Applies to QAComplete�14.4, last modified on June 20, 2024

Gets information on an attachment from QAComplete.

Use the operation to get information on an attachment (a file, URL or UNC path) by its ID and by the ID and type of the item to which the attachment belongs.

In QAComplete, you can view attachments on the Files tab of the needed item.


Basic authentication using a user’s login and password. See Authentication for details.

Security Rights

The authenticating user must belong to a security group that has the Read privilege for the entity (Defects, Tests and so on) that contains the attachment.

Request Format

To get information on an attachment, send a GET request to the following URL:


ProjectId  :  integer, required

The ID of the project, to which the item belongs.

EntityCode  :  string, required

The type of the item, whose attachment you want to get. Possible values:

  • Releases
  • Bugs (defects)
  • FunctionalSpecs (requirements)
  • Tests
  • TestSets
  • TestSteps

EntityId  :  integer, required

The ID of the item (a defect, requirement, and so on) that has attachment.

Id  :  integer, required

The ID of the attachment you want to get.

A sample request:

Connection: keep-alive
Accept: application/json
Authorization: Basic am9obkBleGFtcGxlLmNvbTpwQHNzd29yZA==

A sample request made by using cURL:

curl -u [email protected]:p@ssword -H "Accept: application/json"

Response Format

On success, the operation responds with HTTP status code 200 and returns a JSON object with information about the attachment.

A sample response:

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: application/json
Content-Length: 293

    "attachment_type_code": "File",
    "file_name": "data.txt",
    "title": "data.txt",
    "comments": "comment 1",
    "date_created": "2015-06-29T11:41:55.3970000",
    "date_updated": "2015-06-29T11:41:55.3970000",
    "entity_code": "Bugs",
    "entity_id": 0,
    "update_user_id": 24663,
    "user_name": "Smith, John"

Error responses

If the operation fails, it returns the appropriate status code and (optionally) the error description in the response body.

If the project with the specified ProjectId does not exist or the authenticating user does not have rights to access the project, the operation returns the Access is denied error.

If an item with the specified EntityCode or EntityId, or an attachment with the specified Id does not exist, the operation returns the File or directory not found error.

See Also

Files (Attachments) Resources

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