Applies to QAComplete 14.4, last modified on May 20, 2024

Updates the specified fields of automation in QAComplete.

Use this operation to update individual fields of the existing automation in a QAComplete test.

To add new automation, use the …/tests/{TestId}/automations/{Agent} (POST) operation.

To update all the fields of automation, use the …/tests/{TestId}/automations/{Agent} (PUT) operation.


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 Update privilege for Test Library.

Request Format

To update the automation, send a PATCH request to the following URL:

URL parameters

ProjectId  :  integer, required

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

Id  :  integer, required

The ID of the test the needed automation belongs to.

Agent  :  string, required

The URL-encoded or the short name of the automation agent (test runner).

Currently, REST API supports the following agents:

Agent URL-encoded Name Short Name
TestComplete/TestExecute TestComplete%2FTestExecute testcomplete
JUnit (Selenium) JUnit%20%28Selenium%29 junit
NUnit (Selenium) NUnit%20%28Selenium%29 nunit
TestNG (Selenium) TestNG%20%28Selenium%29 testng
ReadyAPI / SoapUI OS ReadyAPI+%2F+SoapUI+OS readyapi

The agent names are case-insensitive.

Body parameters

In the request body, pass the RequestAutomationPatch JSON object that specifies the automation’s fields to update:

"Title": "string",
"Timeout": "int",
"RunMode": "int",
"Params": {
"Item": {},
"Keys": {
"Count": "int",
"IsReadOnly": "boolean",
"Values": "ICollection`1"

Some string property values (for example, Status) are based on the choice lists defined in your QAComplete project. You can find these values in the Test Management > Test Library >  Tools >  Manage Choice Lists panel in QAComplete.

The property values you do not specify remain unchanged.

Title  :  string

The title of the automation.

Timeout  :  integer

The test timeout in seconds.

RunMode  :  integer

Indicates whether to run test in a temporary folder or in-place (if possible).

Params  :  array of objects

An array of RequestAutomationPatch objects that describe the automation parameters.

A sample request:

Connection: keep-alive
Content-Type: application/json
Accept: application/json
Authorization: Basic am9obkBleGFtcGxlLmNvbTpwQHNzd29yZA==
Content-Length: 54

"title": "TheAutomatedTestTitle",
"timeout": 120

A sample request made by using cURL:

curl -u [email protected]:p@ssword -d {"title": "TheAutomatedTestTitle", "timeout": 120} -H "Content-Type: application/json" -H "Accept: application/json"

Response Format

If successful, the operation responds with HTTP status code 200 and returns a JSON object with the updated automation information.

A sample response:

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: application/json; charset=utf-8
Content-Length: 104

  "agent": "NUnit (Selenium)",
  "title": "TheAutomatedTestTitle",
  "timeout": 120,
  "run_mode": 0,
  "params": { }

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 the test with the specified Id does not exist, the operation returns the File or directory not found error.

See Also

Automations Resources

Highlight search results