bulk import issues using PHP problem with REST API

Hi, as per your suggestions, I am trying to use the import issues method in the REST API.  For various reasons, I am using PHP (primarily as I have a large code base in php to connect to our existing systems, wiki etc)

the trouble is I cannot get this one method to work.  All of the other REST api is fine.  It is this one method...



puttest ("http://build2.fugro/youtrack", "root", <mypassword>);

function puttest ($baseURL, $user, $password)


$session = curl_init();

// Tell curl not to return headers, but do return the response

curl_setopt($session, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, true);

curl_setopt($session, CURLOPT_HEADER, false);

curl_setopt($session, CURLOPT_COOKIESESSION, TRUE);

curl_setopt($session, CURLOPT_COOKIEFILE, "cookiefile");

    curl_setopt($session, CURLOPT_VERBOSE, TRUE);   


$params = "login=" . $user . "&" . "password=" . $password;

$url = $baseURL . "/rest/user/login?";

curl_setopt($session, CURLOPT_URL, $url);

// Tell curl to use HTTP POST

curl_setopt ($session, CURLOPT_POST, true);

// Tell curl that this is the body of the POST

curl_setopt ($session, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, $params);

$response = curl_exec($session);

echo $response . "\n";

//so far so good....

$url = $baseURL . "/rest/import/NG/issues";

$filesize = filesize ('sampleissue.xml');

//a sample file from jetbrains

$xml = file_get_contents('sampleissue.xml');

//echo $xml;

echo $url . "\n";

$file = tmpfile();

fwrite($file, $xml);

fseek($file, 0);

$ch = curl_init();

curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, $url);

curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HEADER, 0);

curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_PUT, true);

curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_INFILE, $file);

curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_INFILESIZE, strlen($xml));

$result = curl_exec($ch);



echo $result;



I took your sample XML file as a basis (attached)

the output I get is....

C:\Temp>"c:\Program Files (x86)\php"\php -f puttext.php

* About to connect() to build2.fugro port 80 (#0)

*   Trying * connected

* Connected to build2.fugro ( port 80 (#0)

> POST /youtrack/rest/user/login? HTTP/1.1

Host: build2.fugro

Accept: */*

Content-Length: 31

Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded

< HTTP/1.1 200 OK

< Content-Type: application/xml;charset=UTF-8

< Server: Microsoft-IIS/7.0

* Added cookie JSESSIONID="DE63BCEDBC6ED248C8D8AA4A7FEA9A3D" for domain build2.f

ugro, path /youtrack, expire 0

< Set-Cookie: JSESSIONID=DE63BCEDBC6ED248C8D8AA4A7FEA9A3D; Path=/youtrack

* Added cookie jetbrains.charisma.main.security.PRINCIPAL="NDMwZWE0N2M0MzNhYmY5M

jU2YjllMTZkZjg3MDAyY2UyOWEzODY2NGI4NzA3NDMyOWEwYzkyNGE2NmMyMjVjNzpyb290" for dom

ain build2.fugro, path /youtrack, expire 1329233503

< Set-Cookie: jetbrains.charisma.main.security.PRINCIPAL=NDMwZWE0N2M0MzNhYmY5MjU

2YjllMTZkZjg3MDAyY2UyOWEzODY2NGI4NzA3NDMyOWEwYzkyNGE2NmMyMjVjNzpyb290; Expires=T

ue, 14-Feb-2012 15:31:43 GMT; Path=/youtrack

< X-Powered-By: ASP.NET

< Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2011 15:31:42 GMT

< Content-Length: 17


* Connection #0 to host build2.fugro left intact



<html><head><title>Apache Tomcat/6.0.26 - Error report</title><style><!--H1 {fon


22px;} H2 {font-family:Tahoma,Arial,sans-serif;color:white;background-color:#525

D76;font-size:16px;} H3 {font-family:Tahoma,Arial,sans-serif;color:white;backgro

und-color:#525D76;font-size:14px;} BODY {font-family:Tahoma,Arial,sans-serif;col

or:black;background-color:white;} B {font-family:Tahoma,Arial,sans-serif;color:w

hite;background-color:#525D76;} P {font-family:Tahoma,Arial,sans-serif;backgroun

d:white;color:black;font-size:12px;}A {color : black;}A.name {color : black;}HR

{color : #525D76;}--></style> </head><body><h1>HTTP Status 415 - </h1><HR size="

1" noshade="noshade"><p><b>type</b> Status report</p><p><b>message</b> <u></u></

p><p><b>description</b> <u>The server refused this request because the request e

ntity is in a format not supported by the requested resource for the requested m

ethod ().</u></p><HR size="1" noshade="noshade"><h3>Apache Tomcat/6.0.26</h3></b

ody></html>1* Closing connection #0


I have been on this for a few days, and it is completely driving me nuts


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Hi, just to follow up, I had a look at your youtrack.log file, and I could see the request coming in....

15 Feb 2011 12:53:02,564 INFO  [MainServlet                   ] [http request: /rest/user/login                    ] Start processing request /rest/user/login

15 Feb 2011 12:53:02,564 DEBUG [BaseApplication               ] [http request: /rest/user/login                    ] Created bean for session variables

15 Feb 2011 12:53:02,567 INFO  [MainServlet                   ] [http request: /rest/user/login                    ] Finish processing request /rest/user/login in 2ms

15 Feb 2011 12:53:02,578 INFO  [MainServlet                   ] [http request: /rest/import/NG/issues              ] Start processing request /rest/import/NG/issues

15 Feb 2011 12:53:02,578 INFO  [MainServlet                   ] [http request: /rest/import/NG/issues              ] Finish processing request /rest/import/NG/issues in 0ms

hope this helps.
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Can you provide the full HTTP request you are sending when importing issues? I mean request with headers and so on, because such message can apear f.e. if you are using wrong message content type. For PUT method it must be application/xml

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thanks for getting back to me.

I moved this item here, so I can keep all my stuff together...


I have resubmitted with a better test php script in  issue 8239.

I will reply there.

please close this item here.



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