REST API - Add Traces Request

api/v1/projects/{projectId}/artifacts/{artifactId}/traces?reconcilewithtwoway={boolean}

Description

Adds trace(s) to the artifact you specify.

You can only add manual traces (that is, a trace manually added by a user). You cannot add parent/child relationships, reuse relationships or other relationships.

ou can add more than one trace in a single request as long as the ArtifactId you specify in the request body has a trace relationship with the artifact in the request URI.

URL Structure

[Blueprint_URI]/api/v1/projects/{ProjectId}/artifacts/{ArtifactId}/traces
  • ProjectId: The ID of the project that contains the artifact you want to add the trace(s) to.
  • ArtifactId: The ID of the artifact you want add the trace(s) to.

Supported Methods

Request URI Parameters

  • ReconcileWithTwoWay (optional): Indicates how to handle the existence of an inverse trace. This parameter can be set to true or false. If set to true, and an inverse trace already exists, the request does not return an error; instead, the trace Type is set to TwoWay. The default is false if not specified.The default is true if the parameter is included in the URI with no given value.

Request Body Parameters

The trace(s) must be included in the body of the request. Read more about how to specify one or more traces in the request body.

Storyteller Result Codes

Your response may contain ResultCode and Message parameters if your request involves changes to Storyteller data. These parameters provide detailed information about the result of your request.

  • 201 (Successfully Created)
  • 400 (Bad Request)
  • 421 (Trace Not Manual)
    • Only valid trace value is Manual.
  • 424 (Trace Artifact Not Found)
    • Artifact for the trace cannot be located.
  • 425 (Trace Cannot Be Managed)
    • In order to manage a trace, you need to have Trace permissions for both traced artifacts and Edit permissions for at least one artifact.
  • 426 (Traced Sub-Artifact Does Not Belong To Provided Artifact)
    • Sub-artifact does not belong to the provided artifact.
  • 500 (Error)
    • A system error has occurred.

HTTP Status Codes

  • 200: OK
  • 201: Successfully Created
  • 206: Partial Content
  • 400: Bad Request
    This error can occur for a variety of reasons:
    • At least one URI or request body parameter is invalid, such as one of the Filter, Traces, Offset or Limit parameters.
    • A required value has not been provided.
    • If you are submitting a POST or PATCH request and have not added the X-HTTP-Method-Override parameter to your request header.
  • 401: Unauthorized
    • The Blueprint token is missing, invalid or expired.
  • 403: Forbidden
    • The applicable permissions are needed. For example, this error can occur when:
      • An Author or Collaborate license is needed for access.
      • Comment permissions are needed on the artifact.
      • Edit permissions are needed on the change summary job.
  • 404: NotFound
    • Item is not found in the project. For example, this error can occur when:
      • Artifact not found.
      • Artifact type not found.
      • Project not found.
      • ALM target not found.
      • Change summary job not found.
      • User does not have edit permissions for this artifact, project or ALM target.
  • 409: Conflict
    • Reason for failure can be found in the response body. Additional information may also be found in the log.
  • 411: Length Required
    • If the Content-Length header is missing in the request.
  • 413: Request Entity Too Large
    • If the provided file size is larger than allowed.
  • 415: Unsupported Media Type
    • If the provided media type is not of MIME Multipart Content "form-data."
  • 416: Request Range Not Satisfiable
    • If offset points to a part of a collection that is not available.
  • 500: Internal Server Error
  • 501: Not Implemented

Examples

XML Example

Example 1: successful add trace call from artifact 777001 to 888020

Request URI

https://blueprintcloud.com/api/v1/projects/847739/artifacts/777001/traces

Request Body

<?xml version="1.0" ?>			
<Traces xmlns:i="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns="http://www.blueprintsys.com/blueprint/api/v1">
<Trace>
<ArtifactId>888020</ArtifactId>
<Direction>To</Direction>
<IsSuspect>false</IsSuspect>
<ProjectId>847739</ProjectId>
<Type>Manual</Type>
</Trace>
</Traces>

Response Body

<?xml version="1.0" ?>
<TraceAddResults xmlns:i="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns="http://www.blueprintsys.com/blueprint/api/v1">
<TraceAddResult>
<ArtifactId>888020</ArtifactId>
<Direction>To</Direction>
<IsSuspect>false</IsSuspect>
<Message>Trace between 777001 and 888020 added successfully.</Message>
<ProjectId>847739</ProjectId>
<ResultCode>201</ResultCode>
<Type>Manual</Type>
</TraceAddResult>
</TraceAddResults>

Example 2: failed attempt to add inverse trace from artifact 888020 to 777001

Request URI

https://blueprintcloud.com/api/v1/projects/847739/artifacts/888020/traces

Request Body

<?xml version="1.0" ?>			
<Traces xmlns:i="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns="http://www.blueprintsys.com/blueprint/api/v1">
<Trace>
<ArtifactId>777001</ArtifactId>
<Direction>To</Direction>
<IsSuspect>false</IsSuspect>
<ProjectId>847739</ProjectId>
<Type>Manual</Type>
</Trace>
</Traces>

Response Body

<?xml version="1.0" ?>
<TraceAddResults xmlns:i="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns="http://www.blueprintsys.com/blueprint/api/v1">
<TraceAddResult>
<ArtifactId>777001</ArtifactId>
<Direction>To</Direction>
<IsSuspect>false</IsSuspect>
<Message>A trace with the specified artifact/subartifact already exists. Provided values are Project Id: 847739, Artifact Id: 777001, Subartifact Id: 0</Message>
<ProjectId>847739</ProjectId>
<ResultCode>400</ResultCode>
<Type>Manual</Type>
</TraceAddResult>
</TraceAddResults>

Example 3: using the ReconcileWithTwoWay parameter to handle an existing trace relationship

Request URI

https://blueprintcloud.com/api/v1/projects/847739/artifacts/888020/traces?reconcilewithtwoway=true

Request Body

<?xml version="1.0" ?>			
<Traces xmlns:i="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns="http://www.blueprintsys.com/blueprint/api/v1">
<Trace>
<ArtifactId>777001</ArtifactId>
<Direction>To</Direction>
<IsSuspect>false</IsSuspect>
<ProjectId>847739</ProjectId>
<Type>Manual</Type>
</Trace>
</Traces>

Response Body

<?xml version="1.0" ?>
<TraceAddResults xmlns:i="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns="http://www.blueprintsys.com/blueprint/api/v1">
<TraceAddResult>
<ArtifactId>777001</ArtifactId>
<Direction>TwoWay</Direction>
<IsSuspect>false</IsSuspect>
<Message>Trace between 777001 and 888020 added successfully.</Message>
<ProjectId>847739</ProjectId>
<ResultCode>201</ResultCode>
<Type>Manual</Type>
</TraceAddResult>
</TraceAddResults>
JSON Example

Example 1: successful add trace call from artifact 777001 to 888020

Request URI

https://blueprintcloud.com/api/v1/projects/847739/artifacts/777001/traces

Request Body

[
{
"Type": "Manual",
"ProjectId": 123456,
"ArtifactId": 123,
"IsSuspect": false
},
{
"Type": "Manual",
"ProjectId": 123456,
"ArtifactId": 456,
"IsSuspect": false
},
{
"Type": "Manual",
"ProjectId": 789,
"ArtifactId": 789,
"SubArtifactId": 789,
"IsSuspect": false
}
]

Response Body

[
{
"ProjectId": 847739,
"ArtifactId": 888020,
"Direction": "To",
"Type": "Manual",
"Message": "Trace between 777001 and 888020 added successfully.",
"ResultCode": 201,
"IsSuspect": false
}
]

Example 2: failed attempt to add inverse trace from artifact 888020 to 777001

Request URI

https://blueprintcloud.com/api/v1/projects/847739/artifacts/888020/traces

Request Body

[
{
"Type": "Manual",
"ProjectId": 847739,
"ArtifactId": 777001,
"Direction": "To",
"IsSuspect": false
}
]

Response Body

[
{
"ProjectId": 847739,
"ArtifactId": 777001,
"Direction": "To",
"Type": "Manual",
"Message": "A trace with the specified artifact/subartifact already exists. Provided values are Project Id: 847739, Artifact Id: 777001, Subartifact Id: 0",
"ResultCode": 400,
"IsSuspect": false
}
]

Example 3: using the ReconcileWithTwoWay parameter to handle an existing trace relationship

Request URI

https://blueprintcloud.com/api/v1/projects/847739/artifacts/888020/traces?reconcilewithtwoway=true

Request Body

[
{
"Type": "Manual",
"ProjectId": 847739,
"ArtifactId": 777001,
"Direction": "To",
"IsSuspect": false
}
]

Response Body

[
{
"ProjectId": 847739,
"ArtifactId": 777001,
"Direction": "TwoWay",
"Type": "Manual",
"Message": "Trace between 777001 and 888020 added successfully.",
"ResultCode": 201,
"IsSuspect": false
}
]