GitLab Documentation

Merge requests API

Every API call to merge requests must be authenticated.

List merge requests

Introduced in GitLab 9.5.

Get all merge requests the authenticated user has access to. By default it returns only merge requests created by the current user. To get all merge requests, use parameter scope=all.

The state parameter can be used to get only merge requests with a given state (opened, closed, or merged) or all of them (all). The pagination parameters page and per_page can be used to restrict the list of merge requests.

Note: the changes_count value in the response is a string, not an integer. This is because when an MR has too many changes to display and store, it will be capped at 1,000. In that case, the API will return the string "1000+" for the changes count.

GET /merge_requests
GET /merge_requests?state=opened
GET /merge_requests?state=all
GET /merge_requests?milestone=release
GET /merge_requests?labels=bug,reproduced
GET /merge_requests?author_id=5
GET /merge_requests?my_reaction_emoji=star
GET /merge_requests?scope=assigned-to-me

Parameters:

Attribute Type Required Description
state string no Return all merge requests or just those that are opened, closed, or merged
order_by string no Return requests ordered by created_at or updated_at fields. Default is created_at
sort string no Return requests sorted in asc or desc order. Default is desc
milestone string no Return merge requests for a specific milestone
view string no If simple, returns the iid, URL, title, description, and basic state of merge request
labels string no Return merge requests matching a comma separated list of labels
created_after datetime no Return merge requests created after the given time (inclusive)
created_before datetime no Return merge requests created before the given time (inclusive)
scope string no Return merge requests for the given scope: created-by-me, assigned-to-me or all. Defaults to created-by-me
author_id integer no Returns merge requests created by the given user id. Combine with scope=all or scope=assigned-to-me
assignee_id integer no Returns merge requests assigned to the given user id
my_reaction_emoji string no Return merge requests reacted by the authenticated user by the given emoji (Introduced in GitLab 10.0)
[
  {
    "id": 1,
    "iid": 1,
    "target_branch": "master",
    "source_branch": "test1",
    "project_id": 3,
    "title": "test1",
    "state": "opened",
    "created_at": "2017-04-29T08:46:00Z",
    "updated_at": "2017-04-29T08:46:00Z",
    "upvotes": 0,
    "downvotes": 0,
    "author": {
      "id": 1,
      "username": "admin",
      "email": "admin@example.com",
      "name": "Administrator",
      "state": "active",
      "created_at": "2012-04-29T08:46:00Z"
    },
    "assignee": {
      "id": 1,
      "username": "admin",
      "email": "admin@example.com",
      "name": "Administrator",
      "state": "active",
      "created_at": "2012-04-29T08:46:00Z"
    },
    "source_project_id": 2,
    "target_project_id": 3,
    "labels": [ ],
    "description": "fixed login page css paddings",
    "work_in_progress": false,
    "milestone": {
      "id": 5,
      "iid": 1,
      "project_id": 3,
      "title": "v2.0",
      "description": "Assumenda aut placeat expedita exercitationem labore sunt enim earum.",
      "state": "closed",
      "created_at": "2015-02-02T19:49:26.013Z",
      "updated_at": "2015-02-02T19:49:26.013Z",
      "due_date": null
    },
    "merge_when_pipeline_succeeds": true,
    "merge_status": "can_be_merged",
    "sha": "8888888888888888888888888888888888888888",
    "merge_commit_sha": null,
    "user_notes_count": 1,
    "changes_count": "1",
    "should_remove_source_branch": true,
    "force_remove_source_branch": false,
    "web_url": "http://example.com/example/example/merge_requests/1",
    "time_stats": {
      "time_estimate": 0,
      "total_time_spent": 0,
      "human_time_estimate": null,
      "human_total_time_spent": null
    }
  }
]

List project merge requests

Get all merge requests for this project. The state parameter can be used to get only merge requests with a given state (opened, closed, or merged) or all of them (all). The pagination parameters page and per_page can be used to restrict the list of merge requests.

GET /projects/:id/merge_requests
GET /projects/:id/merge_requests?state=opened
GET /projects/:id/merge_requests?state=all
GET /projects/:id/merge_requests?iids[]=42&iids[]=43
GET /projects/:id/merge_requests?milestone=release
GET /projects/:id/merge_requests?labels=bug,reproduced
GET /projects/:id/merge_requests?my_reaction_emoji=star

project_id represents the ID of the project where the MR resides. project_id will always equal target_project_id.

In the case of a merge request from the same project, source_project_id, target_project_id and project_id will be the same. In the case of a merge request from a fork, target_project_id and project_id will be the same and source_project_id will be the fork project's ID.

Note: the changes_count value in the response is a string, not an integer. This is because when an MR has too many changes to display and store, it will be capped at 1,000. In that case, the API will return the string "1000+" for the changes count.

Parameters:

Attribute Type Required Description
id integer yes The ID of a project
iids[] Array[integer] no Return the request having the given iid
state string no Return all merge requests or just those that are opened, closed, or merged
order_by string no Return requests ordered by created_at or updated_at fields. Default is created_at
sort string no Return requests sorted in asc or desc order. Default is desc
milestone string no Return merge requests for a specific milestone
view string no If simple, returns the iid, URL, title, description, and basic state of merge request
labels string no Return merge requests matching a comma separated list of labels
created_after datetime no Return merge requests created after the given time (inclusive)
created_before datetime no Return merge requests created before the given time (inclusive)
scope string no Return merge requests for the given scope: created-by-me, assigned-to-me or all (Introduced in GitLab 9.5)
author_id integer no Returns merge requests created by the given user id (Introduced in GitLab 9.5)
assignee_id integer no Returns merge requests assigned to the given user id (Introduced in GitLab 9.5)
my_reaction_emoji string no Return merge requests reacted by the authenticated user by the given emoji (Introduced in GitLab 10.0)
[
  {
    "id": 1,
    "iid": 1,
    "target_branch": "master",
    "source_branch": "test1",
    "project_id": 3,
    "title": "test1",
    "state": "opened",
    "created_at": "2017-04-29T08:46:00Z",
    "updated_at": "2017-04-29T08:46:00Z",
    "upvotes": 0,
    "downvotes": 0,
    "author": {
      "id": 1,
      "username": "admin",
      "email": "admin@example.com",
      "name": "Administrator",
      "state": "active",
      "created_at": "2012-04-29T08:46:00Z"
    },
    "assignee": {
      "id": 1,
      "username": "admin",
      "email": "admin@example.com",
      "name": "Administrator",
      "state": "active",
      "created_at": "2012-04-29T08:46:00Z"
    },
    "source_project_id": 2,
    "target_project_id": 3,
    "labels": [ ],
    "description": "fixed login page css paddings",
    "work_in_progress": false,
    "milestone": {
      "id": 5,
      "iid": 1,
      "project_id": 3,
      "title": "v2.0",
      "description": "Assumenda aut placeat expedita exercitationem labore sunt enim earum.",
      "state": "closed",
      "created_at": "2015-02-02T19:49:26.013Z",
      "updated_at": "2015-02-02T19:49:26.013Z",
      "due_date": null
    },
    "merge_when_pipeline_succeeds": true,
    "merge_status": "can_be_merged",
    "sha": "8888888888888888888888888888888888888888",
    "merge_commit_sha": null,
    "user_notes_count": 1,
    "changes_count": "1",
    "should_remove_source_branch": true,
    "force_remove_source_branch": false,
    "squash": false,
    "web_url": "http://example.com/example/example/merge_requests/1",
    "discussion_locked": false,
    "time_stats": {
      "time_estimate": 0,
      "total_time_spent": 0,
      "human_time_estimate": null,
      "human_total_time_spent": null
    },
    "approvals_before_merge": null
  }
]

Get single MR

Shows information about a single merge request.

GET /projects/:id/merge_requests/:merge_request_iid

Parameters:

{
  "id": 1,
  "iid": 1,
  "target_branch": "master",
  "source_branch": "test1",
  "project_id": 3,
  "title": "test1",
  "state": "merged",
  "created_at": "2017-04-29T08:46:00Z",
  "updated_at": "2017-04-29T08:46:00Z",
  "upvotes": 0,
  "downvotes": 0,
  "author": {
    "id": 1,
    "username": "admin",
    "email": "admin@example.com",
    "name": "Administrator",
    "state": "active",
    "created_at": "2012-04-29T08:46:00Z"
  },
  "assignee": {
    "id": 1,
    "username": "admin",
    "email": "admin@example.com",
    "name": "Administrator",
    "state": "active",
    "created_at": "2012-04-29T08:46:00Z"
  },
  "source_project_id": 2,
  "target_project_id": 3,
  "labels": [ ],
  "description": "fixed login page css paddings",
  "work_in_progress": false,
  "milestone": {
    "id": 5,
    "iid": 1,
    "project_id": 3,
    "title": "v2.0",
    "description": "Assumenda aut placeat expedita exercitationem labore sunt enim earum.",
    "state": "closed",
    "created_at": "2015-02-02T19:49:26.013Z",
    "updated_at": "2015-02-02T19:49:26.013Z",
    "due_date": null
  },
  "merge_when_pipeline_succeeds": true,
  "merge_status": "can_be_merged",
  "subscribed" : true,
  "sha": "8888888888888888888888888888888888888888",
  "merge_commit_sha": "9999999999999999999999999999999999999999",
  "user_notes_count": 1,
  "changes_count": "1",
  "should_remove_source_branch": true,
  "force_remove_source_branch": false,
  "squash": false,
  "web_url": "http://example.com/example/example/merge_requests/1",
  "discussion_locked": false,
  "time_stats": {
    "time_estimate": 0,
    "total_time_spent": 0,
    "human_time_estimate": null,
    "human_total_time_spent": null
  },
  "approvals_before_merge": null
}

Get single MR commits

Get a list of merge request commits.

GET /projects/:id/merge_requests/:merge_request_iid/commits

Parameters:

[
  {
    "id": "ed899a2f4b50b4370feeea94676502b42383c746",
    "short_id": "ed899a2f4b5",
    "title": "Replace sanitize with escape once",
    "author_name": "Dmitriy Zaporozhets",
    "author_email": "dzaporozhets@sphereconsultinginc.com",
    "created_at": "2012-09-20T11:50:22+03:00",
    "message": "Replace sanitize with escape once"
  },
  {
    "id": "6104942438c14ec7bd21c6cd5bd995272b3faff6",
    "short_id": "6104942438c",
    "title": "Sanitize for network graph",
    "author_name": "randx",
    "author_email": "dmitriy.zaporozhets@gmail.com",
    "created_at": "2012-09-20T09:06:12+03:00",
    "message": "Sanitize for network graph"
  }
]

Get single MR changes

Shows information about the merge request including its files and changes.

GET /projects/:id/merge_requests/:merge_request_iid/changes

Parameters:

{
  "id": 21,
  "iid": 1,
  "project_id": 4,
  "title": "Blanditiis beatae suscipit hic assumenda et molestias nisi asperiores repellat et.",
  "state": "reopened",
  "created_at": "2015-02-02T19:49:39.159Z",
  "updated_at": "2015-02-02T20:08:49.959Z",
  "target_branch": "secret_token",
  "source_branch": "version-1-9",
  "upvotes": 0,
  "downvotes": 0,
  "author": {
    "name": "Chad Hamill",
    "username": "jarrett",
    "id": 5,
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/b95567800f828948baf5f4160ebb2473?s=40&d=identicon"
  },
  "assignee": {
    "name": "Administrator",
    "username": "root",
    "id": 1,
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/e64c7d89f26bd1972efa854d13d7dd61?s=40&d=identicon"
  },
  "source_project_id": 4,
  "target_project_id": 4,
  "labels": [ ],
  "description": "Qui voluptatibus placeat ipsa alias quasi. Deleniti rem ut sint. Optio velit qui distinctio.",
  "work_in_progress": false,
  "milestone": {
    "id": 5,
    "iid": 1,
    "project_id": 4,
    "title": "v2.0",
    "description": "Assumenda aut placeat expedita exercitationem labore sunt enim earum.",
    "state": "closed",
    "created_at": "2015-02-02T19:49:26.013Z",
    "updated_at": "2015-02-02T19:49:26.013Z",
    "due_date": null
  },
  "merge_when_pipeline_succeeds": true,
  "merge_status": "can_be_merged",
  "subscribed" : true,
  "sha": "8888888888888888888888888888888888888888",
  "merge_commit_sha": null,
  "user_notes_count": 1,
  "changes_count": "1",
  "should_remove_source_branch": true,
  "force_remove_source_branch": false,
  "squash": false,
  "web_url": "http://example.com/example/example/merge_requests/1",
  "discussion_locked": false,
  "time_stats": {
    "time_estimate": 0,
    "total_time_spent": 0,
    "human_time_estimate": null,
    "human_total_time_spent": null
  }
  "changes": [
    {
    "old_path": "VERSION",
    "new_path": "VERSION",
    "a_mode": "100644",
    "b_mode": "100644",
    "diff": "--- a/VERSION\ +++ b/VERSION\ @@ -1 +1 @@\ -1.9.7\ +1.9.8",
    "new_file": false,
    "renamed_file": false,
    "deleted_file": false
    }
  ],
  "approvals_before_merge": null
}

Create MR

Creates a new merge request.

POST /projects/:id/merge_requests
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user
source_branch string yes The source branch
target_branch string yes The target branch
title string yes Title of MR
assignee_id integer no Assignee user ID
description string no Description of MR
target_project_id integer no The target project (numeric id)
labels string no Labels for MR as a comma-separated list
milestone_id integer no The ID of a milestone
remove_source_branch boolean no Flag indicating if a merge request should remove the source branch when merging
approvals_before_merge integer no Number of approvals required before this can be merged (see below)
squash boolean no Squash commits into a single commit when merging

If approvals_before_merge is not provided, it inherits the value from the target project. If it is provided, then the following conditions must hold in order for it to take effect:

  1. The target project's approvals_before_merge must be greater than zero. (A value of zero disables approvals for that project.)
  2. The provided value of approvals_before_merge must be greater than the target project's approvals_before_merge.
{
  "id": 1,
  "iid": 1,
  "target_branch": "master",
  "source_branch": "test1",
  "project_id": 3,
  "title": "test1",
  "state": "opened",
  "upvotes": 0,
  "downvotes": 0,
  "author": {
    "id": 1,
    "username": "admin",
    "email": "admin@example.com",
    "name": "Administrator",
    "state": "active",
    "created_at": "2012-04-29T08:46:00Z"
  },
  "assignee": {
    "id": 1,
    "username": "admin",
    "email": "admin@example.com",
    "name": "Administrator",
    "state": "active",
    "created_at": "2012-04-29T08:46:00Z"
  },
  "source_project_id": 4,
  "target_project_id": 4,
  "labels": [ ],
  "description": "fixed login page css paddings",
  "work_in_progress": false,
  "milestone": {
    "id": 5,
    "iid": 1,
    "project_id": 4,
    "title": "v2.0",
    "description": "Assumenda aut placeat expedita exercitationem labore sunt enim earum.",
    "state": "closed",
    "created_at": "2015-02-02T19:49:26.013Z",
    "updated_at": "2015-02-02T19:49:26.013Z",
    "due_date": null
  },
  "merge_when_pipeline_succeeds": true,
  "merge_status": "can_be_merged",
  "subscribed" : true,
  "sha": "8888888888888888888888888888888888888888",
  "merge_commit_sha": null,
  "user_notes_count": 0,
  "changes_count": "1",
  "should_remove_source_branch": true,
  "force_remove_source_branch": false,
  "squash": false,
  "web_url": "http://example.com/example/example/merge_requests/1",
  "discussion_locked": false,
  "time_stats": {
    "time_estimate": 0,
    "total_time_spent": 0,
    "human_time_estimate": null,
    "human_total_time_spent": null
  },
  "approvals_before_merge": null
}

Update MR

Updates an existing merge request. You can change the target branch, title, or even close the MR.

PUT /projects/:id/merge_requests/:merge_request_iid
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user
merge_request_iid integer yes The ID of a merge request
target_branch string no The target branch
title string no Title of MR
assignee_id integer no Assignee user ID
description string no Description of MR
state_event string no New state (close/reopen)
labels string no Labels for MR as a comma-separated list
milestone_id integer no The ID of a milestone
remove_source_branch boolean no Flag indicating if a merge request should remove the source branch when merging
squash boolean no Squash commits into a single commit when merging
discussion_locked boolean no Flag indicating if the merge request's discussion is locked. If the discussion is locked only project members can add, edit or resolve comments.

Must include at least one non-required attribute from above.

{
  "id": 1,
  "iid": 1,
  "target_branch": "master",
  "project_id": 3,
  "title": "test1",
  "state": "opened",
  "upvotes": 0,
  "downvotes": 0,
  "author": {
    "id": 1,
    "username": "admin",
    "email": "admin@example.com",
    "name": "Administrator",
    "state": "active",
    "created_at": "2012-04-29T08:46:00Z"
  },
  "assignee": {
    "id": 1,
    "username": "admin",
    "email": "admin@example.com",
    "name": "Administrator",
    "state": "active",
    "created_at": "2012-04-29T08:46:00Z"
  },
  "source_project_id": 4,
  "target_project_id": 4,
  "labels": [ ],
  "description": "description1",
  "work_in_progress": false,
  "milestone": {
    "id": 5,
    "iid": 1,
    "project_id": 4,
    "title": "v2.0",
    "description": "Assumenda aut placeat expedita exercitationem labore sunt enim earum.",
    "state": "closed",
    "created_at": "2015-02-02T19:49:26.013Z",
    "updated_at": "2015-02-02T19:49:26.013Z",
    "due_date": null
  },
  "merge_when_pipeline_succeeds": true,
  "merge_status": "can_be_merged",
  "subscribed" : true,
  "sha": "8888888888888888888888888888888888888888",
  "merge_commit_sha": null,
  "user_notes_count": 1,
  "changes_count": "1",
  "should_remove_source_branch": true,
  "force_remove_source_branch": false,
  "squash": false,
  "web_url": "http://example.com/example/example/merge_requests/1",
  "discussion_locked": false,
  "time_stats": {
    "time_estimate": 0,
    "total_time_spent": 0,
    "human_time_estimate": null,
    "human_total_time_spent": null
  },
  "approvals_before_merge": null
}

Delete a merge request

Only for admins and project owners. Soft deletes the merge request in question.

DELETE /projects/:id/merge_requests/:merge_request_iid
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user
merge_request_iid integer yes The internal ID of the merge request
curl --request DELETE --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: 9koXpg98eAheJpvBs5tK" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/4/merge_requests/85

Accept MR

Merge changes submitted with MR using this API.

If it has some conflicts and can not be merged - you'll get a 405 and the error message 'Branch cannot be merged'

If merge request is already merged or closed - you'll get a 406 and the error message 'Method Not Allowed'

If the sha parameter is passed and does not match the HEAD of the source - you'll get a 409 and the error message 'SHA does not match HEAD of source branch'

If you don't have permissions to accept this merge request - you'll get a 401

PUT /projects/:id/merge_requests/:merge_request_iid/merge

Parameters:

{
  "id": 1,
  "iid": 1,
  "target_branch": "master",
  "source_branch": "test1",
  "project_id": 3,
  "title": "test1",
  "state": "merged",
  "upvotes": 0,
  "downvotes": 0,
  "author": {
    "id": 1,
    "username": "admin",
    "email": "admin@example.com",
    "name": "Administrator",
    "state": "active",
    "created_at": "2012-04-29T08:46:00Z"
  },
  "assignee": {
    "id": 1,
    "username": "admin",
    "email": "admin@example.com",
    "name": "Administrator",
    "state": "active",
    "created_at": "2012-04-29T08:46:00Z"
  },
  "source_project_id": 4,
  "target_project_id": 4,
  "labels": [ ],
  "description": "fixed login page css paddings",
  "work_in_progress": false,
  "milestone": {
    "id": 5,
    "iid": 1,
    "project_id": 4,
    "title": "v2.0",
    "description": "Assumenda aut placeat expedita exercitationem labore sunt enim earum.",
    "state": "closed",
    "created_at": "2015-02-02T19:49:26.013Z",
    "updated_at": "2015-02-02T19:49:26.013Z",
    "due_date": null
  },
  "merge_when_pipeline_succeeds": true,
  "merge_status": "can_be_merged",
  "subscribed" : true,
  "sha": "8888888888888888888888888888888888888888",
  "merge_commit_sha": "9999999999999999999999999999999999999999",
  "user_notes_count": 1,
  "changes_count": "1",
  "should_remove_source_branch": true,
  "force_remove_source_branch": false,
  "squash": false,
  "web_url": "http://example.com/example/example/merge_requests/1",
  "discussion_locked": false,
  "time_stats": {
    "time_estimate": 0,
    "total_time_spent": 0,
    "human_time_estimate": null,
    "human_total_time_spent": null
  },
  "approvals_before_merge": null
}

Merge Request Approvals

Note: This API endpoint is only available on 8.9 EE and above.

You can request information about a merge request's approval status using the following endpoint:

GET /projects/:id/merge_requests/:merge_request_iid/approvals

Parameters:

Attribute Type Required Description
id integer yes The ID of a project
merge_request_iid integer yes The IID of MR
{
  "id": 5,
  "iid": 5,
  "project_id": 1,
  "title": "Approvals API",
  "description": "Test",
  "state": "opened",
  "created_at": "2016-06-08T00:19:52.638Z",
  "updated_at": "2016-06-08T21:20:42.470Z",
  "merge_status": "can_be_merged",
  "approvals_required": 2,
  "approvals_missing": 1,
  "approved_by": [
    {
      "user": {
        "name": "Administrator",
        "username": "root",
        "id": 1,
        "state": "active",
        "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/e64c7d89f26bd1972efa854d13d7dd61?s=80\u0026d=identicon",
        "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/u/root"
      }
    }
  ]
}

Approve Merge Request

Note: This API endpoint is only available on 8.9 EE and above.

If you are allowed to, you can approve a merge request using the following endpoint:

POST /projects/:id/merge_requests/:merge_request_iid/approve

Parameters:

Attribute Type Required Description
id integer yes The ID of a project
merge_request_iid integer yes The IID of MR
sha string no The HEAD of the MR

The sha parameter works in the same way as when accepting a merge request: if it is passed, then it must match the current HEAD of the merge request for the approval to be added. If it does not match, the response code will be 409.

{
  "id": 5,
  "iid": 5,
  "project_id": 1,
  "title": "Approvals API",
  "description": "Test",
  "state": "opened",
  "created_at": "2016-06-08T00:19:52.638Z",
  "updated_at": "2016-06-09T21:32:14.105Z",
  "merge_status": "can_be_merged",
  "approvals_required": 2,
  "approvals_left": 0,
  "approved_by": [
    {
      "user": {
        "name": "Administrator",
        "username": "root",
        "id": 1,
        "state": "active",
        "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/e64c7d89f26bd1972efa854d13d7dd61?s=80\u0026d=identicon",
        "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/u/root"
      }
    },
    {
      "user": {
        "name": "Nico Cartwright",
        "username": "ryley",
        "id": 2,
        "state": "active",
        "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/cf7ad14b34162a76d593e3affca2adca?s=80\u0026d=identicon",
        "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/u/ryley"
      }
    }
  ]
}

Unapprove Merge Request

Note: This API endpoint is only available on 9.0 EE and above.

If you did approve a merge request, you can unapprove it using the following endpoint:

POST /projects/:id/merge_requests/:merge_request_iid/unapprove

Parameters:

Attribute Type Required Description
id integer yes The ID of a project
merge_request_iid integer yes The IID of MR

Cancel Merge When Pipeline Succeeds

If you don't have permissions to accept this merge request - you'll get a 401

If the merge request is already merged or closed - you get 405 and error message 'Method Not Allowed'

In case the merge request is not set to be merged when the pipeline succeeds, you'll also get a 406 error.

PUT /projects/:id/merge_requests/:merge_request_iid/cancel_merge_when_pipeline_succeeds

Parameters:

{
  "id": 1,
  "iid": 1,
  "target_branch": "master",
  "source_branch": "test1",
  "project_id": 3,
  "title": "test1",
  "state": "opened",
  "upvotes": 0,
  "downvotes": 0,
  "author": {
    "id": 1,
    "username": "admin",
    "email": "admin@example.com",
    "name": "Administrator",
    "state": "active",
    "created_at": "2012-04-29T08:46:00Z"
  },
  "assignee": {
    "id": 1,
    "username": "admin",
    "email": "admin@example.com",
    "name": "Administrator",
    "state": "active",
    "created_at": "2012-04-29T08:46:00Z"
  },
  "source_project_id": 4,
  "target_project_id": 4,
  "labels": [ ],
  "description": "fixed login page css paddings",
  "work_in_progress": false,
  "milestone": {
    "id": 5,
    "iid": 1,
    "project_id": 4,
    "title": "v2.0",
    "description": "Assumenda aut placeat expedita exercitationem labore sunt enim earum.",
    "state": "closed",
    "created_at": "2015-02-02T19:49:26.013Z",
    "updated_at": "2015-02-02T19:49:26.013Z",
    "due_date": null
  },
  "merge_when_pipeline_succeeds": true,
  "merge_status": "can_be_merged",
  "subscribed" : true,
  "sha": "8888888888888888888888888888888888888888",
  "merge_commit_sha": null,
  "user_notes_count": 1,
  "changes_count": "1",
  "should_remove_source_branch": true,
  "force_remove_source_branch": false,
  "squash": false,
  "web_url": "http://example.com/example/example/merge_requests/1",
  "discussion_locked": false,
  "time_stats": {
    "time_estimate": 0,
    "total_time_spent": 0,
    "human_time_estimate": null,
    "human_total_time_spent": null
  },
  "approvals_before_merge": null
}

Comments on merge requests

Comments are done via the notes resource.

List issues that will close on merge

Get all the issues that would be closed by merging the provided merge request.

GET /projects/:id/merge_requests/:merge_request_iid/closes_issues
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user
merge_request_iid integer yes The internal ID of the merge request
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: 9koXpg98eAheJpvBs5tK" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/76/merge_requests/1/closes_issues

Example response when the GitLab issue tracker is used:

[
   {
      "state" : "opened",
      "description" : "Ratione dolores corrupti mollitia soluta quia.",
      "author" : {
         "state" : "active",
         "id" : 18,
         "web_url" : "https://gitlab.example.com/eileen.lowe",
         "name" : "Alexandra Bashirian",
         "avatar_url" : null,
         "username" : "eileen.lowe"
      },
      "milestone" : {
         "project_id" : 1,
         "description" : "Ducimus nam enim ex consequatur cumque ratione.",
         "state" : "closed",
         "due_date" : null,
         "iid" : 2,
         "created_at" : "2016-01-04T15:31:39.996Z",
         "title" : "v4.0",
         "id" : 17,
         "updated_at" : "2016-01-04T15:31:39.996Z"
      },
      "project_id" : 1,
      "assignee" : {
         "state" : "active",
         "id" : 1,
         "name" : "Administrator",
         "web_url" : "https://gitlab.example.com/root",
         "avatar_url" : null,
         "username" : "root"
      },
      "updated_at" : "2016-01-04T15:31:51.081Z",
      "id" : 76,
      "title" : "Consequatur vero maxime deserunt laboriosam est voluptas dolorem.",
      "created_at" : "2016-01-04T15:31:51.081Z",
      "iid" : 6,
      "labels" : [],
      "user_notes_count": 1,
      "changes_count": "1",
      "approvals_before_merge": null
   }
]

Example response when an external issue tracker (e.g. JIRA) is used:

[
   {
       "id" : "PROJECT-123",
       "title" : "Title of this issue"
   }
]

Subscribe to a merge request

Subscribes the authenticated user to a merge request to receive notification. If the user is already subscribed to the merge request, the status code 304 is returned.

POST /projects/:id/merge_requests/:merge_request_iid/subscribe
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user
merge_request_iid integer yes The internal ID of the merge request
curl --request POST --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: 9koXpg98eAheJpvBs5tK" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/5/merge_requests/17/subscribe

Example response:

{
  "id": 17,
  "iid": 1,
  "project_id": 5,
  "title": "Et et sequi est impedit nulla ut rem et voluptatem.",
  "description": "Consequatur velit eos rerum optio autem. Quia id officia quaerat dolorum optio. Illo laudantium aut ipsum dolorem.",
  "state": "opened",
  "created_at": "2016-04-05T21:42:23.233Z",
  "updated_at": "2016-04-05T22:11:52.900Z",
  "target_branch": "ui-dev-kit",
  "source_branch": "version-1-9",
  "upvotes": 0,
  "downvotes": 0,
  "author": {
    "name": "Eileen Skiles",
    "username": "leila",
    "id": 19,
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/39ce4a2822cc896933ffbd68c1470e55?s=80&d=identicon",
    "web_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/leila"
  },
  "assignee": {
    "name": "Celine Wehner",
    "username": "carli",
    "id": 16,
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/f4cd5605b769dd2ce405a27c6e6f2684?s=80&d=identicon",
    "web_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/carli"
  },
  "source_project_id": 5,
  "target_project_id": 5,
  "labels": [],
  "work_in_progress": false,
  "milestone": {
    "id": 7,
    "iid": 1,
    "project_id": 5,
    "title": "v2.0",
    "description": "Corrupti eveniet et velit occaecati dolorem est rerum aut.",
    "state": "closed",
    "created_at": "2016-04-05T21:41:40.905Z",
    "updated_at": "2016-04-05T21:41:40.905Z",
    "due_date": null
  },
  "merge_when_pipeline_succeeds": false,
  "merge_status": "cannot_be_merged",
  "subscribed": true,
  "sha": "8888888888888888888888888888888888888888",
  "merge_commit_sha": null
}

Unsubscribe from a merge request

Unsubscribes the authenticated user from a merge request to not receive notifications from that merge request. If the user is not subscribed to the merge request, the status code 304 is returned.

POST /projects/:id/merge_requests/:merge_request_iid/unsubscribe
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user
merge_request_iid integer yes The internal ID of the merge request
curl --request POST --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: 9koXpg98eAheJpvBs5tK" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/5/merge_requests/17/unsubscribe

Example response:

{
  "id": 17,
  "iid": 1,
  "project_id": 5,
  "title": "Et et sequi est impedit nulla ut rem et voluptatem.",
  "description": "Consequatur velit eos rerum optio autem. Quia id officia quaerat dolorum optio. Illo laudantium aut ipsum dolorem.",
  "state": "opened",
  "created_at": "2016-04-05T21:42:23.233Z",
  "updated_at": "2016-04-05T22:11:52.900Z",
  "target_branch": "ui-dev-kit",
  "source_branch": "version-1-9",
  "upvotes": 0,
  "downvotes": 0,
  "author": {
    "name": "Eileen Skiles",
    "username": "leila",
    "id": 19,
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/39ce4a2822cc896933ffbd68c1470e55?s=80&d=identicon",
    "web_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/leila"
  },
  "assignee": {
    "name": "Celine Wehner",
    "username": "carli",
    "id": 16,
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/f4cd5605b769dd2ce405a27c6e6f2684?s=80&d=identicon",
    "web_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/carli"
  },
  "source_project_id": 5,
  "target_project_id": 5,
  "labels": [],
  "work_in_progress": false,
  "milestone": {
    "id": 7,
    "iid": 1,
    "project_id": 5,
    "title": "v2.0",
    "description": "Corrupti eveniet et velit occaecati dolorem est rerum aut.",
    "state": "closed",
    "created_at": "2016-04-05T21:41:40.905Z",
    "updated_at": "2016-04-05T21:41:40.905Z",
    "due_date": null
  },
  "merge_when_pipeline_succeeds": false,
  "merge_status": "cannot_be_merged",
  "subscribed": false,
  "sha": "8888888888888888888888888888888888888888",
  "merge_commit_sha": null
}

Create a todo

Manually creates a todo for the current user on a merge request. If there already exists a todo for the user on that merge request, status code 304 is returned.

POST /projects/:id/merge_requests/:merge_request_iid/todo
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user
merge_request_iid integer yes The internal ID of the merge request
curl --request POST --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: 9koXpg98eAheJpvBs5tK" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/5/merge_requests/27/todo

Example response:

{
  "id": 113,
  "project": {
    "id": 3,
    "name": "Gitlab Ci",
    "name_with_namespace": "Gitlab Org / Gitlab Ci",
    "path": "gitlab-ci",
    "path_with_namespace": "gitlab-org/gitlab-ci"
  },
  "author": {
    "name": "Administrator",
    "username": "root",
    "id": 1,
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/e64c7d89f26bd1972efa854d13d7dd61?s=80&d=identicon",
    "web_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/root"
  },
  "action_name": "marked",
  "target_type": "MergeRequest",
  "target": {
    "id": 27,
    "iid": 7,
    "project_id": 3,
    "title": "Et voluptas laudantium minus nihil recusandae ut accusamus earum aut non.",
    "description": "Veniam sunt nihil modi earum cumque illum delectus. Nihil ad quis distinctio quia. Autem eligendi at quibusdam repellendus.",
    "state": "opened",
    "created_at": "2016-06-17T07:48:04.330Z",
    "updated_at": "2016-07-01T11:14:15.537Z",
    "target_branch": "allow_regex_for_project_skip_ref",
    "source_branch": "backup",
    "upvotes": 0,
    "downvotes": 0,
    "author": {
      "name": "Jarret O'Keefe",
      "username": "francisca",
      "id": 14,
      "state": "active",
      "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/a7fa515d53450023c83d62986d0658a8?s=80&d=identicon",
      "web_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/francisca",
      "discussion_locked": false
    },
    "assignee": {
      "name": "Dr. Gabrielle Strosin",
      "username": "barrett.krajcik",
      "id": 4,
      "state": "active",
      "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/733005fcd7e6df12d2d8580171ccb966?s=80&d=identicon",
      "web_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/barrett.krajcik"
    },
    "source_project_id": 3,
    "target_project_id": 3,
    "labels": [],
    "work_in_progress": false,
    "milestone": {
      "id": 27,
      "iid": 2,
      "project_id": 3,
      "title": "v1.0",
      "description": "Quis ea accusantium animi hic fuga assumenda.",
      "state": "active",
      "created_at": "2016-06-17T07:47:33.840Z",
      "updated_at": "2016-06-17T07:47:33.840Z",
      "due_date": null
    },
    "merge_when_pipeline_succeeds": false,
    "merge_status": "unchecked",
    "subscribed": true,
    "sha": "8888888888888888888888888888888888888888",
    "merge_commit_sha": null,
    "user_notes_count": 7,
    "changes_count": "1",
    "should_remove_source_branch": true,
    "force_remove_source_branch": false,
    "squash": true,
    "web_url": "http://example.com/example/example/merge_requests/1"
  },
  "target_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-ci/merge_requests/7",
  "body": "Et voluptas laudantium minus nihil recusandae ut accusamus earum aut non.",
  "state": "pending",
  "created_at": "2016-07-01T11:14:15.530Z"
}

Get MR diff versions

Get a list of merge request diff versions.

GET /projects/:id/merge_requests/:merge_request_iid/versions
Attribute Type Required Description
id String yes The ID of the project
merge_request_iid integer yes The internal ID of the merge request
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: 9koXpg98eAheJpvBs5tK" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/1/merge_requests/1/versions

Example response:

[{
  "id": 110,
  "head_commit_sha": "33e2ee8579fda5bc36accc9c6fbd0b4fefda9e30",
  "base_commit_sha": "eeb57dffe83deb686a60a71c16c32f71046868fd",
  "start_commit_sha": "eeb57dffe83deb686a60a71c16c32f71046868fd",
  "created_at": "2016-07-26T14:44:48.926Z",
  "merge_request_id": 105,
  "state": "collected",
  "real_size": "1"
}, {
  "id": 108,
  "head_commit_sha": "3eed087b29835c48015768f839d76e5ea8f07a24",
  "base_commit_sha": "eeb57dffe83deb686a60a71c16c32f71046868fd",
  "start_commit_sha": "eeb57dffe83deb686a60a71c16c32f71046868fd",
  "created_at": "2016-07-25T14:21:33.028Z",
  "merge_request_id": 105,
  "state": "collected",
  "real_size": "1"
}]

Get a single MR diff version

Get a single merge request diff version.

GET /projects/:id/merge_requests/:merge_request_iid/versions/:version_id
Attribute Type Required Description
id String yes The ID of the project
merge_request_iid integer yes The internal ID of the merge request
version_id integer yes The ID of the merge request diff version
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: 9koXpg98eAheJpvBs5tK" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/1/merge_requests/1/versions/1

Example response:

{
  "id": 110,
  "head_commit_sha": "33e2ee8579fda5bc36accc9c6fbd0b4fefda9e30",
  "base_commit_sha": "eeb57dffe83deb686a60a71c16c32f71046868fd",
  "start_commit_sha": "eeb57dffe83deb686a60a71c16c32f71046868fd",
  "created_at": "2016-07-26T14:44:48.926Z",
  "merge_request_id": 105,
  "state": "collected",
  "real_size": "1",
  "commits": [{
    "id": "33e2ee8579fda5bc36accc9c6fbd0b4fefda9e30",
    "short_id": "33e2ee85",
    "title": "Change year to 2018",
    "author_name": "Administrator",
    "author_email": "admin@example.com",
    "created_at": "2016-07-26T17:44:29.000+03:00",
    "message": "Change year to 2018"
  }, {
    "id": "aa24655de48b36335556ac8a3cd8bb521f977cbd",
    "short_id": "aa24655d",
    "title": "Update LICENSE",
    "author_name": "Administrator",
    "author_email": "admin@example.com",
    "created_at": "2016-07-25T17:21:53.000+03:00",
    "message": "Update LICENSE"
  }, {
    "id": "3eed087b29835c48015768f839d76e5ea8f07a24",
    "short_id": "3eed087b",
    "title": "Add license",
    "author_name": "Administrator",
    "author_email": "admin@example.com",
    "created_at": "2016-07-25T17:21:20.000+03:00",
    "message": "Add license"
  }],
  "diffs": [{
    "old_path": "LICENSE",
    "new_path": "LICENSE",
    "a_mode": "0",
    "b_mode": "100644",
    "diff": "--- /dev/null\n+++ b/LICENSE\n@@ -0,0 +1,21 @@\n+The MIT License (MIT)\n+\n+Copyright (c) 2018 Administrator\n+\n+Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy\n+of this software and associated documentation files (the \"Software\"), to deal\n+in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights\n+to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell\n+copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is\n+furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:\n+\n+The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all\n+copies or substantial portions of the Software.\n+\n+THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED \"AS IS\", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR\n+IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,\n+FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE\n+AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER\n+LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM,\n+OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE\n+SOFTWARE.\n",
    "new_file": true,
    "renamed_file": false,
    "deleted_file": false
  }]
}

Set a time estimate for a merge request

Sets an estimated time of work for this merge request.

POST /projects/:id/merge_requests/:merge_request_iid/time_estimate
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user
merge_request_iid integer yes The internal ID of the merge request
duration string yes The duration in human format. e.g: 3h30m
curl --request POST --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: 9koXpg98eAheJpvBs5tK" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/5/merge_requests/93/time_estimate?duration=3h30m

Example response:

{
  "human_time_estimate": "3h 30m",
  "human_total_time_spent": null,
  "time_estimate": 12600,
  "total_time_spent": 0
}

Reset the time estimate for a merge request

Resets the estimated time for this merge request to 0 seconds.

POST /projects/:id/merge_requests/:merge_request_iid/reset_time_estimate
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user
merge_request_iid integer yes The internal ID of a project's merge_request
curl --request POST --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: 9koXpg98eAheJpvBs5tK" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/5/merge_requests/93/reset_time_estimate

Example response:

{
  "human_time_estimate": null,
  "human_total_time_spent": null,
  "time_estimate": 0,
  "total_time_spent": 0
}

Add spent time for a merge request

Adds spent time for this merge request

POST /projects/:id/merge_requests/:merge_request_iid/add_spent_time
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user
merge_request_iid integer yes The internal ID of the merge request
duration string yes The duration in human format. e.g: 3h30m
curl --request POST --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: 9koXpg98eAheJpvBs5tK" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/5/merge_requests/93/add_spent_time?duration=1h

Example response:

{
  "human_time_estimate": null,
  "human_total_time_spent": "1h",
  "time_estimate": 0,
  "total_time_spent": 3600
}

Reset spent time for a merge request

Resets the total spent time for this merge request to 0 seconds.

POST /projects/:id/merge_requests/:merge_request_iid/reset_spent_time
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user
merge_request_iid integer yes The internal ID of a project's merge_request
curl --request POST --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: 9koXpg98eAheJpvBs5tK" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/5/merge_requests/93/reset_spent_time

Example response:

{
  "human_time_estimate": null,
  "human_total_time_spent": null,
  "time_estimate": 0,
  "total_time_spent": 0
}

Get time tracking stats

GET /projects/:id/merge_requests/:merge_request_iid/time_stats
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user
merge_request_iid integer yes The internal ID of the merge request
curl --request GET --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: 9koXpg98eAheJpvBs5tK" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/5/merge_requests/93/time_stats

Example response:

{
  "human_time_estimate": "2h",
  "human_total_time_spent": "1h",
  "time_estimate": 7200,
  "total_time_spent": 3600
}