Applies to QAComplete 14.3, last modified on February 19, 2024

Returns metadata for the specified entity type (Defects, Requirements and so on).

Use the operation to get information about the fields an entity's edit form can have and about all the values those fields can contain.


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 target entity (Defects, Tests and so on).

Request Format

To get the metadata, send a GET request to the following URL:


offset  :  integer, default: 0

The number of entity fields to skip before counting the returned fields. The default value is 0, which is the offset of the first field. For details, see Paging Through Results Using Offset and Limit.

limit  :  integer, default: 25

The maximum number of fields to return in the response.

EntityCode  :  string, required

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

  • Bugs (defects)

  • FunctionalSpecs (requirements)

  • Releases

  • TestCases (legacy test cases used in releases 9.6.0 and earlier)

  • TestConfigurations

  • Tests

  • TestSets

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 an array of objects that describe the item metadata.

A sample response:

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: application/json
Content-Length: 429

    "metadata": {
       "result_set": {
          "count": 25,
          "offset": 0,
          "limit": 25,
          "total": 1016
        "permissions": {
            "acl": 1
    "results": [
         "name": "BugId",
         "caption": "Id",
         "field_type": "TextBoxNumeric",
         "is_required": true
         "name": "AssignedToName",
         "caption": "Assigned To",
         "field_type": "ComboBox",
         "is_required": false,
         "allowed_values": [
             "key": "Smith, John",
             "value": "Smith, John"
             "key": "Doe, Jane",
             "value": "Doe, Jane"

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

Metadata REST API Reference

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