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  1. Jenkins
  2. JENKINS-8927

Create a view from the XML API

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    • New Feature
    • Status: Open (View Workflow)
    • Major
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • core

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      Hello,

      It's not possible to create a view from the API, since the views are part of the Hudson config.xml itself, it seems that the createItem URL doesn't match the need as it looks designed to create the new config.xml for a dedicated job.

      The REST API could be some thing like:

      GET http://myserver:8080/view (All views)
      GET http://myserver:8080/view/myView (switch to Specific view - myView)
      POST http://myserver:8080/view (Create new view as defined in the posted XML)

      Can you please have a look?

      Thanks and regards,

      Julien

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            simonendele Simon Endele added a comment -

            It is possible to create a view, though it's a bit complicated:
            wget --post-data='name=ViewX&mode=hudson.model.ListView&json=

            {"name": "ViewX", "mode": "hudson.model.ListView"}

            ' http://.../jenkins/createView

            Both parameters "name" and "mode" are required twice, as POST parameter and in the json argument. If one is missing, Jenkins responds with "400 Bad Request".
            I think this URL is not meant to be used as remote REST API, but it actually can.

            I would suggest to fix the problem above, so that either POST parameters can be used or a JSON snippet can be posted.

            simonendele Simon Endele added a comment - It is possible to create a view, though it's a bit complicated: wget --post-data='name=ViewX&mode=hudson.model.ListView&json= {"name": "ViewX", "mode": "hudson.model.ListView"} ' http://.../jenkins/createView Both parameters "name" and "mode" are required twice, as POST parameter and in the json argument. If one is missing, Jenkins responds with "400 Bad Request". I think this URL is not meant to be used as remote REST API, but it actually can. I would suggest to fix the problem above, so that either POST parameters can be used or a JSON snippet can be posted.
            nullin Nalin Makar added a comment -

            another option:

            java -jar jenkins-cli.jar -s <jenkins_url> groovy createView.groovy --username <user> --password <passwd>

            where createView.groovy contains

            hudson.model.Hudson.instance.addView(new hudson.model.ListView("ViewX"))

            nullin Nalin Makar added a comment - another option: java -jar jenkins-cli.jar -s <jenkins_url> groovy createView.groovy --username <user> --password <passwd> where createView.groovy contains hudson.model.Hudson.instance.addView(new hudson.model.ListView("ViewX"))
            patbos Patrik Boström added a comment - - edited

            Found this by looking through the source code:
            It is possible in Jenkins 1.509.4 to create views via the REST api

            view.xml:

             
            <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
            <hudson.model.ListView>
            <name>MyView</name>
            <filterExecutors>false</filterExecutors>
            <filterQueue>false</filterQueue>
            <properties class="hudson.model.View$PropertyList"/>
            <jobNames>
            <comparator class="hudson.util.CaseInsensitiveComparator"/>
            </jobNames>
            <jobFilters/>
            <columns>
            <hudson.views.StatusColumn/>
            <hudson.views.WeatherColumn/>
            <hudson.views.JobColumn/>
            <hudson.views.LastSuccessColumn/>
            <hudson.views.LastFailureColumn/>
            <hudson.views.LastDurationColumn/>
            <hudson.views.BuildButtonColumn/>
            </columns>
            </hudson.model.ListView>
            

            Create the view:

            curl -vvv -X POST -d @view.xml -H "Content-Type: text/xml" http://localhost:8080/jenkins/createView?name=MyView
            

            Get the configuration:

            curl http://localhost:8080/jenkins/view/MyView/config.xml
            

            Update the view:

            curl -X POST -d @view.xml -H "Content-Type: text/xml" http://localhost:8080/jenkins/view/MyView/config.xml
            
            patbos Patrik Boström added a comment - - edited Found this by looking through the source code: It is possible in Jenkins 1.509.4 to create views via the REST api view.xml: <?xml version= "1.0" encoding= "UTF-8" ?> <hudson.model.ListView> <name> MyView </name> <filterExecutors> false </filterExecutors> <filterQueue> false </filterQueue> <properties class= "hudson.model.View$PropertyList" /> <jobNames> <comparator class= "hudson.util.CaseInsensitiveComparator" /> </jobNames> <jobFilters/> <columns> <hudson.views.StatusColumn/> <hudson.views.WeatherColumn/> <hudson.views.JobColumn/> <hudson.views.LastSuccessColumn/> <hudson.views.LastFailureColumn/> <hudson.views.LastDurationColumn/> <hudson.views.BuildButtonColumn/> </columns> </hudson.model.ListView> Create the view: curl -vvv -X POST -d @view.xml -H "Content-Type: text/xml" http://localhost:8080/jenkins/createView?name=MyView Get the configuration: curl http://localhost:8080/jenkins/view/MyView/config.xml Update the view: curl -X POST -d @view.xml -H "Content-Type: text/xml" http://localhost:8080/jenkins/view/MyView/config.xml
            oleg_nenashev Oleg Nenashev added a comment -

            @Patrik
            Should we consider the issue as "Resolved"?

            oleg_nenashev Oleg Nenashev added a comment - @Patrik Should we consider the issue as "Resolved"?
            danielbeck Daniel Beck added a comment -

            Oleg: Needs to be documented on the /view/Foo/api page, similar to 'Create Job' on /api.

            danielbeck Daniel Beck added a comment - Oleg: Needs to be documented on the /view/Foo/api page, similar to 'Create Job' on /api.
            taszluk Lukasz Tasz added a comment -

            this solution works pretty well with few limitation:

            • nestedView plugin does not register it's own class and curl end with exception that NestedView is not resolved.
            • in case of subviews, xml needs to be extended with <parent> node, unfortunately in case of coping view a to b, parent node is not visible.
            taszluk Lukasz Tasz added a comment - this solution works pretty well with few limitation: nestedView plugin does not register it's own class and curl end with exception that NestedView is not resolved. in case of subviews, xml needs to be extended with <parent> node, unfortunately in case of coping view a to b, parent node is not visible.

            patbos oleg_nenashev
            May I know the folder location of my view configuration page.

            curl http://localhost:8080/jenkins/view/MyView/config.xml is not working for me.

            -raja

            rajraja rajasekaran radhakrishnan added a comment - patbos oleg_nenashev May I know the folder location of my view configuration page. curl http://localhost:8080/jenkins/view/MyView/config.xml is not working for me. -raja
            rajraja rajasekaran radhakrishnan added a comment - - edited

            Also I am unable to create new view using curl

            curl -vvv -X POST -d @viewconfig.xml -H "Content-Type: text/xml" http://localhost:8080/jenkins/createView?name=My-Test-View -u admin:e973b7863cbsa11dsacdf2cd9db758091
            Note: Unnecessary use of -X or --request, POST is already inferred.

            • Trying 127.0.0.1...
            • Connected to localhost (127.0.0.1) port 8080 (#0)
            • Server auth using Basic with user 'admin'
              > POST /jenkins/createView?name=My-Test-View HTTP/1.1
              > Host: localhost:8080
              > Authorization: Basic YWRtaW46ZTk3M2dsDYzY2IwNTExNzlhY2FmDEWViNzIwOTE=
              > User-Agent: curl/7.47.0
              > Accept: /
              > Content-Type: text/xml
              > Content-Length: 1410
              > Expect: 100-continue
              >
              < HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found
              < Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2017 12:00:48 GMT
              < X-Content-Type-Options: nosniff
              < Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1
              < Cache-Control: must-revalidate,no-cache,no-store
              < Content-Length: 302
              < Connection: close
              < Server: Jetty(9.2.z-SNAPSHOT)
              <
              <html>
              <head>
              <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8"/>
              <title>Error 404 Not Found</title>
              </head>
              <body><h2>HTTP ERROR 404</h2>
              <p>Problem accessing /jenkins/createView. Reason:
              <pre> Not Found</pre></p><hr><i><small>Powered by Jetty://</small></i><hr/>

            </body>
            </html>

            • Closing connection 0
            rajraja rajasekaran radhakrishnan added a comment - - edited Also I am unable to create new view using curl curl -vvv -X POST -d @viewconfig.xml -H "Content-Type: text/xml" http://localhost:8080/jenkins/createView?name=My-Test-View -u admin:e973b7863cbsa11dsacdf2cd9db758091 Note: Unnecessary use of -X or --request, POST is already inferred. Trying 127.0.0.1... Connected to localhost (127.0.0.1) port 8080 (#0) Server auth using Basic with user 'admin' > POST /jenkins/createView?name=My-Test-View HTTP/1.1 > Host: localhost:8080 > Authorization: Basic YWRtaW46ZTk3M2dsDYzY2IwNTExNzlhY2FmDEWViNzIwOTE= > User-Agent: curl/7.47.0 > Accept: / > Content-Type: text/xml > Content-Length: 1410 > Expect: 100-continue > < HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found < Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2017 12:00:48 GMT < X-Content-Type-Options: nosniff < Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1 < Cache-Control: must-revalidate,no-cache,no-store < Content-Length: 302 < Connection: close < Server: Jetty(9.2.z-SNAPSHOT) < <html> <head> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8"/> <title>Error 404 Not Found</title> </head> <body><h2>HTTP ERROR 404</h2> <p>Problem accessing /jenkins/createView. Reason: <pre> Not Found</pre></p><hr><i><small>Powered by Jetty://</small></i><hr/> </body> </html> Closing connection 0

            PFB the error while creating new view.

            curl -X POST 'http://admin:password@localhost:8080/jenkins/createView?name=My-Test-View' --data-binary @viewconfig.xml -H "Content-Type: text/xml"

            <html>
            <head>
            <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8"/>
            <title>Error 404 Not Found</title>
            </head>
            <body><h2>HTTP ERROR 404</h2>
            <p>Problem accessing /jenkins/createView. Reason:
            <pre> Not Found</pre></p><hr><i><small>Powered by Jetty://</small></i><hr/>

            </body>
            </html>

            My configuration file lokks:

            <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
            <au.com.centrumsystems.hudson.plugin.buildpipeline.BuildPipelineView plugin="build-pipeline-plugin@1.5.6">
            <name>my-test-view</name>
            <description>my-test-view for check</description>
            <filterExecutors>false</filterExecutors>
            <filterQueue>false</filterQueue>
            <properties class="hudson.model.View$PropertyList"/>
            <gridBuilder class="au.com.centrumsystems.hudson.plugin.buildpipeline.DownstreamProjectGridBuilder">
            <firstJob>ecs-testing</firstJob>
            <firstJobLink>job/ecs-testing/</firstJobLink>
            </gridBuilder>
            <noOfDisplayedBuilds>2</noOfDisplayedBuilds>
            <buildViewTitle>my-test-view for check</buildViewTitle>
            <consoleOutputLinkStyle>Lightbox</consoleOutputLinkStyle>
            <cssUrl></cssUrl>
            <triggerOnlyLatestJob>false</triggerOnlyLatestJob>
            <alwaysAllowManualTrigger>false</alwaysAllowManualTrigger>
            <showPipelineParameters>false</showPipelineParameters>
            <rowHeaders class="au.com.centrumsystems.hudson.plugin.buildpipeline.extension.SimpleRowHeader"/>
            <showPipelineParametersInHeaders>false</showPipelineParametersInHeaders>
            <columnHeaders class="au.com.centrumsystems.hudson.plugin.buildpipeline.extension.NullColumnHeader"/>
            <startsWithParameters>false</startsWithParameters>
            <refreshFrequency>3</refreshFrequency>
            <showPipelineDefinitionHeader>false</showPipelineDefinitionHeader>
            </au.com.centrumsystems.hudson.plugin.buildpipeline.BuildPipelineView>

            Regards,
            Raja

            rajraja rajasekaran radhakrishnan added a comment - PFB the error while creating new view. curl -X POST 'http://admin:password@localhost:8080/jenkins/createView?name=My-Test-View' --data-binary @viewconfig.xml -H "Content-Type: text/xml" <html> <head> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8"/> <title>Error 404 Not Found</title> </head> <body><h2>HTTP ERROR 404</h2> <p>Problem accessing /jenkins/createView. Reason: <pre> Not Found</pre></p><hr><i><small>Powered by Jetty://</small></i><hr/> </body> </html> My configuration file lokks: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <au.com.centrumsystems.hudson.plugin.buildpipeline.BuildPipelineView plugin="build-pipeline-plugin@1.5.6"> <name>my-test-view</name> <description>my-test-view for check</description> <filterExecutors>false</filterExecutors> <filterQueue>false</filterQueue> <properties class="hudson.model.View$PropertyList"/> <gridBuilder class="au.com.centrumsystems.hudson.plugin.buildpipeline.DownstreamProjectGridBuilder"> <firstJob>ecs-testing</firstJob> <firstJobLink>job/ecs-testing/</firstJobLink> </gridBuilder> <noOfDisplayedBuilds>2</noOfDisplayedBuilds> <buildViewTitle>my-test-view for check</buildViewTitle> <consoleOutputLinkStyle>Lightbox</consoleOutputLinkStyle> <cssUrl></cssUrl> <triggerOnlyLatestJob>false</triggerOnlyLatestJob> <alwaysAllowManualTrigger>false</alwaysAllowManualTrigger> <showPipelineParameters>false</showPipelineParameters> <rowHeaders class="au.com.centrumsystems.hudson.plugin.buildpipeline.extension.SimpleRowHeader"/> <showPipelineParametersInHeaders>false</showPipelineParametersInHeaders> <columnHeaders class="au.com.centrumsystems.hudson.plugin.buildpipeline.extension.NullColumnHeader"/> <startsWithParameters>false</startsWithParameters> <refreshFrequency>3</refreshFrequency> <showPipelineDefinitionHeader>false</showPipelineDefinitionHeader> </au.com.centrumsystems.hudson.plugin.buildpipeline.BuildPipelineView> Regards, Raja
            danielbeck Daniel Beck added a comment -

            rajraja This is an issue tracker, not a support site. Please don't ask support type questions here. (Also, please don't ask where to ask. Just search a bit.)

            danielbeck Daniel Beck added a comment - rajraja This is an issue tracker, not a support site. Please don't ask support type questions here. (Also, please don't ask where to ask. Just search a bit.)

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