Merge requests API

Version history
  • author_id, author_username, and assignee_id were introduced in GitLab 9.5.
  • my_reaction_emoji was introduced in GitLab 10.0.
  • For the scope attribute, created-by-me and assigned-to-me were deprecated in favor of created_by_me and assigned_to_me in GitLab 11.0.
  • with_labels_details was introduced in GitLab 12.7.
  • author_username and author_username were introduced in GitLab 12.10.
  • reference was deprecated in GitLab 12.10 in favour of references.
  • with_merge_status_recheck was introduced in GitLab 13.0.
  • reviewer_username and reviewer_id were introduced in GitLab 13.8.
  • reviewer_ids was introduced in GitLab 13.8.
  • draft was introduced as an eventual replacement for work_in_progress in GitLab 14.0

Every API call to merge requests must be authenticated.

Important notes:

  • Introduced in GitLab 12.8, the mergeability (merge_status) of each merge request is checked asynchronously when a request is made to this endpoint. Poll this API endpoint to get updated status. This affects the has_conflicts property as it is dependent on the merge_status. It returns false unless merge_status is cannot_be_merged.
  • Introduced in GitLab 13.0, listing merge requests may not proactively update merge_status (which also affects the has_conflicts), as this can be an expensive operation. If you need the value of these fields from this endpoint, set the with_merge_status_recheck parameter to true in the query.
  • references.relative is relative to the group or project that the merge request is being requested. When the merge request is fetched from its project, relative format would be the same as short format, and when requested across groups or projects, it is expected to be the same as full format.
  • If approvals_before_merge is not provided, it inherits the value from the target project. If provided, the following conditions must hold for it to take effect:

    • The target project’s approvals_before_merge must be greater than zero. A value of zero disables approvals for that project.
    • The provided value of approvals_before_merge must be greater than the target project’s approvals_before_merge.

    This API returns HTTP 201 Created for a successful response.

  • Introduced in GitLab 13.6, diffs associated with the set of changes have the same size limitations applied as other diffs returned by the API or viewed via the UI. When these limits impact the results, the overflow field contains a value of true. Diff data without these limits applied can be retrieved by adding the access_raw_diffs parameter, accessing diffs not from the database but from Gitaly directly. This approach is generally slower and more resource-intensive, but isn’t subject to size limits placed on database-backed diffs. Limits inherent to Gitaly still apply.

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, locked, or merged) or all of them (all). It should be noted that when searching by locked it mostly returns no results as it is a short-lived, transitional state. The pagination parameters page and per_page can be used to restrict the list of merge requests.

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?author_username=gitlab-bot
GET /merge_requests?my_reaction_emoji=star
GET /merge_requests?scope=assigned_to_me
GET /merge_requests?search=foo&in=title

Parameters:

Attribute Type Required Description
state string no Return all merge requests or just those that are opened, closed, locked, 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. None returns merge requests with no milestone. Any returns merge requests that have an assigned 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. None lists all merge requests with no labels. Any lists all merge requests with at least one label. No+Label (Deprecated) lists all merge requests with no labels. Predefined names are case-insensitive.
with_labels_details boolean no If true, response returns more details for each label in labels field: :name, :color, :description, :description_html, :text_color. Default is false.
with_merge_status_recheck boolean no If true, this projection requests (but does not guarantee) that the merge_status field be recalculated asynchronously. Default is false.
created_after datetime no Return merge requests created on or after the given time. Expected in ISO 8601 format (2019-03-15T08:00:00Z)
created_before datetime no Return merge requests created on or before the given time. Expected in ISO 8601 format (2019-03-15T08:00:00Z)
updated_after datetime no Return merge requests updated on or after the given time. Expected in ISO 8601 format (2019-03-15T08:00:00Z)
updated_before datetime no Return merge requests updated on or before the given time. Expected in ISO 8601 format (2019-03-15T08:00:00Z)
scope string no Return merge requests for the given scope: created_by_me, assigned_to_me or all. Defaults to created_by_me
For versions before 11.0, use the now deprecated created-by-me or assigned-to-me scopes instead.
author_id integer no Returns merge requests created by the given user id. Mutually exclusive with author_username. Combine with scope=all or scope=assigned_to_me.
author_username string no Returns merge requests created by the given username. Mutually exclusive with author_id.
assignee_id integer no Returns merge requests assigned to the given user id. None returns unassigned merge requests. Any returns merge requests with an assignee.
approver_ids integer array no Returns merge requests which have specified all the users with the given ids as individual approvers. None returns merge requests without approvers. Any returns merge requests with an approver.
approved_by_ids integer array no Returns merge requests which have been approved by all the users with the given ids (Max: 5). None returns merge requests with no approvals. Any returns merge requests with an approval.
reviewer_id integer no Returns merge requests which have the user as a reviewer with the given user id. None returns merge requests with no reviewers. Any returns merge requests with any reviewer. Mutually exclusive with reviewer_username.
reviewer_username string no Returns merge requests which have the user as a reviewer with the given username. None returns merge requests with no reviewers. Any returns merge requests with any reviewer. Mutually exclusive with reviewer_id.
my_reaction_emoji string no Return merge requests reacted by the authenticated user by the given emoji. None returns issues not given a reaction. Any returns issues given at least one reaction.
source_branch string no Return merge requests with the given source branch.
target_branch string no Return merge requests with the given target branch.
search string no Search merge requests against their title and description.
in string no Modify the scope of the search attribute. title, description, or a string joining them with comma. Default is title,description.
wip string no Filter merge requests against their wip status. yes to return only draft merge requests, no to return non-draft merge requests.
not Hash no Return merge requests that do not match the parameters supplied. Accepts: labels, milestone, author_id, author_username, assignee_id, assignee_username, reviewer_id, reviewer_username, my_reaction_emoji.
environment string no Returns merge requests deployed to the given environment. Expected in ISO 8601 format (2019-03-15T08:00:00Z)
deployed_before datetime no Return merge requests deployed before the given date/time. Expected in ISO 8601 format (2019-03-15T08:00:00Z)
deployed_after datetime no Return merge requests deployed after the given date/time. Expected in ISO 8601 format (2019-03-15T08:00:00Z)
[
  {
    "id": 1,
    "iid": 1,
    "project_id": 3,
    "title": "test1",
    "description": "fixed login page css paddings",
    "state": "merged",
    "merged_by": {
      "id": 87854,
      "name": "Douwe Maan",
      "username": "DouweM",
      "state": "active",
      "avatar_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/uploads/-/system/user/avatar/87854/avatar.png",
      "web_url": "https://gitlab.com/DouweM"
    },
    "merged_at": "2018-09-07T11:16:17.520Z",
    "closed_by": null,
    "closed_at": null,
    "created_at": "2017-04-29T08:46:00Z",
    "updated_at": "2017-04-29T08:46:00Z",
    "target_branch": "master",
    "source_branch": "test1",
    "upvotes": 0,
    "downvotes": 0,
    "author": {
      "id": 1,
      "name": "Administrator",
      "username": "admin",
      "state": "active",
      "avatar_url": null,
      "web_url" : "https://gitlab.example.com/admin"
    },
    "assignee": {
      "id": 1,
      "name": "Administrator",
      "username": "admin",
      "state": "active",
      "avatar_url": null,
      "web_url" : "https://gitlab.example.com/admin"
    },
    "assignees": [{
      "name": "Miss Monserrate Beier",
      "username": "axel.block",
      "id": 12,
      "state": "active",
      "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/46f6f7dc858ada7be1853f7fb96e81da?s=80&d=identicon",
      "web_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/axel.block"
    }],
    "reviewers": [{
      "id": 2,
      "name": "Sam Bauch",
      "username": "kenyatta_oconnell",
      "state": "active",
      "avatar_url": "https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/956c92487c6f6f7616b536927e22c9a0?s=80&d=identicon",
      "web_url": "http://gitlab.example.com//kenyatta_oconnell"
    }],
    "source_project_id": 2,
    "target_project_id": 3,
    "labels": [
      "Community contribution",
      "Manage"
    ],
    "draft": false,
    "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": "2018-09-22",
      "start_date": "2018-08-08",
      "web_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/my-group/my-project/milestones/1"
    },
    "merge_when_pipeline_succeeds": true,
    "merge_status": "can_be_merged",
    "sha": "8888888888888888888888888888888888888888",
    "merge_commit_sha": null,
    "squash_commit_sha": null,
    "user_notes_count": 1,
    "discussion_locked": null,
    "should_remove_source_branch": true,
    "force_remove_source_branch": false,
    "allow_collaboration": false,
    "allow_maintainer_to_push": false,
    "web_url": "http://gitlab.example.com/my-group/my-project/merge_requests/1",
    "references": {
      "short": "!1",
      "relative": "my-group/my-project!1",
      "full": "my-group/my-project!1"
    },
    "time_stats": {
      "time_estimate": 0,
      "total_time_spent": 0,
      "human_time_estimate": null,
      "human_total_time_spent": null
    },
    "squash": false,
    "task_completion_status":{
      "count":0,
      "completed_count":0
    }
  }
]

Users on GitLab Premium or higher also see the approvals_before_merge parameter:

[
  {
    "id": 1,
    "title": "test1",
    "approvals_before_merge": 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, locked, 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 always equals target_project_id.

In the case of a merge request from the same project, source_project_id, target_project_id and project_id are the same. In the case of a merge request from a fork, target_project_id and project_id are the same and source_project_id is the fork project’s ID.

Parameters:

Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user.
iids[] integer array no Return the request having the given iid.
state string no Return all merge requests or just those that are opened, closed, locked, 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. None returns merge requests with no milestone. Any returns merge requests that have an assigned 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. None lists all merge requests with no labels. Any lists all merge requests with at least one label. No+Label (Deprecated) lists all merge requests with no labels. Predefined names are case-insensitive.
with_labels_details boolean no If true, response returns more details for each label in labels field: :name, :color, :description, :description_html, :text_color. Default is false.
with_merge_status_recheck boolean no If true, this projection requests (but does not guarantee) that the merge_status field be recalculated asynchronously. Default is false.
created_after datetime no Return merge requests created on or after the given time. Expected in ISO 8601 format (2019-03-15T08:00:00Z)
created_before datetime no Return merge requests created on or before the given time. Expected in ISO 8601 format (2019-03-15T08:00:00Z)
updated_after datetime no Return merge requests updated on or after the given time. Expected in ISO 8601 format (2019-03-15T08:00:00Z)
updated_before datetime no Return merge requests updated on or before the given time. Expected in ISO 8601 format (2019-03-15T08:00:00Z)
scope string no Return merge requests for the given scope: created_by_me, assigned_to_me, or all.
author_id integer no Returns merge requests created by the given user id. Mutually exclusive with author_username.
author_username string no Returns merge requests created by the given username. Mutually exclusive with author_id.
assignee_id integer no Returns merge requests assigned to the given user id. None returns unassigned merge requests. Any returns merge requests with an assignee.
approver_ids integer array no Returns merge requests which have specified all the users with the given ids as individual approvers. None returns merge requests without approvers. Any returns merge requests with an approver.
approved_by_ids integer array no Returns merge requests which have been approved by all the users with the given ids (Max: 5). None returns merge requests with no approvals. Any returns merge requests with an approval.
reviewer_id integer no Returns merge requests which have the user as a reviewer with the given user id. None returns merge requests with no reviewers. Any returns merge requests with any reviewer. Mutually exclusive with reviewer_username.
reviewer_username string no Returns merge requests which have the user as a reviewer with the given username. None returns merge requests with no reviewers. Any returns merge requests with any reviewer. Mutually exclusive with reviewer_id.
my_reaction_emoji string no Return merge requests reacted by the authenticated user by the given emoji. None returns issues not given a reaction. Any returns issues given at least one reaction.
source_branch string no Return merge requests with the given source branch.
target_branch string no Return merge requests with the given target branch.
search string no Search merge requests against their title and description.
wip string no Filter merge requests against their wip status. yes to return only draft merge requests, no to return non-draft merge requests.
not Hash no Return merge requests that do not match the parameters supplied. Accepts: labels, milestone, author_id, author_username, assignee_id, assignee_username, reviewer_id, reviewer_username, my_reaction_emoji.
[
  {
    "id": 1,
    "iid": 1,
    "project_id": 3,
    "title": "test1",
    "description": "fixed login page css paddings",
    "state": "merged",
    "merged_by": {
      "id": 87854,
      "name": "Douwe Maan",
      "username": "DouweM",
      "state": "active",
      "avatar_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/uploads/-/system/user/avatar/87854/avatar.png",
      "web_url": "https://gitlab.com/DouweM"
    },
    "merged_at": "2018-09-07T11:16:17.520Z",
    "closed_by": null,
    "closed_at": null,
    "created_at": "2017-04-29T08:46:00Z",
    "updated_at": "2017-04-29T08:46:00Z",
    "target_branch": "master",
    "source_branch": "test1",
    "upvotes": 0,
    "downvotes": 0,
    "author": {
      "id": 1,
      "name": "Administrator",
      "username": "admin",
      "state": "active",
      "avatar_url": null,
      "web_url" : "https://gitlab.example.com/admin"
    },
    "assignee": {
      "id": 1,
      "name": "Administrator",
      "username": "admin",
      "state": "active",
      "avatar_url": null,
      "web_url" : "https://gitlab.example.com/admin"
    },
    "assignees": [{
      "name": "Miss Monserrate Beier",
      "username": "axel.block",
      "id": 12,
      "state": "active",
      "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/46f6f7dc858ada7be1853f7fb96e81da?s=80&d=identicon",
      "web_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/axel.block"
    }],
    "reviewers": [{
      "id": 2,
      "name": "Sam Bauch",
      "username": "kenyatta_oconnell",
      "state": "active",
      "avatar_url": "https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/956c92487c6f6f7616b536927e22c9a0?s=80&d=identicon",
      "web_url": "http://gitlab.example.com//kenyatta_oconnell"
    }],
    "source_project_id": 2,
    "target_project_id": 3,
    "labels": [
      "Community contribution",
      "Manage"
    ],
    "draft": false,
    "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": "2018-09-22",
      "start_date": "2018-08-08",
      "web_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/my-group/my-project/milestones/1"
    },
    "merge_when_pipeline_succeeds": true,
    "merge_status": "can_be_merged",
    "sha": "8888888888888888888888888888888888888888",
    "merge_commit_sha": null,
    "squash_commit_sha": null,
    "user_notes_count": 1,
    "discussion_locked": null,
    "should_remove_source_branch": true,
    "force_remove_source_branch": false,
    "allow_collaboration": false,
    "allow_maintainer_to_push": false,
    "web_url": "http://gitlab.example.com/my-group/my-project/merge_requests/1",
    "references": {
      "short": "!1",
      "relative": "!1",
      "full": "my-group/my-project!1"
    },
    "time_stats": {
      "time_estimate": 0,
      "total_time_spent": 0,
      "human_time_estimate": null,
      "human_total_time_spent": null
    },
    "squash": false,
    "task_completion_status":{
      "count":0,
      "completed_count":0
    },
    "has_conflicts": false,
    "blocking_discussions_resolved": true
  }
]

The merge_status field may hold one of the following values:

Value Interpretation
unchecked We have not checked this yet
checking We are currently checking if the merge request can be merged
can_be_merged This merge request can be merged without conflict
cannot_be_merged There are merge conflicts between the source and target branches
cannot_be_merged_recheck Currently unchecked. Before the current changes, there were conflicts

Users on GitLab Premium or higher also see the approvals_before_merge parameter:

[
  {
    "id": 1,
    "title": "test1",
    "approvals_before_merge": null
    ...
  }
]

List group merge requests

Get all merge requests for this group and its subgroups. The state parameter can be used to get only merge requests with a given state (opened, closed, locked, 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 /groups/:id/merge_requests
GET /groups/:id/merge_requests?state=opened
GET /groups/:id/merge_requests?state=all
GET /groups/:id/merge_requests?milestone=release
GET /groups/:id/merge_requests?labels=bug,reproduced
GET /groups/:id/merge_requests?my_reaction_emoji=star

group_id represents the ID of the group which contains the project where the MR resides.

Parameters:

Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the group owned by the authenticated user.
state string no Return all merge requests or just those that are opened, closed, locked, or merged.
order_by string no Return merge requests ordered by created_at or updated_at fields. Default is created_at.
sort string no Return merge requests sorted in asc or desc order. Default is desc.
milestone string no Return merge requests for a specific milestone. None returns merge requests with no milestone. Any returns merge requests that have an assigned 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. None lists all merge requests with no labels. Any lists all merge requests with at least one label. No+Label (Deprecated) lists all merge requests with no labels. Predefined names are case-insensitive.
with_labels_details boolean no If true, response returns more details for each label in labels field: :name, :color, :description, :description_html, :text_color. Default is false. Introduced in GitLab 12.7.
with_merge_status_recheck boolean no If true, this projection requests (but does not guarantee) that the merge_status field be recalculated asynchronously. Default is false. Introduced in GitLab 13.0.
created_after datetime no Return merge requests created on or after the given time. Expected in ISO 8601 format (2019-03-15T08:00:00Z).
created_before datetime no Return merge requests created on or before the given time. Expected in ISO 8601 format (2019-03-15T08:00:00Z).
updated_after datetime no Return merge requests updated on or after the given time. Expected in ISO 8601 format (2019-03-15T08:00:00Z).
updated_before datetime no Return merge requests updated on or before the given time. Expected in ISO 8601 format (2019-03-15T08:00:00Z).
scope string no Return merge requests for the given scope: created_by_me, assigned_to_me or all.
author_id integer no Returns merge requests created by the given user id. Mutually exclusive with author_username. (Introduced in GitLab 9.5).
author_username string no Returns merge requests created by the given username. Mutually exclusive with author_id. (Introduced in GitLab 12.10).
assignee_id integer no Returns merge requests assigned to the given user id. None returns unassigned merge requests. Any returns merge requests with an assignee. (Introduced in GitLab 9.5).
approver_ids integer array no Returns merge requests which have specified all the users with the given ids as individual approvers. None returns merge requests without approvers. Any returns merge requests with an approver.
approved_by_ids integer array no Returns merge requests which have been approved by all the users with the given ids (Max: 5). None returns merge requests with no approvals. Any returns merge requests with an approval.
reviewer_id integer no Returns merge requests which have the user as a reviewer with the given user id. None returns merge requests with no reviewers. Any returns merge requests with any reviewer. Mutually exclusive with reviewer_username.
reviewer_username string no Returns merge requests which have the user as a reviewer with the given username. None returns merge requests with no reviewers. Any returns merge requests with any reviewer. Mutually exclusive with reviewer_id.
my_reaction_emoji string no Return merge requests reacted by the authenticated user by the given emoji. None returns issues not given a reaction. Any returns issues given at least one reaction. (Introduced in GitLab 10.0).
source_branch string no Return merge requests with the given source branch.
target_branch string no Return merge requests with the given target branch.
search string no Search merge requests against their title and description.
non_archived boolean no Return merge requests from non archived projects only. Default is true. (Introduced in GitLab 12.8).
not Hash no Return merge requests that do not match the parameters supplied. Accepts: labels, milestone, author_id, author_username, assignee_id, assignee_username, reviewer_id, reviewer_username, my_reaction_emoji.
[
  {
    "id": 1,
    "iid": 1,
    "project_id": 3,
    "title": "test1",
    "description": "fixed login page css paddings",
    "state": "merged",
    "merged_by": {
      "id": 87854,
      "name": "Douwe Maan",
      "username": "DouweM",
      "state": "active",
      "avatar_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/uploads/-/system/user/avatar/87854/avatar.png",
      "web_url": "https://gitlab.com/DouweM"
    },
    "merged_at": "2018-09-07T11:16:17.520Z",
    "closed_by": null,
    "closed_at": null,
    "created_at": "2017-04-29T08:46:00Z",
    "updated_at": "2017-04-29T08:46:00Z",
    "target_branch": "master",
    "source_branch": "test1",
    "upvotes": 0,
    "downvotes": 0,
    "author": {
      "id": 1,
      "name": "Administrator",
      "username": "admin",
      "state": "active",
      "avatar_url": null,
      "web_url" : "https://gitlab.example.com/admin"
    },
    "assignee": {
      "id": 1,
      "name": "Administrator",
      "username": "admin",
      "state": "active",
      "avatar_url": null,
      "web_url" : "https://gitlab.example.com/admin"
    },
    "assignees": [{
      "name": "Miss Monserrate Beier",
      "username": "axel.block",
      "id": 12,
      "state": "active",
      "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/46f6f7dc858ada7be1853f7fb96e81da?s=80&d=identicon",
      "web_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/axel.block"
    }],
    "reviewers": [{
      "id": 2,
      "name": "Sam Bauch",
      "username": "kenyatta_oconnell",
      "state": "active",
      "avatar_url": "https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/956c92487c6f6f7616b536927e22c9a0?s=80&d=identicon",
      "web_url": "http://gitlab.example.com//kenyatta_oconnell"
    }],
    "source_project_id": 2,
    "target_project_id": 3,
    "labels": [
      "Community contribution",
      "Manage"
    ],
    "draft": false,
    "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": "2018-10-22",
      "start_date": "2018-09-08",
      "web_url": "gitlab.example.com/my-group/my-project/milestones/1"
    },
    "merge_when_pipeline_succeeds": true,
    "merge_status": "can_be_merged",
    "sha": "8888888888888888888888888888888888888888",
    "merge_commit_sha": null,
    "squash_commit_sha": null,
    "user_notes_count": 1,
    "discussion_locked": null,
    "should_remove_source_branch": true,
    "force_remove_source_branch": false,
    "web_url": "http://gitlab.example.com/my-group/my-project/merge_requests/1",
    "references": {
      "short": "!1",
      "relative": "my-project!1",
      "full": "my-group/my-project!1"
    },
    "time_stats": {
      "time_estimate": 0,
      "total_time_spent": 0,
      "human_time_estimate": null,
      "human_total_time_spent": null
    },
    "squash": false,
    "task_completion_status":{
      "count":0,
      "completed_count":0
    },
    "has_conflicts": false,
    "blocking_discussions_resolved": true
  }
]

Users on GitLab Premium or higher also see the approvals_before_merge parameter:

[
  {
    "id": 1,
    "title": "test1",
    "approvals_before_merge": null
    ...
  }
]

Get single MR

Shows information about a single merge request.

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 is capped at 1,000. In that case, the API returns the string "1000+" for the changes count.

GET /projects/:id/merge_requests/:merge_request_iid

Parameters:

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.
render_html boolean no If true response includes rendered HTML for title and description.
include_diverged_commits_count boolean no If true response includes the commits behind the target branch.
include_rebase_in_progress boolean no If true response includes whether a rebase operation is in progress.
{
  "id": 1,
  "iid": 1,
  "project_id": 3,
  "title": "test1",
  "description": "fixed login page css paddings",
  "state": "merged",
  "created_at": "2017-04-29T08:46:00Z",
  "updated_at": "2017-04-29T08:46:00Z",
  "target_branch": "master",
  "source_branch": "test1",
  "upvotes": 0,
  "downvotes": 0,
  "author": {
    "id": 1,
    "name": "Administrator",
    "username": "admin",
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": null,
    "web_url" : "https://gitlab.example.com/admin"
  },
  "user" : {
    "can_merge" : false
  },
  "assignee": {
    "id": 1,
    "name": "Administrator",
    "username": "admin",
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": null,
    "web_url" : "https://gitlab.example.com/admin"
  },
  "assignees": [{
    "name": "Miss Monserrate Beier",
    "username": "axel.block",
    "id": 12,
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/46f6f7dc858ada7be1853f7fb96e81da?s=80&d=identicon",
    "web_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/axel.block"
  }],
  "reviewers": [{
    "id": 2,
    "name": "Sam Bauch",
    "username": "kenyatta_oconnell",
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": "https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/956c92487c6f6f7616b536927e22c9a0?s=80&d=identicon",
    "web_url": "http://gitlab.example.com//kenyatta_oconnell"
  }],
  "source_project_id": 2,
  "target_project_id": 3,
  "labels": [
    "Community contribution",
    "Manage"
  ],
  "draft": false,
  "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": "2018-09-22",
    "start_date": "2018-08-08",
    "web_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/my-group/my-project/milestones/1"
  },
  "merge_when_pipeline_succeeds": true,
  "merge_status": "can_be_merged",
  "merge_error": null,
  "sha": "8888888888888888888888888888888888888888",
  "merge_commit_sha": null,
  "squash_commit_sha": null,
  "user_notes_count": 1,
  "discussion_locked": null,
  "should_remove_source_branch": true,
  "force_remove_source_branch": false,
  "allow_collaboration": false,
  "allow_maintainer_to_push": false,
  "web_url": "http://gitlab.example.com/my-group/my-project/merge_requests/1",
  "references": {
    "short": "!1",
    "relative": "!1",
    "full": "my-group/my-project!1"
  },
  "time_stats": {
    "time_estimate": 0,
    "total_time_spent": 0,
    "human_time_estimate": null,
    "human_total_time_spent": null
  },
  "squash": false,
  "subscribed": false,
  "changes_count": "1",
  "merged_by": {
    "id": 87854,
    "name": "Douwe Maan",
    "username": "DouweM",
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/uploads/-/system/user/avatar/87854/avatar.png",
    "web_url": "https://gitlab.com/DouweM"
  },
  "merged_at": "2018-09-07T11:16:17.520Z",
  "closed_by": null,
  "closed_at": null,
  "latest_build_started_at": "2018-09-07T07:27:38.472Z",
  "latest_build_finished_at": "2018-09-07T08:07:06.012Z",
  "first_deployed_to_production_at": null,
  "pipeline": {
    "id": 29626725,
    "sha": "2be7ddb704c7b6b83732fdd5b9f09d5a397b5f8f",
    "ref": "patch-28",
    "status": "success",
    "web_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/my-group/my-project/pipelines/29626725"
  },
  "diff_refs": {
    "base_sha": "c380d3acebd181f13629a25d2e2acca46ffe1e00",
    "head_sha": "2be7ddb704c7b6b83732fdd5b9f09d5a397b5f8f",
    "start_sha": "c380d3acebd181f13629a25d2e2acca46ffe1e00"
  },
  "diverged_commits_count": 2,
  "rebase_in_progress": false,
  "first_contribution": false,
  "task_completion_status":{
    "count":0,
    "completed_count":0
  },
  "has_conflicts": false,
  "blocking_discussions_resolved": true
}

Users on GitLab Premium or higher also see the approvals_before_merge parameter:

{
  "id": 1,
  "title": "test1",
  "approvals_before_merge": null
  ...
}

The diff_refs in the response correspond to the latest diff version of the merge request.

Get single MR participants

Get a list of merge request participants.

GET /projects/:id/merge_requests/:merge_request_iid/participants

Parameters:

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.
[
  {
    "id": 1,
    "name": "John Doe1",
    "username": "user1",
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/c922747a93b40d1ea88262bf1aebee62?s=80&d=identicon",
    "web_url": "http://localhost/user1"
  },
  {
    "id": 2,
    "name": "John Doe2",
    "username": "user2",
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/10fc7f102be8de7657fb4d80898bbfe3?s=80&d=identicon",
    "web_url": "http://localhost/user2"
  }
]

Get single MR commits

Get a list of merge request commits.

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

Parameters:

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.
[
  {
    "id": "ed899a2f4b50b4370feeea94676502b42383c746",
    "short_id": "ed899a2f4b5",
    "title": "Replace sanitize with escape once",
    "author_name": "Example User",
    "author_email": "user@example.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": "Example User",
    "author_email": "user@example.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:

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.
access_raw_diffs boolean no Retrieve change diffs via Gitaly.
{
  "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",
    "web_url" : "https://gitlab.example.com/jarrett"
  },
  "assignee": {
    "name": "Administrator",
    "username": "root",
    "id": 1,
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/e64c7d89f26bd1972efa854d13d7dd61?s=40&d=identicon",
    "web_url" : "https://gitlab.example.com/root"
  },
  "assignees": [{
    "name": "Miss Monserrate Beier",
    "username": "axel.block",
    "id": 12,
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/46f6f7dc858ada7be1853f7fb96e81da?s=80&d=identicon",
    "web_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/axel.block"
  }],
  "reviewers": [{
    "name": "Miss Monserrate Beier",
    "username": "axel.block",
    "id": 12,
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/46f6f7dc858ada7be1853f7fb96e81da?s=80&d=identicon",
    "web_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/axel.block"
  }],
  "source_project_id": 4,
  "target_project_id": 4,
  "labels": [ ],
  "description": "Qui voluptatibus placeat ipsa alias quasi. Deleniti rem ut sint. Optio velit qui distinctio.",
  "draft": false,
  "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,
  "squash_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://gitlab.example.com/my-group/my-project/merge_requests/1",
  "references": {
    "short": "!1",
    "relative": "!1",
    "full": "my-group/my-project!1"
  },
  "discussion_locked": false,
  "time_stats": {
    "time_estimate": 0,
    "total_time_spent": 0,
    "human_time_estimate": null,
    "human_total_time_spent": null
  },
  "task_completion_status":{
    "count":0,
    "completed_count":0
  },
  "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
    }
  ],
  "overflow": false
}

List MR pipelines

Introduced in GitLab 10.5.

Get a list of merge request pipelines.

GET /projects/:id/merge_requests/:merge_request_iid/pipelines

Parameters:

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.
[
  {
    "id": 77,
    "sha": "959e04d7c7a30600c894bd3c0cd0e1ce7f42c11d",
    "ref": "master",
    "status": "success"
  }
]

Create MR Pipeline

Introduced in GitLab 12.3.

Create a new pipeline for a merge request. A pipeline created via this endpoint doesn’t run a regular branch/tag pipeline. It requires .gitlab-ci.yml to be configured with only: [merge_requests] to create jobs.

The new pipeline can be:

POST /projects/:id/merge_requests/:merge_request_iid/pipelines

Parameters:

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.
{
  "id": 2,
  "sha": "b83d6e391c22777fca1ed3012fce84f633d7fed0",
  "ref": "refs/merge-requests/1/head",
  "status": "pending",
  "web_url": "http://localhost/user1/project1/pipelines/2",
  "before_sha": "0000000000000000000000000000000000000000",
  "tag": false,
  "yaml_errors": null,
  "user": {
    "id": 1,
    "name": "John Doe1",
    "username": "user1",
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": "https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/c922747a93b40d1ea88262bf1aebee62?s=80&d=identicon",
    "web_url": "http://example.com"
  },
  "created_at": "2019-09-04T19:20:18.267Z",
  "updated_at": "2019-09-04T19:20:18.459Z",
  "started_at": null,
  "finished_at": null,
  "committed_at": null,
  "duration": null,
  "coverage": null,
  "detailed_status": {
    "icon": "status_pending",
    "text": "pending",
    "label": "pending",
    "group": "pending",
    "tooltip": "pending",
    "has_details": false,
    "details_path": "/user1/project1/pipelines/2",
    "illustration": null,
    "favicon": "/assets/ci_favicons/favicon_status_pending-5bdf338420e5221ca24353b6bff1c9367189588750632e9a871b7af09ff6a2ae.png"
  }
}

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.
assignee_ids integer array no The ID of the user(s) to assign the MR to. Set to 0 or provide an empty value to unassign all assignees.
reviewer_ids integer array no The ID of the user(s) added as a reviewer to the MR. If set to 0 or left empty, no reviewers are added.
description string no Description of MR. Limited to 1,048,576 characters.
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 global ID of a milestone.
remove_source_branch boolean no Flag indicating if a merge request should remove the source branch when merging.
allow_collaboration boolean no Allow commits from members who can merge to the target branch.
allow_maintainer_to_push boolean no Deprecated, see allow_collaboration.
squash boolean no Squash commits into a single commit when merging.
{
  "id": 1,
  "iid": 1,
  "project_id": 3,
  "title": "test1",
  "description": "fixed login page css paddings",
  "state": "merged",
  "created_at": "2017-04-29T08:46:00Z",
  "updated_at": "2017-04-29T08:46:00Z",
  "target_branch": "master",
  "source_branch": "test1",
  "upvotes": 0,
  "downvotes": 0,
  "author": {
    "id": 1,
    "name": "Administrator",
    "username": "admin",
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": null,
    "web_url" : "https://gitlab.example.com/admin"
  },
  "assignee": {
    "id": 1,
    "name": "Administrator",
    "username": "admin",
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": null,
    "web_url" : "https://gitlab.example.com/admin"
  },
  "source_project_id": 2,
  "target_project_id": 3,
  "labels": [
    "Community contribution",
    "Manage"
  ],
  "draft": false,
  "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": "2018-09-22",
    "start_date": "2018-08-08",
    "web_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/my-group/my-project/milestones/1"
  },
  "merge_when_pipeline_succeeds": true,
  "merge_status": "can_be_merged",
  "merge_error": null,
  "sha": "8888888888888888888888888888888888888888",
  "merge_commit_sha": null,
  "squash_commit_sha": null,
  "user_notes_count": 1,
  "discussion_locked": null,
  "should_remove_source_branch": true,
  "force_remove_source_branch": false,
  "allow_collaboration": false,
  "allow_maintainer_to_push": false,
  "web_url": "http://gitlab.example.com/my-group/my-project/merge_requests/1",
  "references": {
    "short": "!1",
    "relative": "!1",
    "full": "my-group/my-project!1"
  },
  "time_stats": {
    "time_estimate": 0,
    "total_time_spent": 0,
    "human_time_estimate": null,
    "human_total_time_spent": null
  },
  "squash": false,
  "subscribed": false,
  "changes_count": "1",
  "merged_by": {
    "id": 87854,
    "name": "Douwe Maan",
    "username": "DouweM",
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/uploads/-/system/user/avatar/87854/avatar.png",
    "web_url": "https://gitlab.com/DouweM"
  },
  "merged_at": "2018-09-07T11:16:17.520Z",
  "closed_by": null,
  "closed_at": null,
  "latest_build_started_at": "2018-09-07T07:27:38.472Z",
  "latest_build_finished_at": "2018-09-07T08:07:06.012Z",
  "first_deployed_to_production_at": null,
  "pipeline": {
    "id": 29626725,
    "sha": "2be7ddb704c7b6b83732fdd5b9f09d5a397b5f8f",
    "ref": "patch-28",
    "status": "success",
    "web_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/my-group/my-project/pipelines/29626725"
  },
  "diff_refs": {
    "base_sha": "c380d3acebd181f13629a25d2e2acca46ffe1e00",
    "head_sha": "2be7ddb704c7b6b83732fdd5b9f09d5a397b5f8f",
    "start_sha": "c380d3acebd181f13629a25d2e2acca46ffe1e00"
  },
  "diverged_commits_count": 2,
  "task_completion_status":{
    "count":0,
    "completed_count":0
  }
}

Users of GitLab Premium or higher also see the approvals_before_merge parameter:

{
  "id": 1,
  "title": "test1",
  "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 The ID of the user to assign the merge request to. Set to 0 or provide an empty value to unassign all assignees.
assignee_ids integer array no The ID of the user(s) to assign the MR to. Set to 0 or provide an empty value to unassign all assignees.
reviewer_ids integer array no The ID of the user(s) set as a reviewer to the MR. Set the value to 0 or provide an empty value to unset all reviewers.
milestone_id integer no The global ID of a milestone to assign the merge request to. Set to 0 or provide an empty value to unassign a milestone.
labels string no Comma-separated label names for a merge request. Set to an empty string to unassign all labels.
add_labels string no Comma-separated label names to add to a merge request.
remove_labels string no Comma-separated label names to remove from a merge request.
description string no Description of MR. Limited to 1,048,576 characters.
state_event string no New state (close/reopen).
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.
allow_collaboration boolean no Allow commits from members who can merge to the target branch.
allow_maintainer_to_push boolean no Deprecated, see allow_collaboration.

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

{
  "id": 1,
  "iid": 1,
  "project_id": 3,
  "title": "test1",
  "description": "fixed login page css paddings",
  "state": "merged",
  "created_at": "2017-04-29T08:46:00Z",
  "updated_at": "2017-04-29T08:46:00Z",
  "target_branch": "master",
  "source_branch": "test1",
  "upvotes": 0,
  "downvotes": 0,
  "author": {
    "id": 1,
    "name": "Administrator",
    "username": "admin",
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": null,
    "web_url" : "https://gitlab.example.com/admin"
  },
  "assignee": {
    "id": 1,
    "name": "Administrator",
    "username": "admin",
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": null,
    "web_url" : "https://gitlab.example.com/admin"
  },
  "assignees": [{
    "name": "Miss Monserrate Beier",
    "username": "axel.block",
    "id": 12,
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/46f6f7dc858ada7be1853f7fb96e81da?s=80&d=identicon",
    "web_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/axel.block"
  }],
  "reviewers": [{
    "name": "Miss Monserrate Beier",
    "username": "axel.block",
    "id": 12,
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/46f6f7dc858ada7be1853f7fb96e81da?s=80&d=identicon",
    "web_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/axel.block"
  }],
  "source_project_id": 2,
  "target_project_id": 3,
  "labels": [
    "Community contribution",
    "Manage"
  ],
  "draft": false,
  "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": "2018-09-22",
    "start_date": "2018-08-08",
    "web_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/my-group/my-project/milestones/1"
  },
  "merge_when_pipeline_succeeds": true,
  "merge_status": "can_be_merged",
  "merge_error": null,
  "sha": "8888888888888888888888888888888888888888",
  "merge_commit_sha": null,
  "squash_commit_sha": null,
  "user_notes_count": 1,
  "discussion_locked": null,
  "should_remove_source_branch": true,
  "force_remove_source_branch": false,
  "allow_collaboration": false,
  "allow_maintainer_to_push": false,
  "web_url": "http://gitlab.example.com/my-group/my-project/merge_requests/1",
  "references": {
    "short": "!1",
    "relative": "!1",
    "full": "my-group/my-project!1"
  },
  "time_stats": {
    "time_estimate": 0,
    "total_time_spent": 0,
    "human_time_estimate": null,
    "human_total_time_spent": null
  },
  "squash": false,
  "subscribed": false,
  "changes_count": "1",
  "merged_by": {
    "id": 87854,
    "name": "Douwe Maan",
    "username": "DouweM",
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/uploads/-/system/user/avatar/87854/avatar.png",
    "web_url": "https://gitlab.com/DouweM"
  },
  "merged_at": "2018-09-07T11:16:17.520Z",
  "closed_by": null,
  "closed_at": null,
  "latest_build_started_at": "2018-09-07T07:27:38.472Z",
  "latest_build_finished_at": "2018-09-07T08:07:06.012Z",
  "first_deployed_to_production_at": null,
  "pipeline": {
    "id": 29626725,
    "sha": "2be7ddb704c7b6b83732fdd5b9f09d5a397b5f8f",
    "ref": "patch-28",
    "status": "success",
    "web_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/my-group/my-project/pipelines/29626725"
  },
  "diff_refs": {
    "base_sha": "c380d3acebd181f13629a25d2e2acca46ffe1e00",
    "head_sha": "2be7ddb704c7b6b83732fdd5b9f09d5a397b5f8f",
    "start_sha": "c380d3acebd181f13629a25d2e2acca46ffe1e00"
  },
  "diverged_commits_count": 2,
  "task_completion_status":{
    "count":0,
    "completed_count":0
  }
}

Users on GitLab Premium or higher also see the approvals_before_merge parameter:

{
  "id": 1,
  "title": "test1",
  "approvals_before_merge": null
  ...
}

Delete a merge request

Only for administrators and project owners. 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: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/4/merge_requests/85"

Accept MR

Merge changes submitted with MR using this API.

If a merge request is unable to be accepted (such as Draft, Closed, Pipeline Pending Completion, or Failed while requiring Success) - you receive a 405 and the error message ‘Method Not Allowed’

If it has some conflicts and can not be merged - you receive a 406 and the error message ‘Branch cannot be merged’

If the sha parameter is passed and does not match the HEAD of the source - you receive 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 receive a 401

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

Parameters:

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.
merge_commit_message string no Custom merge commit message.
squash_commit_message string no Custom squash commit message.
squash boolean no If true the commits are squashed into a single commit on merge.
should_remove_source_branch boolean no If true removes the source branch.
merge_when_pipeline_succeeds boolean no If true the MR is merged when the pipeline succeeds.
sha string no If present, then this SHA must match the HEAD of the source branch, otherwise the merge fails.
{
  "id": 1,
  "iid": 1,
  "project_id": 3,
  "title": "test1",
  "description": "fixed login page css paddings",
  "state": "merged",
  "created_at": "2017-04-29T08:46:00Z",
  "updated_at": "2017-04-29T08:46:00Z",
  "target_branch": "master",
  "source_branch": "test1",
  "upvotes": 0,
  "downvotes": 0,
  "author": {
    "id": 1,
    "name": "Administrator",
    "username": "admin",
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": null,
    "web_url" : "https://gitlab.example.com/admin"
  },
  "assignee": {
    "id": 1,
    "name": "Administrator",
    "username": "admin",
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": null,
    "web_url" : "https://gitlab.example.com/admin"
  },
  "assignees": [{
    "name": "Miss Monserrate Beier",
    "username": "axel.block",
    "id": 12,
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/46f6f7dc858ada7be1853f7fb96e81da?s=80&d=identicon",
    "web_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/axel.block"
  }],
  "reviewers": [{
    "name": "Miss Monserrate Beier",
    "username": "axel.block",
    "id": 12,
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/46f6f7dc858ada7be1853f7fb96e81da?s=80&d=identicon",
    "web_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/axel.block"
  }],
  "source_project_id": 2,
  "target_project_id": 3,
  "labels": [
    "Community contribution",
    "Manage"
  ],
  "draft": false,
  "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": "2018-09-22",
    "start_date": "2018-08-08",
    "web_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/my-group/my-project/milestones/1"
  },
  "merge_when_pipeline_succeeds": true,
  "merge_status": "can_be_merged",
  "merge_error": null,
  "sha": "8888888888888888888888888888888888888888",
  "merge_commit_sha": null,
  "squash_commit_sha": null,
  "user_notes_count": 1,
  "discussion_locked": null,
  "should_remove_source_branch": true,
  "force_remove_source_branch": false,
  "allow_collaboration": false,
  "allow_maintainer_to_push": false,
  "web_url": "http://gitlab.example.com/my-group/my-project/merge_requests/1",
  "references": {
    "short": "!1",
    "relative": "!1",
    "full": "my-group/my-project!1"
  },
  "time_stats": {
    "time_estimate": 0,
    "total_time_spent": 0,
    "human_time_estimate": null,
    "human_total_time_spent": null
  },
  "squash": false,
  "subscribed": false,
  "changes_count": "1",
  "merged_by": {
    "id": 87854,
    "name": "Douwe Maan",
    "username": "DouweM",
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/uploads/-/system/user/avatar/87854/avatar.png",
    "web_url": "https://gitlab.com/DouweM"
  },
  "merged_at": "2018-09-07T11:16:17.520Z",
  "closed_by": null,
  "closed_at": null,
  "latest_build_started_at": "2018-09-07T07:27:38.472Z",
  "latest_build_finished_at": "2018-09-07T08:07:06.012Z",
  "first_deployed_to_production_at": null,
  "pipeline": {
    "id": 29626725,
    "sha": "2be7ddb704c7b6b83732fdd5b9f09d5a397b5f8f",
    "ref": "patch-28",
    "status": "success",
    "web_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/my-group/my-project/pipelines/29626725"
  },
  "diff_refs": {
    "base_sha": "c380d3acebd181f13629a25d2e2acca46ffe1e00",
    "head_sha": "2be7ddb704c7b6b83732fdd5b9f09d5a397b5f8f",
    "start_sha": "c380d3acebd181f13629a25d2e2acca46ffe1e00"
  },
  "diverged_commits_count": 2,
  "task_completion_status":{
    "count":0,
    "completed_count":0
  }
}

Users on GitLab Premium or higher also see the approvals_before_merge parameter:

{
  "id": 1,
  "title": "test1",
  "approvals_before_merge": null
  ...
}

Merge to default merge ref path

Merge the changes between the merge request source and target branches into refs/merge-requests/:iid/merge ref, of the target project repository, if possible. This ref has the state the target branch would have if a regular merge action was taken.

This is not a regular merge action given it doesn’t change the merge request target branch state in any manner.

This ref (refs/merge-requests/:iid/merge) isn’t necessarily overwritten when submitting requests to this API, though it makes sure the ref has the latest possible state.

If the merge request has conflicts, is empty or already merged, you receive a 400 and a descriptive error message.

It returns the HEAD commit of refs/merge-requests/:iid/merge in the response body in case of 200.

GET /projects/:id/merge_requests/:merge_request_iid/merge_ref

Parameters:

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.
{
  "commit_id": "854a3a7a17acbcc0bbbea170986df1eb60435f34"
}

Cancel Merge When Pipeline Succeeds

  • If you don’t have permissions to accept this merge request - you receive a HTTP 401 Unauthorized.
  • If the merge request is already merged or closed - you receive a HTTP 405 Method Not Allowed and the error message ‘Method Not Allowed’.
  • In case the merge request is not set to be merged when the pipeline succeeds, you also receive a HTTP 406 Not Acceptable error.
POST /projects/:id/merge_requests/:merge_request_iid/cancel_merge_when_pipeline_succeeds

Parameters:

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.
{
  "id": 1,
  "iid": 1,
  "project_id": 3,
  "title": "test1",
  "description": "fixed login page css paddings",
  "state": "merged",
  "created_at": "2017-04-29T08:46:00Z",
  "updated_at": "2017-04-29T08:46:00Z",
  "target_branch": "master",
  "source_branch": "test1",
  "upvotes": 0,
  "downvotes": 0,
  "author": {
    "id": 1,
    "name": "Administrator",
    "username": "admin",
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": null,
    "web_url" : "https://gitlab.example.com/admin"
  },
  "assignee": {
    "id": 1,
    "name": "Administrator",
    "username": "admin",
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": null,
    "web_url" : "https://gitlab.example.com/admin"
  },
  "assignees": [{
    "name": "Miss Monserrate Beier",
    "username": "axel.block",
    "id": 12,
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/46f6f7dc858ada7be1853f7fb96e81da?s=80&d=identicon",
    "web_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/axel.block"
  }],
  "reviewers": [{
    "name": "Miss Monserrate Beier",
    "username": "axel.block",
    "id": 12,
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/46f6f7dc858ada7be1853f7fb96e81da?s=80&d=identicon",
    "web_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/axel.block"
  }],
  "source_project_id": 2,
  "target_project_id": 3,
  "labels": [
    "Community contribution",
    "Manage"
  ],
  "draft": false,
  "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": "2018-09-22",
    "start_date": "2018-08-08",
    "web_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/my-group/my-project/milestones/1"
  },
  "merge_when_pipeline_succeeds": false,
  "merge_status": "can_be_merged",
  "merge_error": null,
  "sha": "8888888888888888888888888888888888888888",
  "merge_commit_sha": null,
  "squash_commit_sha": null,
  "user_notes_count": 1,
  "discussion_locked": null,
  "should_remove_source_branch": true,
  "force_remove_source_branch": false,
  "allow_collaboration": false,
  "allow_maintainer_to_push": false,
  "web_url": "http://gitlab.example.com/my-group/my-project/merge_requests/1",
  "references": {
    "short": "!1",
    "relative": "!1",
    "full": "my-group/my-project!1"
  },
  "time_stats": {
    "time_estimate": 0,
    "total_time_spent": 0,
    "human_time_estimate": null,
    "human_total_time_spent": null
  },
  "squash": false,
  "subscribed": false,
  "changes_count": "1",
  "merged_by": {
    "id": 87854,
    "name": "Douwe Maan",
    "username": "DouweM",
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/uploads/-/system/user/avatar/87854/avatar.png",
    "web_url": "https://gitlab.com/DouweM"
  },
  "merged_at": "2018-09-07T11:16:17.520Z",
  "closed_by": null,
  "closed_at": null,
  "latest_build_started_at": "2018-09-07T07:27:38.472Z",
  "latest_build_finished_at": "2018-09-07T08:07:06.012Z",
  "first_deployed_to_production_at": null,
  "pipeline": {
    "id": 29626725,
    "sha": "2be7ddb704c7b6b83732fdd5b9f09d5a397b5f8f",
    "ref": "patch-28",
    "status": "success",
    "web_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/my-group/my-project/pipelines/29626725"
  },
  "diff_refs": {
    "base_sha": "c380d3acebd181f13629a25d2e2acca46ffe1e00",
    "head_sha": "2be7ddb704c7b6b83732fdd5b9f09d5a397b5f8f",
    "start_sha": "c380d3acebd181f13629a25d2e2acca46ffe1e00"
  },
  "diverged_commits_count": 2,
  "task_completion_status":{
    "count":0,
    "completed_count":0
  }
}

Users on GitLab Premium or higher also see the approvals_before_merge parameter:

{
  "id": 1,
  "title": "test1",
  "approvals_before_merge": null
  ...
}

Rebase a merge request

Automatically rebase the source_branch of the merge request against its target_branch.

If you don’t have permissions to push to the merge request’s source branch - you receive a 403 Forbidden response.

PUT /projects/:id/merge_requests/:merge_request_iid/rebase
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.
skip_ci boolean no Set to true to skip creating a CI pipeline.
curl --request PUT --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/76/merge_requests/1/rebase"

This is an asynchronous request. The API returns a HTTP 202 Accepted response if the request is enqueued successfully, with a response containing:

{
  "rebase_in_progress": true
}

You can poll the Get single MR endpoint with the include_rebase_in_progress parameter to check the status of the asynchronous request.

If the rebase operation is ongoing, the response includes the following:

{
  "rebase_in_progress": true,
  "merge_error": null
}

After the rebase operation has completed successfully, the response includes the following:

{
  "rebase_in_progress": false,
  "merge_error": null
}

If the rebase operation fails, the response includes the following:

{
  "rebase_in_progress": false,
  "merge_error": "Rebase failed. Please rebase locally"
}

Comments on merge requests

Comments are done via the notes resource.

List issues that 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: <your_access_token>" "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"
   }
]

Example response when an external issue tracker (for example, 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 HTTP 304 Not Modified 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: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/5/merge_requests/17/subscribe"

Example response:

{
  "id": 1,
  "iid": 1,
  "project_id": 3,
  "title": "test1",
  "description": "fixed login page css paddings",
  "state": "merged",
  "created_at": "2017-04-29T08:46:00Z",
  "updated_at": "2017-04-29T08:46:00Z",
  "target_branch": "master",
  "source_branch": "test1",
  "upvotes": 0,
  "downvotes": 0,
  "author": {
    "id": 1,
    "name": "Administrator",
    "username": "admin",
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": null,
    "web_url" : "https://gitlab.example.com/admin"
  },
  "assignee": {
    "id": 1,
    "name": "Administrator",
    "username": "admin",
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": null,
    "web_url" : "https://gitlab.example.com/admin"
  },
  "assignees": [{
    "name": "Miss Monserrate Beier",
    "username": "axel.block",
    "id": 12,
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/46f6f7dc858ada7be1853f7fb96e81da?s=80&d=identicon",
    "web_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/axel.block"
  }],
  "reviewers": [{
    "name": "Miss Monserrate Beier",
    "username": "axel.block",
    "id": 12,
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/46f6f7dc858ada7be1853f7fb96e81da?s=80&d=identicon",
    "web_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/axel.block"
  }],
  "source_project_id": 2,
  "target_project_id": 3,
  "labels": [
    "Community contribution",
    "Manage"
  ],
  "draft": false,
  "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": "2018-09-22",
    "start_date": "2018-08-08",
    "web_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/my-group/my-project/milestones/1"
  },
  "merge_when_pipeline_succeeds": true,
  "merge_status": "can_be_merged",
  "sha": "8888888888888888888888888888888888888888",
  "merge_commit_sha": null,
  "squash_commit_sha": null,
  "user_notes_count": 1,
  "discussion_locked": null,
  "should_remove_source_branch": true,
  "force_remove_source_branch": false,
  "allow_collaboration": false,
  "allow_maintainer_to_push": false,
  "web_url": "http://gitlab.example.com/my-group/my-project/merge_requests/1",
  "references": {
    "short": "!1",
    "relative": "!1",
    "full": "my-group/my-project!1"
  },
  "time_stats": {
    "time_estimate": 0,
    "total_time_spent": 0,
    "human_time_estimate": null,
    "human_total_time_spent": null
  },
  "squash": false,
  "subscribed": false,
  "changes_count": "1",
  "merged_by": {
    "id": 87854,
    "name": "Douwe Maan",
    "username": "DouweM",
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/uploads/-/system/user/avatar/87854/avatar.png",
    "web_url": "https://gitlab.com/DouweM"
  },
  "merged_at": "2018-09-07T11:16:17.520Z",
  "closed_by": null,
  "closed_at": null,
  "latest_build_started_at": "2018-09-07T07:27:38.472Z",
  "latest_build_finished_at": "2018-09-07T08:07:06.012Z",
  "first_deployed_to_production_at": null,
  "pipeline": {
    "id": 29626725,
    "sha": "2be7ddb704c7b6b83732fdd5b9f09d5a397b5f8f",
    "ref": "patch-28",
    "status": "success",
    "web_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/my-group/my-project/pipelines/29626725"
  },
  "diff_refs": {
    "base_sha": "c380d3acebd181f13629a25d2e2acca46ffe1e00",
    "head_sha": "2be7ddb704c7b6b83732fdd5b9f09d5a397b5f8f",
    "start_sha": "c380d3acebd181f13629a25d2e2acca46ffe1e00"
  },
  "diverged_commits_count": 2,
  "task_completion_status":{
    "count":0,
    "completed_count":0
  }
}

Users on GitLab Premium or higher also see the approvals_before_merge parameter:

{
  "id": 1,
  "title": "test1",
  "approvals_before_merge": 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 HTTP 304 Not Modified 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: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/5/merge_requests/17/unsubscribe"

Example response:

{
  "id": 1,
  "iid": 1,
  "project_id": 3,
  "title": "test1",
  "description": "fixed login page css paddings",
  "state": "merged",
  "created_at": "2017-04-29T08:46:00Z",
  "updated_at": "2017-04-29T08:46:00Z",
  "target_branch": "master",
  "source_branch": "test1",
  "upvotes": 0,
  "downvotes": 0,
  "author": {
    "id": 1,
    "name": "Administrator",
    "username": "admin",
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": null,
    "web_url" : "https://gitlab.example.com/admin"
  },
  "assignee": {
    "id": 1,
    "name": "Administrator",
    "username": "admin",
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": null,
    "web_url" : "https://gitlab.example.com/admin"
  },
  "assignees": [{
    "name": "Miss Monserrate Beier",
    "username": "axel.block",
    "id": 12,
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/46f6f7dc858ada7be1853f7fb96e81da?s=80&d=identicon",
    "web_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/axel.block"
  }],
  "reviewers": [{
    "name": "Miss Monserrate Beier",
    "username": "axel.block",
    "id": 12,
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/46f6f7dc858ada7be1853f7fb96e81da?s=80&d=identicon",
    "web_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/axel.block"
  }],
  "source_project_id": 2,
  "target_project_id": 3,
  "labels": [
    "Community contribution",
    "Manage"
  ],
  "draft": false,
  "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": "2018-09-22",
    "start_date": "2018-08-08",
    "web_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/my-group/my-project/milestones/1"
  },
  "merge_when_pipeline_succeeds": true,
  "merge_status": "can_be_merged",
  "sha": "8888888888888888888888888888888888888888",
  "merge_commit_sha": null,
  "squash_commit_sha": null,
  "user_notes_count": 1,
  "discussion_locked": null,
  "should_remove_source_branch": true,
  "force_remove_source_branch": false,
  "allow_collaboration": false,
  "allow_maintainer_to_push": false,
  "web_url": "http://gitlab.example.com/my-group/my-project/merge_requests/1",
  "references": {
    "short": "!1",
    "relative": "!1",
    "full": "my-group/my-project!1"
  },
  "time_stats": {
    "time_estimate": 0,
    "total_time_spent": 0,
    "human_time_estimate": null,
    "human_total_time_spent": null
  },
  "squash": false,
  "subscribed": false,
  "changes_count": "1",
  "merged_by": {
    "id": 87854,
    "name": "Douwe Maan",
    "username": "DouweM",
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/uploads/-/system/user/avatar/87854/avatar.png",
    "web_url": "https://gitlab.com/DouweM"
  },
  "merged_at": "2018-09-07T11:16:17.520Z",
  "closed_by": null,
  "closed_at": null,
  "latest_build_started_at": "2018-09-07T07:27:38.472Z",
  "latest_build_finished_at": "2018-09-07T08:07:06.012Z",
  "first_deployed_to_production_at": null,
  "pipeline": {
    "id": 29626725,
    "sha": "2be7ddb704c7b6b83732fdd5b9f09d5a397b5f8f",
    "ref": "patch-28",
    "status": "success",
    "web_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/my-group/my-project/pipelines/29626725"
  },
  "diff_refs": {
    "base_sha": "c380d3acebd181f13629a25d2e2acca46ffe1e00",
    "head_sha": "2be7ddb704c7b6b83732fdd5b9f09d5a397b5f8f",
    "start_sha": "c380d3acebd181f13629a25d2e2acca46ffe1e00"
  },
  "diverged_commits_count": 2,
  "task_completion_status":{
    "count":0,
    "completed_count":0
  }
}

Users on GitLab Premium or higher also see the approvals_before_merge parameter:

{
  "id": 1,
  "title": "test1",
  "approvals_before_merge": null
  ...
}

Create a to-do item

Manually creates a to-do item for the current user on a merge request. If there already exists a to-do item for the user on that merge request, status code HTTP 304 Not Modified 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: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/5/merge_requests/27/todo"

Example response:

{
  "id": 113,
  "project": {
    "id": 3,
    "name": "GitLab CI/CD",
    "name_with_namespace": "GitLab Org / GitLab CI/CD",
    "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": "merged",
    "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"
    },
    "assignees": [{
      "name": "Miss Monserrate Beier",
      "username": "axel.block",
      "id": 12,
      "state": "active",
      "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/46f6f7dc858ada7be1853f7fb96e81da?s=80&d=identicon",
      "web_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/axel.block"
    }],
    "reviewers": [{
      "name": "Miss Monserrate Beier",
      "username": "axel.block",
      "id": 12,
      "state": "active",
      "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/46f6f7dc858ada7be1853f7fb96e81da?s=80&d=identicon",
      "web_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/axel.block"
    }],
    "source_project_id": 3,
    "target_project_id": 3,
    "labels": [],
    "draft": false,
    "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,
    "squash_commit_sha": null,
    "user_notes_count": 7,
    "changes_count": "1",
    "should_remove_source_branch": true,
    "force_remove_source_branch": false,
    "squash": false,
    "web_url": "http://example.com/my-group/my-project/merge_requests/1",
    "references": {
      "short": "!1",
      "relative": "!1",
      "full": "my-group/my-project!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. For an explanation of the SHAs in the response, read SHAs in the API response.

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: <your_access_token>" "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"
}]

SHAs in the API response

  • head_commit_sha: The HEAD commit of the source branch.
  • base_commit_sha: The merge-base commit SHA between the source branch and the target branches.
  • start_commit_sha: The HEAD commit SHA of the target branch when this version of the diff was created.

Get a single MR diff version

Get a single merge request diff version. For an explanation of the SHAs in the response, read SHAs in the API response.

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: <your_access_token>" "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, such as 3h30m.
curl --request POST --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "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: <your_access_token>" "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, such as 3h30m
summary string no A summary of how the time was spent.
curl --request POST --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "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: <your_access_token>" "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 --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "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
}

Approvals

For approvals, please see Merge Request Approvals

List merge request state events

To track which state was set, who did it, and when it happened, check out Resource state events API.