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Is there REST API for getting existing Tags values?

Terry Denney (111) | asked May 06 '15, 4:53 p.m.
edited May 07 '15, 12:48 a.m.
I notice that on work item creation, there is content assist for the Tags field, but I can't seem to find the REST API to retrieve the list of all existing Tags value across all work items. Is there such API available? Thanks!

Leif Jansson commented Mar 18 '16, 2:36 a.m. | edited Mar 18 '16, 11:19 p.m.

 Can you edit Tag values with REST API ?

Or do anyone knaw another way, we got some faulty Tags in RTC ?

Donald Nong commented Mar 18 '16, 4:49 a.m.

We're talking about "reporting REST API" which is for reporting purpose, so no updating/editing. What do you mean faulty tags? You should probably open a new post for this.

Geoffrey Clemm commented Mar 18 '16, 11:18 p.m.

To be precise, the original question was not limited to the reporting REST APIs, but rather about REST APIs in general, which would include OSLC REST APIs as well as the the internal REST APIs used by the web UI's to talk to the server (both of which allow for update, not just read access).   But I agree that a new post on "updating TAGS" would be preferable than discussing it under the "getting existing TAGs" topic. 

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Donald Nong (14.5k414) | answered May 06 '15, 11:37 p.m.
 Yes, you can retrieve them using the reportable REST API.
You should get something like this
<tags >|settings|serviceability|install|</tags >

Terry Denney commented May 07 '15, 12:49 a.m.

Thanks for your answer, but I am actually looking for all the existing Tags values across all work items (i.e. what the content assist for the web UI is doing).

Donald Nong commented May 07 '15, 4:35 a.m.

The URL <base url>/ccm/rpt/repository/workitem?fields=workitem/workItem/tags returns all the existing tags, but you have to process them to obtain a distinctive list. I don't see the tags being stored in any separate tables, so the content assist may just do the same thing described earlier (it may get the content from the index though).

Terry Denney commented May 10 '15, 1:26 a.m.

Thank you so much for your answer! I do have it working now for tags that are in existing work items. It's interesting that the web UI's content assist actually provides the values that are from deleted work items as well!

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