setting default branch returns "unknown field" error

Running this:

curl -u user:pwd -X PUT -H "Accept: application/json" -H "Content-type: application/json" -d "{\"name\":\"development\"}" http://git.somewhere.com/rest/api/1.0/projects/TM/repos/myrepo/branches/default

Yields this:

{"errors":[{"context":"name","message":"Unrecognized field \"name\" (Class com.atlassian.stash.rest.data.RestBranch), not marked as ignorable\n at [Source: org.apache.catalina.connector.CoyoteInputStream@18c82cf; line: 1, column: 10] (through reference chain: com.atlassian.stash.rest.data.RestBranch[\"name\"])","exceptionName":null}]}

The API browser offers no suggestion of what the field name is supposed to be. I've tried 'branch' and 'default' as the field name, neither of which work.

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Seb Ruiz Atlassian Team Dec 17, 2012

Try this:

curl -u user:pwd -X PUT -H "Accept: application/json" -H "Content-type: application/json" -d "{\"id\":\"development\"}" http://git.somewhere.com/rest/api/1.0/projects/TM/repos/myrepo/branches/default

(the json should use the "id" property, not "name".

That worked. Thank you for your help.

Is there any way those field names could be documented somewhere, such as the API Browser?

Seb Ruiz Atlassian Team Dec 17, 2012

We will be documenting these fields, sorry for the inconvenience!

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