Add a Comment to an Issue

A new comment can be added to an existing issue simply by sending Ketura an HTTP POST request containing the details of the comment.

Python 2 example of adding a comment to an existing issue

The following example is a Python script that will send a request to a local Ketura server to add a comment to an existing issue with id I1001.

This example uses the free httplib2 library, which is not included as standard in most Python distributions. The httplib2 library can be download from the httplib2 website, which also has installation instructions.


# Araxis Ketura API Script Example.
# Copyright (c) 2009 Araxis Ltd. All rights reserved.
# Redistribution and use of this example code, with or without modification, are hereby permitted.

# import required classes from modules
from httplib2 import Http
from urllib import urlencode

# start HTTP client
client = Http()

# add user name and password credentials 
client.add_credentials('es', 'pw')

# declare information to be used on request
url = "http://localhost:9453/Ketura/API/Issues/1001/Comments"
headers = {'Content-type': 'application/x-www-form-urlencoded; charset=UTF-8'}
data = {'CommentText' : 'Please tell customer as soon as this is complete'}

# send request
(resp_headers, content) = client.request(url, "POST", body=urlencode(data), headers=headers)

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Resource path /Issues/{id}/Comments
Accepted HTTP methods OPTIONS*, POST

* Sending an OPTIONS request will generate a response containing a WADL document. This document describes the services available from this resource path.

POST summary

HTTP method POST
Request media type application/x-www-form-urlencoded
Request format HTML form-encoded key-value pairs
Successful response code 204
Authentication method Basic HTTP Authentication

POST data

Name Description Required Can Be Empty Maximum Length (Characters)
CommentText Text of the comment. yes yes 15728640

POST response

Response Code(s) Significant Response Headers Response Response MIME Type
204 None None n/a
401, 500 and greater None Text containing java stack trace text/plain
Others None HTML error page text/html