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How to upload file using RQM Reportable REST API?


Edward Wen (131) | asked Apr 26, 4:53 a.m.
Hi,

I would like to know how to load file using Reportable REST API.
I know RQMUrlUtility can do this, but I prefer to use API first.

Thank you for your help.

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Davyd Norris (1.5k12) | answered Apr 27, 7:20 p.m.
The Reportable REST API, as the name suggests, is for reporting. It's a read only API.

Your best option is the OSLC REST API, which is a CRUD API
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Edward Wen commented Apr 27, 9:14 p.m.
Hi Davyd,

I will study OSLC REST API.


Many thanks.

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Ralph Schoon (60.7k33643) | answered Apr 28, 2:00 a.m.
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As far as I can tell, the name Reportable REST API suggests it is for reporting only. That has always been my first reaction too.

But looking into https://jazz.net/wiki/bin/view/Main/RqmApi suggests that this is not necessarily the case as it seems to support POST requests:


When looking into the RQM URL Utility https://jazz.net/wiki/bin/view/Main/RQMURLUtility#Running_ETM_URL_Utility the URI it uses to upload stuff mentioned in this example https://jazz.net/wiki/bin/view/Main/RQMURLUtility#UPLOAD
contains com.ibm.rqm.integration.service.IIntegrationService which is basically the same URI schema that is mentioned in https://jazz.net/wiki/bin/view/Main/RqmApi#integrationUrl

So for all I can tell, the RQM URL Utility uses the Reportable REST API to do what it does. I think carefully looking into the working example and reading up on the Reportable REST API documentation should be promising.

With respect to upload of files, so far I have not seen any OSLC API that implemented it. I might be wrong, as this has so far not been my focus.

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Davyd Norris commented Apr 28, 2:29 a.m.
Well THAT'S interesting! It does look like they've provided a full CRUD API unlike the other applications.

It looks like you can upload a file as an attachment if that's what you want to do. The following is a list of all resources along with what REST operations are supported:


Ralph Schoon commented Apr 28, 2:34 a.m.
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ETM seems to be the exception from the rule, Davyd. I would be interested in seeing working examples. Not sure I can spend the time.


Ralph Schoon commented Apr 28, 4:52 a.m.
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I just did a file upload with the Reportable REST API using Postman

I posted to https://elm.example.com:9443/qm/service/com.ibm.rqm.integration.service.IIntegrationService/resources/JKE+Banking+%28Quality+Management%29/attachment

I followed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7bwkys6D0E to specify the multipart\form-data and I sent the file. I can download the file using the location header for the created item.

The only trick is now to understand the multipart stuff.

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