": "Reject",
            "requiredFields": [
                "resolution"
            ],
            "targetStatus": "rejected"
        },
        {
            "id": "8",
            "nativeActionId": "reviewed",
            "name": "Review",
            "targetStatus": "reviewed",
            "unavailableReason": "Configured workflow condition 'FieldNonEmpty' is not met because Work Item field 'Remaining Estimate' is empty. \nWorkflow transition cannot occur until this condition is satisfied."
        }
    ]
}

Work Item type icon

The icon of a Work Item can be fetched in two steps:

  1. Get the type of the Work Item.

  2. Get the enumeration item with its icon.

  3. Example Request:

    GET https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/projects/projectId/workitems/workItemId?fields[workitems]=type

  4. Response Body:

{
  "links": {
    "self": "https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/projects/projectId/workitems/workItemId?fields%5Bworkitems%5D=type"   },
  "data": {
    "type": "workitems",
    "id": "projectId/workItemId",
    "attributes": {
      "type": "workpackage"
    }
  }
}
  • Example Request:

    GET https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/projects/projectId/enumerations/~/workitem-type/~

  • Response Body:

{
  "links": {
    "self": "https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/projects/projectId/enumerations/~/workitem-type/~"   },
    "data": {
      "type": "enumerations",
      "id": "projectId/~/workitem-type/~",
      "attributes": {
        "options": [
                {
          "id": "workpackage",
          "name": "Work Package",
          "color": "#F1ED92",
          "description": "A set of actions that need to be taken to fulfill a goal.",
          "iconURL": "/polarion/icons/default/enums/type_userstory.gif"
        }
      ],
      "enumName": "workitem-type"
    },
      "links": {
      "self": "https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/projects/UKDrivePilot/enumerations/%7E/workitem-type/%7E"
    }
  }
}

Plans and Plan templates

You can manage Plans and Plan templates on a project level.

To only fetch Plan templates, you have to parametrize the GET request: ?templates=true.

Create a Plan

  • Example Request:

    POST https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/projects/elibrary/plans

  • Response Body:

{
  "data": [
    {
      "type": "plans",
      "attributes": {
        "id" : "plan2",
        "isTemplate" : false
      },
      "relationships": {
        "template": {
          "data": {
            "type": "plans",
            "id": "elibrary/release"
          }
        }
      }
    }
  ]
}

Adding Planned Work Items

Use the workitems relationship of the Plan to add a Work Item to the Plan.

  • Example Request:

    POST https://.../plans/{planId}/relationships/workItems

  • Response Body:

{
  "data": [
    { "type": "workitems", "id": "{projectId}/{workitemId}" },
    { "type": "workitems", "id": "{projectId}/{workitemId}" }
  ]
}

Project management

The REST layer provides endpoints to create, mark, move, unmark, or delete a project. These actions can take a longer time, because they run as a Polarion Job (Asynchronous Request Reply pattern). The complete process is executed as a two-step process.

  1. The action is started and you receive the 202 Accepted response if the process starts successfully. The response also sends the jobId of the Polarion Job which is started, along with a link to the job log.

  2. The state and status of the action has to be obtained through the jobs/{jobId} endpoint. If the job finished successfully, the job response contains a project relationship to the changed object.

  3. Example Request (start of creating a project):

    POST /projects/actions/createProject

  4. Request Body:

{
  "projectId": "TEST",
  "location": "/TEST",
  "trackerPrefix":"TEST",
  "templateId": "alm_drivepilot_template"
}
  • Response Body:
{
  "data": {
    "type": "jobs",
    "id": "b512ab11-0af928a3-2b7551ee-8b3ac7d2",
    "attributes": {
      "jobId": "b512ab11-0af928a3-2b7551ee-8b3ac7d2",     
      "name": "Creating project TEST",
      "state": "RUNNING"
    },
    "links": {
      "self": "http://localhost:8888/polarion/rest/v1/jobs/b512ab11-0af928a3-2b7551ee-8b3ac7d2",
      "log": "http://localhost:8888//polarion/job-report%3FjobId=b512ab11-0af928a3-2b7551ee-8b3ac7d2"
    }
  }
}
  • Example Request (create a project job state and status):

    GET /rest/v1/jobs/b512ab11-0af928a3-2b7551ee-8b3ac7d2?fields[jobs]=@all&fields[projects]=@all&include=project

  • Response Body:

{
  "links": {
    "self": "http://localhost:8888/polarion/rest/v1/jobs/b512ab11-0af928a3-2b7551ee-8b3ac7d2?fields%5Bjobs%5D=%40all&fields%5Bprojects%5D=%40all&include=project"
  },
    "data": {
      "type": "jobs",
      "id": "b512ab11-0af928a3-2b7551ee-8b3ac7d2",
      "attributes": {
        "jobId": "b512ab11-0af928a3-2b7551ee-8b3ac7d2",
        "name": "Creating project TEST",
        "state": "FINISHED",
        "status": {
          "type": "OK"
        }
      },
      "relationships": {
        "project": {
          "data": {
            "type": "projects",
            "id": "TEST"
          }
        }
      },
      "links": {
        "self": "http://localhost:8888/polarion/rest/v1/jobs/b512ab11-0af928a3-2b7551ee-8b3ac7d2",
        "log": "http://localhost:8888//polarion/job-report%3FjobId=b512ab11-0af928a3-2b7551ee-8b3ac7d2"
      }
    },
      "included": [
        {
          "type": "projects",
          "id": "TEST",
          "attributes": {
            "id": "TEST",
            "name": "TEST",
            "description": {
              "type": "text/plain",               "value": "This model project demonstrates how an actual project might be set up using the 'V-Model Project' template."
            },
            "active": true,
            "trackerPrefix": "MYP",             "icon": "/polarion/icons/default/topicIcons/App_984-demo-drive-pilot.svg",             "color": "#2A989B"
          },
            "links": {               "self": "http://localhost:8888/polarion/rest/v1/projects/MYPROJECT"             }     }
  ]
}

Work Items in Documents

The fact that a Work Item resides in a Document is represented by a relationship module pointing to the corresponding Document resource. If this relationship does not have a value, it is not present in the response when fetching the Work Item resource, which indicates that the Work Item exists outside of any Document.

Work Item action endpoints are provided to move Work Items into, out of, and between Documents.

Create a Work Item in a Document

Specifying the module relationship when creating a Work Item means that the new Work Item is created in the given Document if the authenticated user has the permission to modify that Document (com.polarion.persistence.object.Module.modifyContent).

  • Example Request:

    POST https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/projects/myProject/workitems

  • Request Body:

{
  "data": [
    {
      "type": "workitems",
      "attributes": {
        ...
      },
      "relationships": {
        "module": {
          "data": {
            "type": "documents",
            "id": "myProject/mySpace/MyDocument"
          }
        },
        ...
      }
    }
  ]
}

The Work Item is created in the Document's recycle bin by default. To make it actually appear in the Document's content, a separate REST API call is needed to create the corresponding workitem Document Part. See Document Parts for more details.

The module relationship of a Work Item cannot be modified via a PATCH request. The following sections discuss how to move Work Items between Documents.

Move a Work Item from a Document

To move a Work Item from a Document, send the following request without a request body and any parameters:

POST  https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/projects/{projectId}/workitems/{workItemId}/actions/moveFromDocument 

The move was successful if the 204 - No Content response code is displayed.

Move a Work Item to a Document or between Documents

To move a Work Item to a Document (if it was not included in a Document previously), or to move a Work Item between Documents, send the following request and request body:

  • Example Request:

    POST https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/projects/{projectId}/workitems/{workItemId}/actions/moveToDocument

  • Request Body:

{
  "targetDocument": "myProjectId/mySpaceId/myDocumentId",
  "previousPart": "myProjectId/mySpaceId/myDocumentId/myPartId1",
  "nextPart": "myProjectId/mySpaceId/myDocumentId/myPartId2"
}

The previousPart and nextPart parameters are used to specify the position of the moved Work Item in the new Document, either by pointing to the part that it should either follow or precede. Only one of the previousPart/nextPart parameters can be specified, and it must be the ID of an existing part of the target Document. If you do not specify neither previousPart nor nextPart, then the Work Item part is added at the end of the target Document.

The move was successful if the 204 - No Content response code is displayed.

Documents

Polarion REST API provides ways to read, create, and manipulate Documents.

Document content can be read, set, or updated using the homePageContent field of the documents resource, or by using the endpoints for working with the structured document_parts.

Creating Documents

The following is an example of a request to create a new Document in the default space of the myProject project:

  • Example Request:

    POST /polarion/rest/v1/projects/myProject/spaces/_default/documents

  • Request Body:

{
  "data": [{
    "type": "documents",
    "attributes": {
      "moduleName": "myDocument", // the ID, required
      "title": "My Document",  // not required, derived from moduleName if absent
      "type": "req_specification", // value required to enable custom fields and workflow
      "structureLinkRole": "has_parent", // required
     "renderingLayouts": [{
          "type": "requirement",
          "label": "Default Requirement Layout",
          "layouter": "paragraph",
          "properties": [{
              "key": "fieldsAtEnd",
              "value": "severity,status"
            },
            {
              "key": "fieldsAtStart",
              "value": "id"
            }
          ]
        }],
      "usesOutlineNumbering": true,
      "outlineNumbering": {
          "prefix": "MYDOC"
       },
      "homePageContent": {
          "type": "text/html",
          "value": "<h1>My Document</h1>\n<p id=\"polarion_template_1\">First paragraph.</p>\n"
       }
     }
  }]
}

The renderingLayouts value is not required, but we recommend you set it for new Documents, or add it to the Document resource later using PATCH so that the Work Items in those Documents are rendered as desired.

paragraph is the default value for the layouter field. Other possible values are as follows:

  • default

  • paragraph

  • section

  • titleTestSteps

  • titleDescTestSteps

Document content

The homePageContent attribute specifies the content of the Document in the Polarion DLE HTML format. If this attribute is missing, REST API automatically creates a single empty paragraph ready to be updated with content via the User Interface or subsequent API calls.

Note

Explicitly sending null or "" as the homePageContent may create a non-editable Document. When creating or updating Documents, there is only limited validation of the provided homePageContent value. If there is some malformed markup or paragraph parts IDs are missing, the change can be saved without errors but it will cause problems when you read the Document by parts. As a solution, either update the Document with a fixed homePageContent value, or alternatively open, edit, and save the Document using the Document-like Editor in the Polarion User Interface.

Using PATCH to update the Document content

PATCH https://hostname/polarion/rest/v1/projects/{projectId}/spaces/{spaceId}/documents/{documentId}

  • Example Request:
{
   "data":{
      "type":"documents",
      "id":"projectId/spaceId/documentId",
      "attributes":{
         "homePageContent":{
            "type":"text/html",
            "value":"<p id=\"polarion_template_0\">This is a text</p><p id=\"polarion_1\"><span style=\"font-size: 10pt;\">Welcome to <span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">Polarion Rest API</span></span></p>"
         }
      }
   }
}
  • Request Body:
204 - no content

Create and update Headings as part of the Document content

When updating a Document's homePageContent, you can include HTML elements that represent headings and their text. Such HTML parts are automatically converted to Heading Work Items when you save them.

Create and update Headings as part of the Document content

PATCH https://hostname/polarion/rest/v1/projects/{projectId}/spaces/{spaceId}/documents/{documentId}

  • Example Request:
{
   "data":{
      "type":"documents",
      "id":"projectId/spaceId/documentId",
      "attributes":{
         "homePageContent":{
            "type":"text/html",
            "value":"<h1>Title</h1><h2>Heading 1</h2><div class=\"heading-12\">Heading level 11</div>"
         }
      }
   }
}
  • Request Body:
204 - no content

Document Parts

A Document Part is the object representation of a top-level HTML node of the Document content. There are different Document Part types that represent different elements inside the Document:

Document element HTML example Type REST ID example
Heading <h1 id="polarion_wiki macro name=module-workitem;params=id=DPP-100"></h1> OR (for headings bigger than h6) <div class="heading-7" id="polarion_wiki macro name=module-workitem;params=id=DPP-100"></div> heading heading_DPP-100
Work Item (Document Work Item) <div id="polarion_wiki macro name=module-workitem;params=id=DPP-120"></div> workitem workitem_DPP-120
Work Item (Referenced) <div id="polarion_wiki macro name=module-workitem;params=id=DPP-120\|external=true"></div> workitem workitem_DPP-123_project_drivepilot
Wiki block <div id="polarion_editor_html_block46" class="polarion-dle-wiki-block"> ... </div> wikiblock wikiblock_46
Page break <div id="polarion_wiki macro name=page_break;params=uid=6" contentEditable="false" data-is-landscape="false"></div> pagebreak pagebreak_6
Table of contents <div id="polarion_wiki macro name=toc"></div> toc toc
Table of figures <div id="polarion_wiki macro name=tof;params=uid=43"></div> tof tof_43
Table <table id="polarion_wiki macro name=table;params=uid=2133" class="polarion-Document-table" style="..."> <tbody> ... <tbody> </table> table table_2133
Other (paragraphs, lists, and so on) <p id="polarion_416"> ... </p> normal polarion_416
  • GET List of Document Parts - returns Document homePageContent as a list of Document Parts elements.

  • GET Document Part - returns specified Document Part by element ID.

  • POST Work Item as Document Part - inserts Work Item from the Document recycle bin to a right place in the Document.

Post Work Item as Document Part

To POST a Work Item as a Document Part send the following request:

Post Work Item as Document Part

POST https://hostname/polarion/rest/v1/projects/{projectId}/spaces/{spaceId}/documents/{documentId}/parts

  • Example Request:
{
  "data": [
    {
      "type": "document_parts",
      "attributes": {
        "type": "workitem"
      },
      "relationships": {
        "nextPart": {
          "data": {
            "type": "document_parts",
            "id": "projectId/spaceId/documentId/nextPartId"
          }
        },
        "previousPart": {
          "data": {
            "type": "document_parts",
            "id": "projectId/spaceId/documentId/previousPartId"
          }
        },
        "workItem": {
          "data": {
            "type": "workitems",
            "id": "projectId/workItemId"
          }
        }
      }
    }
  ]
}

Note

Only one of the previousPart/nextPart fields can be specified. If previousPart/nextPart is not specified, the Work Item is inserted at the end of the Document content.

The specified Work Item already has to exist and be present in the Document's recycle bin. See Create a Work Item in a Document for more information..

  • Response Body:
{
  "data": [
    {
      "type": "document_parts",
      "id": "projectId/spaceId/documentId/partId",
      "links": {
        "self": "https://hostname/polarion/rest/v1/projects/projectId/spaces/spaceId/documents/documentId/parts/documentPartId"
      }
    }
  ]
}

POST Document Part with level

The POST Document Parts endpoint provides the possibility to specify the indent level for the new Document Part. The default level is 0. You can change the level of an already existing Document Part by PATCHing the Document homePageContent.

POST Document Part with level

POST https://hostname/polarion/rest/v1/projects/{projectId}/spaces/{spaceId}/documents/{documentId}/parts

  • Example Request:
{
  "data": [
    {
      "type": "document_parts",

             "level": 1,
      "attributes": {
        "type": "workitem"
      },
      "relationships": {

        "previousPart": {
          "data": {
            "type": "document_parts",
            "id": "projectId/spaceId/documentId/previousPartId"
          }
        },

        "workItem": {
          "data": {
            "type": "workitems",
            "id": "projectId/workItemId"
          }
        }
      }
    }
  ]
}
  • Response Body
{
  "data": [
    {
      "type": "document_parts",
      "id": "projectId/spaceId/documentId/partId",
      "links": {
        "self": "https://hostname/polarion/rest/v1/projects/projectId/spaces/spaceId/documents/documentId/parts/documentPartId"
      }
    }
  ]
}

Document comments

You can fetch, update (resolve or reopen), and create Document comments via Document Comments endpoints. You can create Replies comments by a POST endpoint specifying the parentComment relationship. Without that relationship a top-level comment is created. A new top-level comment created by Rest API appears as Unreferenced, meaning that it does not appear in the Document's content. To add it to the content, also update the homePageContent field of the Document (by PATCH Document endpoint). For example, the comment is created at first:

  • Example Request:
POST https://hostname/polarion/rest/v1/projects/{projectId}/spaces/{spaceId}/documents/{documentId}/comments
  • Request Body
{
  "data": [
    {
      "type": "document_comments",
      "attributes": {
        "text": {
          "type": "text/html",
          "value": "My text value"
        }
      },
      "relationships": {
        "author": {
          "data": {
            "type": "users",
            "id": "userId"
          }
        }
      }
    }
  ]
}

And then the Document's content is updated by adding a <span id="polarion-comment:created_comment_id"></span> element to the desired position.

Note

The whole value of homePageContent needs to be sent in the request body, you cannot send the updated or inserted part only.

  • Example Request:
PATCH https://hostname/polarion/rest/v1/projects/{projectId}/spaces/{spaceId}/documents/{documentId}
  • Request Body
{
  "data":{
     "type":"documents",
     "id":"projectId/spaceId/documentId",  
     "attributes":{ 
        "homePageContent":{  
           "type":"text/html",  
           "value":"...<span id=\"polarion-comment:1\"></span>..." 
        } 
      } 
   } 
}

Note

If the new top-level comment is to be placed in some of the Document's Work Items, the description of the corresponding Work Item resource has to be updated with the same span element instead of Document's content.

Branch Documents

Branch a single Document

To branch a Document, use the Document's resource URL and send a POST request with a special request body like the example below. You can include the revision URL parameter to create a from a specific revision. Without the revision parameter, it will branch from the HEAD. You can also include query in the request body field to specify the Work Items to branch.

  • Example Request:
POST https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/projects/myProject/spaces/mySpace/documents/MyDocument/actions/branch?revision=2345
  • Request Body
{
    "targetProjectId": "myOtherProject",
    "targetSpaceId": "myOtherSpace",
    "targetDocumentName": "MyDocumentBranched",
    "copyWorkflowStatusAndSignatures": false,
    "query": "status:draft"
}}
  • Response Body
{
    "data": {
        "type": "documents",
        "id": "myOtherProject/myOtherSpace/MyDocumentBranched",
        "attributes": {...},
        "relationships": {...},
        "links": {
            "self": "https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/projects/myOtherProject/spaces/myOtherSpace/documents/MyDocumentBranched"
        }
    }
}

Branch several Documents at once

To branch several Documents at once, use the /all/documents/actions/branch URL and send a POST request with a special Request Body like in the example below. This action is executed asynchronously, so in the response you receive the ID of a job that was started to perform the task. You can then use another /jobs/{jobId} endpoint to get information about the job's status. If the job finished successfully, the job response contains a documents relationship to all the branched Documents.

  • Example Request:
POST https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/all/documents/actions/branch
  • Request Body
{
  "documentConfigurations": [
    {
      "sourceDocument": "myProject/mySpace/myDocument1",
      "targetDocumentName": "myDocument1_branched"
    },
    {
      "sourceDocument": "myProject/mySpace/myDocument2",
      "targetDocumentName": "myDocument2_branched"
    }
  ]
}
  • Response Body
{
  "data": {
    "type": "jobs",
    "id": "6fb118b2-927aec93-13c0ef19-91ebc29f",
    "attributes": {
      "jobId": "6fb118b2-927aec93-13c0ef19-91ebc29f",
      "name": "Branch Documents",
      "state": "RUNNING"     },
    "links": {...}
  }
}
  • Example Request:
GET https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/jobs/6fb118b2-927aec93-13c0ef19-91ebc29f?fields[jobs]=@all
  • Response Body
{
  "links": {...},
  "data": {
    "type": "jobs",
    "id": "6fb118b2-927aec93-13c0ef19-91ebc29f",
    "attributes": {
      "jobId": "6fb118b2-927aec93-13c0ef19-91ebc29f",
      "name": "Branch Documents",
      "state": "FINISHED",
      "status": {
        "type": "OK"
      }
    },
    "relationships": {
      "documents": {
        "data": [
          {
            "type": "documents",
            "id": "myProject/mySpace/myDocument1_branched"
          },
          {
            "type": "documents",
            "id": "myProject/mySpace/myDocument2_branched"
          }
        ]
      }
    },
    "links": {...}
  }
}

Copy a Document

To copy a Document, use the Document's resource URL and send a POST request with a special request body like the example below. You can include the revision URL parameter to create a copy from a specific revision. Without the revision parameter, it will copy the HEAD revision.

  • Example Request:
POST https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/projects/myProject/spaces/mySpace/documents/MyDocument/actions/copy?revision=2345
  • Request Body
{
    "targetProjectId": "myOtherProject",
    "targetSpaceId": "myOtherSpace",
    "targetDocumentName": "MyDocumentCopied",
    "removeOutgoingLinks": true,
    "linkOriginalItemsWithRole": "duplicates"
}
  • Response Body
{
    "data": {
        "type": "documents",
        "id": "myOtherProject/myOtherSpace/MyDocumentCopied",
        "attributes": {...},
        "relationships": {...},
        "links": {
            "self": "https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/projects/myOtherProject/spaces/myOtherSpace/documents/MyDocumentCopied"
        }
    }
}

Enumerations

Enumeration resources are identified by project ID, enumeration context (Document, Plans, Testing or no context), enumeration name, and target type. Enumeration context and enumeration name together (separated by "/", if there is a context) form the enumeration ID known from Java API. See the table below for examples.

Enumeration ID (Java API) Enumeration Context Enumeration Name Target Type Note
severity severity testcase A testcase-specific enumeration of severities.
documents/document-status documents document-status A general (not specific to any Document type) configuration of Document statuses.
@document @document An object enumeration of Documents.

Note

An empty enumeration context or empty target type is represented in the REST API request URLs by the ~ path parameter (because the path parameters cannot be empty).

In the following sections we describe operations related to enumerations:

CRUD operations for the enumerations

CRUD operations are supported for enumerations, however, not all enumerations support all CRUD operations. Some enumerations are not configurable at all - there are constant enumerations (for example approval-status) or object enumerations (for example @document). Such configurations can only be read.

Options that comprise the enumeration are stored in an options attribute (so options themselves are not resources), see the example of a GET response below.

Note

inherited from the global level or from a general enumeration. Such inherited configuration cannot be modified (PATCH) or deleted (DELETE). If you want to override the inherited configuration, you need to create (POST) a new configuration for the desired project or target type.

CRUD operations for the enumerations

GET https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/projects/myProject/enumerations/~/severity/testcase
  • Response Body
{
  "links": {...},
  "data": {
    "type": "enumerations",
    "id": "drivepilot/~/severity/testcase",
    "attributes": {
      "options": [
        {
          "id": "transition",
          "name": "Transition",
          "color": "#E74C3C",
          "iconURL": "/polarion/icons/default/enums/severity_critical.gif"
        },
        {
          "id": "smoke",
          "name": "Smoke",
          "color": "#C0392B",
          "iconURL": "/polarion/icons/default/enums/severity_major.gif"
        },

        ...
      ],
      "enumName": "severity",
      "targetType": "testcase"
    },
    "links": {...}
  }
}

JAVA API fields of enumeration type are available in the REST API as either attributes or relationships (relationships are used for object-based enumerations). For every such field the REST API provides actions to get the current value of the field as a list of options, or to get available options that can be set to the field. In the following sections we will take a look at these actions in more detail.

Note that the enumeration field actions are supported even for object-based enumeration fields of JAVA API that are not yet supported as relationships, so they actually provide the only way to get their value using the REST API.

Get current options of an enumeration field

When a resource has an enumeration attribute (for example severity attribute of the workitems resource), the value of the attribute contains only the ID of the enumeration option (for example critical). To get the corresponding enumeration option with all its details, you can use the getCurrentOptions action available per field.

Note

The response always contains a list of options. For a single valued field this list has one item at most.

  • Get current options of an enumeration field
GET https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/projects/myProject/workitems/WI-123/fields/severity/actions/getCurrentOptions
  • Response Body
{
  "links": {...},
  "data": [
    {
      "id": "severity",
      "name": "Critical",
      "color": "#C0392B",
      "iconURL": "/polarion/icons/default/enums/severity_critical.gif"
    }
  ]
}

Get available options of an enumeration field

For any enumeration field there is a getAvailableOptions action that returns the options fot the corresponding enumeration. This action is provided for a particular resource instance (for example for a particular workitems resource), and also independently of any resource instance of a given target type (for example for workitems of testcase type). The latter case is useful to get the available options when creating a new resource of a given type.

The response format is exactly the same as in the case of getCurrentOptions, so we will not repeat it in the examples below.

Example

GET https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/projects/myProject/workitems/WI-123/fields/severity/actions/getAvailableOptions

Returns severity options available for the WI-123 Work Item. If the type of the Work Item is testcase, the options are found in the testcase-specific enumeration of severities (or in inherited enumeration, if that specific one is not configured).

Example

GET https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/projects/myProject/workitems/fields/severity/actions/getAvailableOptions?type=testcase

Returns severity options available for Work Items of the testcase type in the myProject project. The options are found in the testcase-specific enumeration of severities (or in inherited enumeration, if that specific one is not configured).

Read available enumeration icons

Available enumeration icons are also resources in the REST API. There are endpoints to get the default icons and custom icons (which can be configured per project or globally).

  • Return all default icons
GET https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/enumerations/defaulticons?fields[icons]=@all
  • Response Body
{
  "links": {...},
  "data": [
    {
      "type": "icons",
      "id": "default/CMMI_stakeholders.gif",
      "attributes": {
        "path": "/polarion/icons/default/enums/CMMI_stakeholders.gif",
        "iconUrl": "https://myhost/polarion/icons/default/enums/CMMI_stakeholders.gif"
      },
      "links": {...}
    },
    ...
 ],
  "meta": {...}
}

Create enumeration icons

You can create icons for enumerations in the Project or Global context.

Note

You cannot create default icons. The size of icons cannot exceed 16x16 pixels.

  • Create enumeration icons
POST https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/enumerations/icons
  • Request Body
{
  "data": [
    {
      "type": "icons"
    },
    {
      "type": "icons"
    }
  ]
}
files- (Array) - twitter.png, facebook.png (Icon files)
  • Response Body
{
  "data": [
    {
      "type": "icons",
      "id": "group/facebook.png",
      "links": {
        "self": "https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/enumerations/icons/facebook.png"
    }
    },
    {
      "type": "icons",
      "id": "group/twitter.png",
      "links": {
        "self": "https:/myhost/polarion/rest/v1/enumerations/icons/twitter.png"
      }
    }
  ]
}

Test Management

Test Management encompasses the artifacts which are instrumental in providing testing-related functionality. Endpoints are provided for the following artifacts:

  • Test Run

  • Test Run template

  • Test Run attachment

  • Test Run comment

  • Test Parameter definition

  • Test Parameter

  • Test Record

  • Test Record attachment

  • Test Step Result

  • Test Step Result attachment

The endpoint for fetching Test Runs and Test Run templates is the same. The value of the templates query parameter decides whether to fetch Test Run templates or Test Runs.

Test Records

In the Polarion application, Test Records are created as a result of the execution of Test Cases. The execution action performs an automatic verification, creates artifacts (for example Defects), and relates them in the background. The execution action is currently not supported on the REST endpoints, so you have to use multiple endpoints to execute and create executed Test Records.

For example, if the Defect that is created when a Test Case fails (since the system is configured to automatically create a Defect if a Test Record fails), the Defect has to be created manually and specified as input relation while creating Test Records.

Test Records are zero indexed on the REST layer.

You have to specify the testCaseRevision parameter if you have to create or update a Test Record with a specific revision of the Test Case.

Test execution using signed context is not yet supported on the REST layer.

Create Test Records

  • Example Request
POST https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/projects/myProject/testruns/myTestRun/testrecords
  • Request Body
{
  "data": [
    {
      "type": "testrecords",
      "attributes": {
        "comment": {
          "type": "text/html",
          "value": "my comment"
        },
        "duration": 0,
        "executed": "2023-01-01T00:00:00Z",
        "result": "failed"
      },
      "relationships": {
        "defect": {
          "data": {
            "type": "workitems",
            "id": "myProject/myDefectId"
          }
        },
        "executedBy": {
          "data": {
            "type": "users",
            "id": "MyUserId"
          }
        },
        "testCase": {
          "data": {
            "type": "workitems",
            "id": "myProject/myTestCase"
          }
        }
      }
    }
  ]
}
  • Response Body
{
  "data": [
    {
      "type": "testrecords",
      "id": "myProject/myTestRun/myProject/myTestcase/0",
      "links": {
        "self": "https://myHost/polarion/rest/v1/projects/myProject/testruns/myTestRun/testrecords/myProject/myTestcase/0"
      }
    }
  ]
}

Test Parameter Definition

Test Parameter Definitions define the name of the parameter. Test Parameter Definitions can be added to a Library, Project, and also to Test Runs.

Test Parameter

The value added to a Test Parameter Definition is the Test Parameter. Test Parameters can be added to Test Runs and Test Records.

Import Test Results

The REST layer provides endpoints to import Test Results in XUnit and Excel formats. Since the import process can take a long time to complete, the process is run as a Polarion Job (Asynchronous Request Reply pattern). The complete process is executed as a two-step process:

  1. The import process is started and you receive the 202 Accepted response if the process started successfully. The response also sends the jobId of the Polarion Job which is started, along with a link to the job log

  2. The state and status of the import process has to be obtained through the jobs/{jobId} endpoint.

  3. Example Request (beginning of import)

POST https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/projects/myProject/testruns/myTestRun/actions/importXUnitTestResults
  • Response Body (202 Accepted)
{
  "data": {
    "type": "jobs",
    "id": "8dd9cae6-927aec93-66855dab-098a0106",
    "attributes": {
      "jobId": "8dd9cae6-927aec93-66855dab-098a0106",
      "name": "Import of test results",
      "state": "RUNNING"
    },
    "links": {
      "self": "https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/jobs/8dd9cae6-927aec93-66855dab-098a0106",
      "log": "https://myhost/polarion/job-report?jobId=8dd9cae6-927aec93-66855dab-098a0106"
    }
  }
}
  • Example Request (import job state and status)
GET https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/jobs/8dd9cae6-927aec93-66855dab-098a0106
  • Response Body (200 OK)
{
  "links": {
    "self": "https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/jobs/8dd9cae6-927aec93-66855dab-098a0106"
  },
  "data": {
    "type": "jobs",
    "id": "8dd9cae6-927aec93-66855dab-098a0106",
    "attributes": {
      "jobId": "8dd9cae6-927aec93-66855dab-098a0106",
      "name": "Import of test results",
      "state": "FINISHED",
      "status": {
        "type": "OK"
      }
    },
    "links": {
      "self": "https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/jobs/8dd9cae6-927aec93-66855dab-098a0106",
      "log": "https://myhost/polarion/job-report?jobId=8dd9cae6-927aec93-66855dab-098a0106"
    }
  }
}

Export Tests to Excel

You can export Test Results using the exportTestsToExcel endpoint. You can control the output of the export by supplying the following parameters in the Request Body:

  • query (a Lucene query to select Test Cases to export)

  • sortby (the sort criteria for the content of the export)

  • template (the template to use for the export)

  • Example Request (beginning of export)

POST https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/projects/myProject/testruns/myTestRun/actions/exportTestsToExcel
  • Response Body (202 Accepted)
{
  "data": {
    "type": "jobs",
    "id": "8e496cc1-927aec93-7f1efe40-eed209a9",
    "attributes": {
      "jobId": "8e496cc1-927aec93-7f1efe40-eed209a9",
      "name": "Export (xlsx: Microsoft Excel Tests)",
      "state": "RUNNING"
    },
    "links": {
      "self": "https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/jobs/8e496cc1-927aec93-7f1efe40-eed209a9",
      "log": "https://myhost/polarion/job-report?jobId=8e496cc1-927aec93-7f1efe40-eed209a9"
    }
  }
}
  • Example Request (export job state and status)
GET https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/jobs/8e496cc1-927aec93-7f1efe40-eed209a9
  • Response Body (200 OK)
{
  "links": {
    "self": "https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/jobs/8e496cc1-927aec93-7f1efe40-eed209a9"
  },
  "data": {
    "type": "jobs",
    "id": "8e496cc1-927aec93-7f1efe40-eed209a9",
    "attributes": {
      "jobId": "8e496cc1-927aec93-7f1efe40-eed209a9",
      "name": "Export (xlsx: Microsoft Excel Tests)",
      "state": "FINISHED",
      "status": {
        "type": "OK"
      }
    },
    "links": {
      "self": "https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/jobs/8e496cc1-927aec93-7f1efe40-eed209a9",
      "log": "https://myhost/polarion/job-report?jobId=8e496cc1-927aec93-7f1efe40-eed209a9",
      "downloads": [
        "https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/jobs/8e496cc1-927aec93-7f1efe40-eed209a9/filename/tests.xlsx"
      ]
    }
  }
}
  • Example Request (to download the exported content)
GET https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/jobs/8e496cc1-927aec93-7f1efe40-eed209a9/actions/download/tests.xlsx

Page parameter values

Polarion Info Pages and LiveReport Pages can be accessed through the Polarion REST API to read and update their properties and default parameter values. (Accessing or modifying the page content is not possible. Working with Page attachments is possible, see Attachments.)

Get Page parameters

Page parameters show among fields as special attributes with the parameter_ prefix, but only if the particular page parameter has a non-empty default value set and it was explicitly requested to be fetched, or fields[pages]=@all was used.

  • Example Request (export job state and status)
GET https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/projects/myProject/spaces/_default/pages/MyInfoPage?fields[pages]=@basic,parameter_severity
  • Response Body
{
    "links": {
        "self": "https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/projects/myProject/spaces/_default/pages/MyPage?fields%5Bpages%5D=%40basic%2Cparameter_severity"
    },
    "data": {
        "type": "pages",
        "id": "myProject/_default/MyPage",
        "attributes": {
            "pageName": "MyPage",
            "spaceId": "_default",
            "title": "My Report Page",
            "parameter_severity": "basic"
        },
        "relationships": {...},
        "links": {...}
    }
}

Update Page parameters

The following example shows the parameter with severity ID (presented as the parameter_severity attribute) and its current default value. This default value can be modified via the REST API using a PATCH request to the Page resource. It can be used to influence the LiveReport or Info Page content if the parameter value is used by the Page's widgets or scripts.

  • Example Request
PATCH https://myhost/polarion/rest/v1/projects/myProject/spaces/_default/pages/MyPage
  • Response Body
{
  "data": {
    "type": "pages",
    "id": "myProject/_default/MyPage",
    "attributes": {
      "parameter_severity": "major"
    }
  }
}

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