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Root category values not available

Steffen Padberg (132) | asked Aug 20 '19, 8:03 a.m.

when I try to retrieve the CategoryType values in QM via REST API it does work only for child CategoryTypes, where I get an XML answer with a valueset element. For root CategoryTypes there is no such element, even if there are clearly values set. 

Is this a bug or is it possible to retrieve values of root CategoryTypes? 

Thanks in advance!

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Antonio Napoles (2861) | answered Nov 22 '19, 4:53 p.m.


The valueset is a set of categories from the categoryType parent grouping a subset of a categoryType. So root categories cannot have a valueset as they have not a parent. You could get the categories for a category type by getting the feed of categoried filtered by categoryType. Following is an example:


where categoryTypeUri kind of: https://serverdomain:9443/qm/service/


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