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Is there any way to add label to pull request via rest api?



I can add a comment to pull request using rest api like this

curl -u "username:password" -H 'Content-type: application/json' -X POST -d '{"text":"mycomment"}'

Is there anyway to add a label to pull request ?


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Daniel Eads
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Dec 12, 2018

Hi Amulya,

Bitbucket Server doesn't currently have labels for pull requests. You can get them by using a plugin like the free Pull Request Labels one, but this doesn't provide an API endpoint.

We do have an open feature request to add pull request labels natively in Bitbucket Server. Presumably that would come with an API endpoint. If that's important to you, I suggest watching and voting on that issue!


Thank you Daniel for your reply. 

Any update from Bitbucket on this?

Daniel Eads
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Dec 03, 2019

Hey @Sanjay Pant !

The suggestion ticket is still listed as gathering interest. For more information about how Atlassian prioritizes feature requests made on, check out this Community post. Keeping an eye on the ticket directly by watching it is the best way to stay up to date on the latest information. For your convenience in receiving this reply for email, here's a link to that feature request again:


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If you use the Free Pull Request Labels by Reconquest there is a rest endpoint you just need to do a little digging to work it out (I couldn't find anything in the docs), here is what I've managed to work out;


To Read Labels

Method: GET


Authorization: Bearer XYZ

URL: http://<insert_host>/rest/io.reconquest.bitbucket.labels/1.0/<insert_project>/<insert_repo>/pull-requests/1

Response: { "labels": [ "TEST_LABEL" ] }


To Write Labels

Method: POST


Authorization: Bearer XYZ

X-Atlassian-Token: no-check

URL: http://<insert_host>/rest/io.reconquest.bitbucket.labels/1.0/<insert_project>/<insert_repo>/pull-requests/1

Post Data (x-www-form-urlencoded):


Response: { "success": true}


Hopefully useful... 

Azfar Masut
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Feb 18, 2021

@Mark Bailie can you share how you are able to get these API? I'm trying to do a delete through the API as there is a UI bug for that add-on where the delete button is bled out/hidden to the side of the screen due to a very long label

@Azfar Masut I just took at look at what the UI was doing in the Web Inspector. I've had a very quick look at deletes and this is what I can see, fair warning though I've done absolutely no testing around this at all;


Method: DELETE


Authorization: Bearer XYZ




The HTTP response code then returns 200 for success. You'll probably need to play around with that to make it work, but it looks like it's the bones of what's needed :)

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Sean Manwarring _Izymes_
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Sep 21, 2022 • edited

Hi Akota!

It is certainly possible to add a label to pull requests via rest API. You may be interested in one of our apps Organizr for Bitbucket!

Organizr will allow you to view and search by pull request 'label(s)', 'state', 'duedate', 'reviewer'(s), 'project', 'target' branch(es), any 'text' and 'author'(s) - for example "state=open & duedate <= 2016-Aug-23 & label IN (release_1, urgent) & text ~ junit" across the entire Bitbucket instance.

Here is an example of how labels are displayed and how they could be searched for (filter bar at the top);

Screen Shot 2022-09-22 at 8.31.51 am.png 

Here is a link to labels API spec
Line 242 of the source file in izymes-support organizr-public-apis

If you would like to suggest any additional functionality or need other support, we would love to hear from you

Happy Coding!


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