How to create portfolios via api ( api/views/define )

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  • which versions are you using (SonarQube, Scanner, Plugin, and any relevant extension)

Enterprise Edition Version 8.5

  • what are you trying to achieve

We are trying to create portfolios via API

  • what have you tried so far to achieve this
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<views xmlns="http://sonarsource.com/schema/views" xsi:schemaLocation="http://sonarsource.com/schema/views schema.xsd" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
  <vw key="string_key" root="string_root" parent="string_parent" def="false">
    <desc>test desc string</desc>
    <language>string_language</language>
  </vw>
</views>
(master)$ curl -v -u "automation:automation" -F 'def=@/home/danbal/sonarqube/utilities/te.xml' -X POST agent11951:31915/api/views/define
* Hostname was NOT found in DNS cache
*   Trying 10.196.239.118...
* Connected to agent11951 (10.196.239.118) port 31915 (#0)
* Server auth using Basic with user 'automation'
> POST /api/views/define HTTP/1.1
> Authorization: Basic YXV0b21hdGlvbjphdXRvbWF0aW9u
> User-Agent: curl/7.38.0
> Host: agent11951:31915
> Accept: */*
> Content-Length: 558
> Expect: 100-continue
> Content-Type: multipart/form-data; boundary=------------------------7562df3ca1e1eb8c
>
< HTTP/1.1 100
< HTTP/1.1 400
< Content-Type: application/json
< Content-Length: 53
< Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2020 03:46:48 GMT
< Connection: close
<
* Closing connection 0
{"errors":[{"msg":"The 'def' parameter is missing"}]}
$

{“errors”:[{“msg”:“The ‘def’ parameter is missing”}]}

can you please us, How to fix this?

if possible can you share the working example, so that we can start explore

-Dhanasekaran.

Hi Dhanasekaran,

Welcome to the community!

The easiest thing to do here is create a tiny set of portfolios via the UI and then use the API to export them. Voila, you have an example. :smiley:

 
HTH,
Ann