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How to get the creation date of a tag in BitBucket Server Edited

Using BitBucket Server (aka Stash) version 6.3.0 I am trying to filter tags of a repository according to a specific date range, but can't find the creation date of a tag.


From the API Docs, using the GET /REST/API/1.0/PROJECTS/{PROJECTKEY}/REPOS/{REPOSITORYSLUG}/TAGS API we can order the results by modification date, but the tag object itself does not contain a created/updated field. This is not related to if the tag is annotated or not.


Tag response:

    "size": 1,
    "limit": 25,
    "isLastPage": true,
    "values": [
            "id": "release-2.0.0",
            "displayId": "refs/tags/release-2.0.0",
            "type": "TAG",
            "latestCommit": "8d351a10fb428c0c1239530256e21cf24f136e73",
            "latestChangeset": "8d351a10fb428c0c1239530256e21cf24f136e73",
            "hash": "8d51122def5632836d1cb1026e879069e10a1e13"
    "start": 0


The only option I have found so far is to fetch the commit itself, but the date of the commit isn't necessarily the date of the tag as I can create a tag at any point in time regardless of the commit author/commiter date.

Does anyone know of any workaround regarding this that I can use in order to get the creation date of a tag?

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Mikael Sandberg Community Leader Jan 24, 2020

Hi @mikimicheli,

Welcome to Atlassian Community.

The only way to get the date of the tag is to use the git show <tag> command, that will give you the date when the tag was created.

I'm also trying to do exactly this. In the Bitbucket cloud rest API we get a date when the tag was created but in the Bitbucket Server we don't. 

If I'm using API calls is because I can't use git commands in the scripts I'm building. Is there any other alternative?

I use the creation date of the tag to compare then with the merge date of pull requests to provide a list of (origin) branches that got merged since the tag was created (in other words: the branch names (not code diffs or commit list) of which changes are not included in the specified tag)

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