Applies to QAComplete 12.71 SaaS, last modified on January 19, 2021

Assigns new automation to a test.

Use the operation to add new automation to the test in your QAComplete project.

To replace the automation (to redefine all the field values), use the …/tests/{TestId}/automations/{Agent} (PUT) operation. To update individual fields of automation, use the …/tests/{TestId}/automations/{Agent} (PATCH) operation.

Note: You can assign only one automation of each agent type to a test.


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 create a test, send a POST request to the following URL:

URL parameters

ProjectId  :  integer, required

The ID of the project.

TestId  :  integer, required

The ID of the test you want to add the automation 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 RequestAutomationPost object that describes the automation to create.

"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.

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 RequestAutomationPost objects that describe the automation parameters. The available parameters and arguments may vary depending on the agent that will run the automation. For more information on the agents QAComplete supports, see the Automations section.

A sample request:

Connection: keep-alive
Content-Type: application/json
Accept: application/json
Authorization: Basic am9obkBleGFtcGxlLmNvbTpwQHNzd29yZA==
Content-Length: 232

"agent": "ReadyAPI / SoapUI OS",
"Title": "NewAutomation",
"Timeout": 60,
"RunMode": 0,
"Params": {
  "test_suite": "TestSuite1",
  "test_case": "TestCase1",
  "report_type": "PDF",
  "custom_args": "-EMyEnvironment"

A sample request made by using cURL:

curl -u -d @automation.txt -H "Content-Type: application/json" -H "Accept: application/json"

Response Format

If successful, the operation responds with HTTP status code 200. The response is a JSON object with information on the added automation.

A sample response:

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: application/json; charset=utf-8
Content-Length: 203

  "agent": "ReadyAPI / SoapUI OS",
  "title": "NewAutomation",
  "timeout": 60,
  "run_mode": 0,
  "params": {
    "test_suite": "TestSuite1",
    "test_case": "TestCase1",
    "report_type": "PDF",
    "custom_args": "-EMyEnvironment"

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.

See Also

Automations Resources

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