Search API

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Every API call to search must be authenticated.

Global Search API

Search globally across the GitLab instance.

GET /search
Attribute Type Required Description
scope string yes The scope to search in
search string yes The search query
state string no Filter by state. Issues and merge requests are supported; it is ignored for other scopes.
confidential boolean no Filter by confidentiality. Issues scope is supported; it is ignored for other scopes.
order_by string no Allowed values are created_at only. If this is not set, the results will either be sorted by created_at in descending order for basic search, or by the most relevant documents when using advanced search.
sort string no Allowed values are asc or desc only. If this is not set, the results will either be sorted by created_at in descending order for basic search, or by the most relevant documents when using advanced search.

Search the expression within the specified scope. Currently these scopes are supported: projects, issues, merge_requests, milestones, snippet_titles, users.

If Elasticsearch is enabled additional scopes available are blobs, wiki_blobs, notes, and commits. Find more about the feature.

The response depends on the requested scope.

Scope: projects

curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/search?scope=projects&search=flight"

Example response:

[
  {
    "id": 6,
    "description": "Nobis sed ipsam vero quod cupiditate veritatis hic.",
    "name": "Flight",
    "name_with_namespace": "Twitter / Flight",
    "path": "flight",
    "path_with_namespace": "twitter/flight",
    "created_at": "2017-09-05T07:58:01.621Z",
    "default_branch": "master",
    "tag_list":[],
    "ssh_url_to_repo": "ssh://jarka@localhost:2222/twitter/flight.git",
    "http_url_to_repo": "http://localhost:3000/twitter/flight.git",
    "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/twitter/flight",
    "avatar_url": null,
    "star_count": 0,
    "forks_count": 0,
    "last_activity_at": "2018-01-31T09:56:30.902Z"
  }
]

Scope: issues

curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/search?scope=issues&search=file"

Example response:

[
  {
    "id": 83,
    "iid": 1,
    "project_id": 12,
    "title": "Add file",
    "description": "Add first file",
    "state": "opened",
    "created_at": "2018-01-24T06:02:15.514Z",
    "updated_at": "2018-02-06T12:36:23.263Z",
    "closed_at": null,
    "labels":[],
    "milestone": null,
    "assignees": [{
      "id": 20,
      "name": "Ceola Deckow",
      "username": "sammy.collier",
      "state": "active",
      "avatar_url": "https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/c23d85a4f50e0ea76ab739156c639231?s=80&d=identicon",
      "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/sammy.collier"
    }],
    "author": {
      "id": 1,
      "name": "Administrator",
      "username": "root",
      "state": "active",
      "avatar_url": "https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/e64c7d89f26bd1972efa854d13d7dd61?s=80&d=identicon",
      "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/root"
    },
    "assignee": {
      "id": 20,
      "name": "Ceola Deckow",
      "username": "sammy.collier",
      "state": "active",
      "avatar_url": "https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/c23d85a4f50e0ea76ab739156c639231?s=80&d=identicon",
      "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/sammy.collier"
    },
    "user_notes_count": 0,
    "upvotes": 0,
    "downvotes": 0,
    "due_date": null,
    "confidential": false,
    "discussion_locked": null,
    "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/h5bp/7bp/subgroup-prj/issues/1",
    "time_stats": {
      "time_estimate": 0,
      "total_time_spent": 0,
      "human_time_estimate": null,
      "human_total_time_spent": null
    }
  }
]

Note: assignee column is deprecated, now we show it as a single-sized array assignees to conform to the GitLab EE API.

Scope: merge_requests

curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/search?scope=merge_requests&search=file"

Example response:

[
  {
    "id": 56,
    "iid": 8,
    "project_id": 6,
    "title": "Add first file",
    "description": "This is a test MR to add file",
    "state": "opened",
    "created_at": "2018-01-22T14:21:50.830Z",
    "updated_at": "2018-02-06T12:40:33.295Z",
    "target_branch": "master",
    "source_branch": "jaja-test",
    "upvotes": 0,
    "downvotes": 0,
    "author": {
      "id": 1,
      "name": "Administrator",
      "username": "root",
      "state": "active",
      "avatar_url": "https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/e64c7d89f26bd1972efa854d13d7dd61?s=80&d=identicon",
      "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/root"
    },
    "assignee": {
      "id": 5,
      "name": "Jacquelyn Kutch",
      "username": "abigail",
      "state": "active",
      "avatar_url": "https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/3138c66095ee4bd11a508c2f7f7772da?s=80&d=identicon",
      "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/abigail"
    },
    "source_project_id": 6,
    "target_project_id": 6,
    "labels": [
      "ruby",
      "tests"
    ],
    "work_in_progress": false,
    "milestone": {
      "id": 13,
      "iid": 3,
      "project_id": 6,
      "title": "v2.0",
      "description": "Qui aut qui eos dolor beatae itaque tempore molestiae.",
      "state": "active",
      "created_at": "2017-09-05T07:58:29.099Z",
      "updated_at": "2017-09-05T07:58:29.099Z",
      "due_date": null,
      "start_date": null
    },
    "merge_when_pipeline_succeeds": false,
    "merge_status": "can_be_merged",
    "sha": "78765a2d5e0a43585945c58e61ba2f822e4d090b",
    "merge_commit_sha": null,
    "squash_commit_sha": null,
    "user_notes_count": 0,
    "discussion_locked": null,
    "should_remove_source_branch": null,
    "force_remove_source_branch": true,
    "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/twitter/flight/merge_requests/8",
    "time_stats": {
      "time_estimate": 0,
      "total_time_spent": 0,
      "human_time_estimate": null,
      "human_total_time_spent": null
    }
  }
]

Scope: milestones

curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/search?scope=milestones&search=release"

Example response:

[
  {
    "id": 44,
    "iid": 1,
    "project_id": 12,
    "title": "next release",
    "description": "Next release milestone",
    "state": "active",
    "created_at": "2018-02-06T12:43:39.271Z",
    "updated_at": "2018-02-06T12:44:01.298Z",
    "due_date": "2018-04-18",
    "start_date": "2018-02-04"
  }
]

Scope: snippet_titles

curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/search?scope=snippet_titles&search=sample"

Example response:

[
  {
    "id": 50,
    "title": "Sample file",
    "file_name": "file.rb",
    "description": "Simple ruby file",
    "author": {
      "id": 1,
      "name": "Administrator",
      "username": "root",
      "state": "active",
      "avatar_url": "https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/e64c7d89f26bd1972efa854d13d7dd61?s=80&d=identicon",
      "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/root"
    },
    "updated_at": "2018-02-06T12:49:29.104Z",
    "created_at": "2017-11-28T08:20:18.071Z",
    "project_id": 9,
    "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/root/jira-test/snippets/50"
  }
]

Scope: wiki_blobs

This scope is available only if Elasticsearch is enabled.

curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/search?scope=wiki_blobs&search=bye"

Example response:


[
  {
    "basename": "home",
    "data": "hello\n\nand bye\n\nend",
    "path": "home.md",
    "filename": "home.md",
    "id": null,
    "ref": "master",
    "startline": 5,
    "project_id": 6
  }
]
Note: filename is deprecated in favor of path. Both return the full path of the file inside the repository, but in the future filename will be only the file name and not the full path. For details, see issue 34521.

Scope: commits

This scope is available only if Elasticsearch is enabled.

curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/search?scope=commits&search=bye"

Example response:


[
  {
  "id": "4109c2d872d5fdb1ed057400d103766aaea97f98",
  "short_id": "4109c2d8",
  "title": "goodbye $.browser",
  "created_at": "2013-02-18T22:02:54.000Z",
  "parent_ids": [
    "59d05353ab575bcc2aa958fe1782e93297de64c9"
  ],
  "message": "goodbye $.browser\n",
  "author_name": "angus croll",
  "author_email": "anguscroll@gmail.com",
  "authored_date": "2013-02-18T22:02:54.000Z",
  "committer_name": "angus croll",
  "committer_email": "anguscroll@gmail.com",
  "committed_date": "2013-02-18T22:02:54.000Z",
  "project_id": 6
  }
]

Scope: blobs

This scope is available only if Elasticsearch is enabled.

Filters are available for this scope:

  • filename
  • path
  • extension

to use a filter simply include it in your query like so: a query filename:some_name*.

You may use wildcards (*) to use glob matching.

curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/search?scope=blobs&search=installation"

Example response:


[
  {
    "basename": "README",
    "data": "```\n\n## Installation\n\nQuick start using the [pre-built",
    "path": "README.md",
    "filename": "README.md",
    "id": null,
    "ref": "master",
    "startline": 46,
    "project_id": 6
  }
]
Note: filename is deprecated in favor of path. Both return the full path of the file inside the repository, but in the future filename will be only the file name and not the full path. For details, see issue 34521.

Scope: notes

This scope is available only if Elasticsearch is enabled.

curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/6/search?scope=notes&search=maxime"

Example response:

[
  {
    "id": 191,
    "body": "Harum maxime consequuntur et et deleniti assumenda facilis.",
    "attachment": null,
    "author": {
      "id": 23,
      "name": "User 1",
      "username": "user1",
      "state": "active",
      "avatar_url": "https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/111d68d06e2d317b5a59c2c6c5bad808?s=80&d=identicon",
      "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/user1"
    },
    "created_at": "2017-09-05T08:01:32.068Z",
    "updated_at": "2017-09-05T08:01:32.068Z",
    "system": false,
    "noteable_id": 22,
    "noteable_type": "Issue",
    "noteable_iid": 2
  }
]

Scope: users

curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/search?scope=users&search=doe"

Example response:

[
  {
    "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"
  }
]

Group Search API

Search within the specified group.

If a user is not a member of a group and the group is private, a GET request on that group will result to a 404 status code.

GET /groups/:id/search
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the group owned by the authenticated user
scope string yes The scope to search in
search string yes The search query
state string no Filter by state. Issues and merge requests are supported; it is ignored for other scopes.
confidential boolean no Filter by confidentiality. Issues scope is supported; it is ignored for other scopes.
order_by string no Allowed values are created_at only. If this is not set, the results will either be sorted by created_at in descending order for basic search, or by the most relevant documents when using advanced search.
sort string no Allowed values are asc or desc only. If this is not set, the results will either be sorted by created_at in descending order for basic search, or by the most relevant documents when using advanced search.

Search the expression within the specified scope. Currently these scopes are supported: projects, issues, merge_requests, milestones, users.

If Elasticsearch is enabled additional scopes available are blobs, wiki_blobs, notes, and commits. Find more about the feature.

The response depends on the requested scope.

Scope: projects

curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/groups/3/search?scope=projects&search=flight"

Example response:

[
  {
    "id": 6,
    "description": "Nobis sed ipsam vero quod cupiditate veritatis hic.",
    "name": "Flight",
    "name_with_namespace": "Twitter / Flight",
    "path": "flight",
    "path_with_namespace": "twitter/flight",
    "created_at": "2017-09-05T07:58:01.621Z",
    "default_branch": "master",
    "tag_list":[],
    "ssh_url_to_repo": "ssh://jarka@localhost:2222/twitter/flight.git",
    "http_url_to_repo": "http://localhost:3000/twitter/flight.git",
    "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/twitter/flight",
    "avatar_url": null,
    "star_count": 0,
    "forks_count": 0,
    "last_activity_at": "2018-01-31T09:56:30.902Z"
  }
]

Scope: issues

curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/groups/3/search?scope=issues&search=file"

Example response:

[
  {
    "id": 83,
    "iid": 1,
    "project_id": 12,
    "title": "Add file",
    "description": "Add first file",
    "state": "opened",
    "created_at": "2018-01-24T06:02:15.514Z",
    "updated_at": "2018-02-06T12:36:23.263Z",
    "closed_at": null,
    "labels":[],
    "milestone": null,
    "assignees": [{
      "id": 20,
      "name": "Ceola Deckow",
      "username": "sammy.collier",
      "state": "active",
      "avatar_url": "https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/c23d85a4f50e0ea76ab739156c639231?s=80&d=identicon",
      "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/sammy.collier"
    }],
    "author": {
      "id": 1,
      "name": "Administrator",
      "username": "root",
      "state": "active",
      "avatar_url": "https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/e64c7d89f26bd1972efa854d13d7dd61?s=80&d=identicon",
      "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/root"
    },
    "assignee": {
      "id": 20,
      "name": "Ceola Deckow",
      "username": "sammy.collier",
      "state": "active",
      "avatar_url": "https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/c23d85a4f50e0ea76ab739156c639231?s=80&d=identicon",
      "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/sammy.collier"
    },
    "user_notes_count": 0,
    "upvotes": 0,
    "downvotes": 0,
    "due_date": null,
    "confidential": false,
    "discussion_locked": null,
    "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/h5bp/7bp/subgroup-prj/issues/1",
    "time_stats": {
      "time_estimate": 0,
      "total_time_spent": 0,
      "human_time_estimate": null,
      "human_total_time_spent": null
    }
  }
]

Note: assignee column is deprecated, now we show it as a single-sized array assignees to conform to the GitLab EE API.

Scope: merge_requests

curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/groups/3/search?scope=merge_requests&search=file"

Example response:

[
  {
    "id": 56,
    "iid": 8,
    "project_id": 6,
    "title": "Add first file",
    "description": "This is a test MR to add file",
    "state": "opened",
    "created_at": "2018-01-22T14:21:50.830Z",
    "updated_at": "2018-02-06T12:40:33.295Z",
    "target_branch": "master",
    "source_branch": "jaja-test",
    "upvotes": 0,
    "downvotes": 0,
    "author": {
      "id": 1,
      "name": "Administrator",
      "username": "root",
      "state": "active",
      "avatar_url": "https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/e64c7d89f26bd1972efa854d13d7dd61?s=80&d=identicon",
      "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/root"
    },
    "assignee": {
      "id": 5,
      "name": "Jacquelyn Kutch",
      "username": "abigail",
      "state": "active",
      "avatar_url": "https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/3138c66095ee4bd11a508c2f7f7772da?s=80&d=identicon",
      "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/abigail"
    },
    "source_project_id": 6,
    "target_project_id": 6,
    "labels": [
      "ruby",
      "tests"
    ],
    "work_in_progress": false,
    "milestone": {
      "id": 13,
      "iid": 3,
      "project_id": 6,
      "title": "v2.0",
      "description": "Qui aut qui eos dolor beatae itaque tempore molestiae.",
      "state": "active",
      "created_at": "2017-09-05T07:58:29.099Z",
      "updated_at": "2017-09-05T07:58:29.099Z",
      "due_date": null,
      "start_date": null
    },
    "merge_when_pipeline_succeeds": false,
    "merge_status": "can_be_merged",
    "sha": "78765a2d5e0a43585945c58e61ba2f822e4d090b",
    "merge_commit_sha": null,
    "squash_commit_sha": null,
    "user_notes_count": 0,
    "discussion_locked": null,
    "should_remove_source_branch": null,
    "force_remove_source_branch": true,
    "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/twitter/flight/merge_requests/8",
    "time_stats": {
      "time_estimate": 0,
      "total_time_spent": 0,
      "human_time_estimate": null,
      "human_total_time_spent": null
    }
  }
]

Scope: milestones

curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/groups/3/search?scope=milestones&search=release"

Example response:

[
  {
    "id": 44,
    "iid": 1,
    "project_id": 12,
    "title": "next release",
    "description": "Next release milestone",
    "state": "active",
    "created_at": "2018-02-06T12:43:39.271Z",
    "updated_at": "2018-02-06T12:44:01.298Z",
    "due_date": "2018-04-18",
    "start_date": "2018-02-04"
  }
]

Scope: wiki_blobs

This scope is available only if Elasticsearch is enabled.

curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/groups/6/search?scope=wiki_blobs&search=bye"

Example response:


[
  {
    "basename": "home",
    "data": "hello\n\nand bye\n\nend",
    "path": "home.md",
    "filename": "home.md",
    "id": null,
    "ref": "master",
    "startline": 5,
    "project_id": 6
  }
]

NOTE Note: filename is deprecated in favor of path. Both return the full path of the file inside the repository, but in the future filename will be only the file name and not the full path. For details, see issue 34521.

Scope: commits

This scope is available only if Elasticsearch is enabled.

curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/groups/6/search?scope=commits&search=bye"

Example response:


[
  {
  "id": "4109c2d872d5fdb1ed057400d103766aaea97f98",
  "short_id": "4109c2d8",
  "title": "goodbye $.browser",
  "created_at": "2013-02-18T22:02:54.000Z",
  "parent_ids": [
    "59d05353ab575bcc2aa958fe1782e93297de64c9"
  ],
  "message": "goodbye $.browser\n",
  "author_name": "angus croll",
  "author_email": "anguscroll@gmail.com",
  "authored_date": "2013-02-18T22:02:54.000Z",
  "committer_name": "angus croll",
  "committer_email": "anguscroll@gmail.com",
  "committed_date": "2013-02-18T22:02:54.000Z",
  "project_id": 6
  }
]

Scope: blobs

This scope is available only if Elasticsearch is enabled.

Filters are available for this scope:

  • filename
  • path
  • extension

to use a filter simply include it in your query like so: a query filename:some_name*.

You may use wildcards (*) to use glob matching.

curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/groups/6/search?scope=blobs&search=installation"

Example response:


[
  {
    "basename": "README",
    "data": "```\n\n## Installation\n\nQuick start using the [pre-built",
    "path": "README.md",
    "filename": "README.md",
    "id": null,
    "ref": "master",
    "startline": 46,
    "project_id": 6
  }
]

NOTE Note: filename is deprecated in favor of path. Both return the full path of the file inside the repository, but in the future filename will be only the file name and not the full path. For details, see issue 34521.

Scope: notes

This scope is available only if Elasticsearch is enabled.

curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/6/search?scope=notes&search=maxime"

Example response:

[
  {
    "id": 191,
    "body": "Harum maxime consequuntur et et deleniti assumenda facilis.",
    "attachment": null,
    "author": {
      "id": 23,
      "name": "User 1",
      "username": "user1",
      "state": "active",
      "avatar_url": "https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/111d68d06e2d317b5a59c2c6c5bad808?s=80&d=identicon",
      "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/user1"
    },
    "created_at": "2017-09-05T08:01:32.068Z",
    "updated_at": "2017-09-05T08:01:32.068Z",
    "system": false,
    "noteable_id": 22,
    "noteable_type": "Issue",
    "noteable_iid": 2
  }
]

Scope: users

curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/groups/3/search?scope=users&search=doe"

Example response:

[
  {
    "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"
  }
]

Project Search API

Search within the specified project.

If a user is not a member of a project and the project is private, a GET request on that project will result to a 404 status code.

GET /projects/:id/search
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user
scope string yes The scope to search in
search string yes The search query
ref string no The name of a repository branch or tag to search on. The project’s default branch is used by default. This is only applicable for scopes: commits, blobs, and wiki_blobs.
state string no Filter by state. Issues and merge requests are supported; it is ignored for other scopes.
confidential boolean no Filter by confidentiality. Issues scope is supported; it is ignored for other scopes.
order_by string no Allowed values are created_at only. If this is not set, the results will either be sorted by created_at in descending order for basic search, or by the most relevant documents when using advanced search.
sort string no Allowed values are asc or desc only. If this is not set, the results will either be sorted by created_at in descending order for basic search, or by the most relevant documents when using advanced search.

Search the expression within the specified scope. Currently these scopes are supported: issues, merge_requests, milestones, notes, wiki_blobs, commits, blobs, users.

The response depends on the requested scope.

Scope: issues

curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/12/search?scope=issues&search=file"

Example response:

[
  {
    "id": 83,
    "iid": 1,
    "project_id": 12,
    "title": "Add file",
    "description": "Add first file",
    "state": "opened",
    "created_at": "2018-01-24T06:02:15.514Z",
    "updated_at": "2018-02-06T12:36:23.263Z",
    "closed_at": null,
    "labels":[],
    "milestone": null,
    "assignees": [{
      "id": 20,
      "name": "Ceola Deckow",
      "username": "sammy.collier",
      "state": "active",
      "avatar_url": "https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/c23d85a4f50e0ea76ab739156c639231?s=80&d=identicon",
      "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/sammy.collier"
    }],
    "author": {
      "id": 1,
      "name": "Administrator",
      "username": "root",
      "state": "active",
      "avatar_url": "https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/e64c7d89f26bd1972efa854d13d7dd61?s=80&d=identicon",
      "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/root"
    },
    "assignee": {
      "id": 20,
      "name": "Ceola Deckow",
      "username": "sammy.collier",
      "state": "active",
      "avatar_url": "https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/c23d85a4f50e0ea76ab739156c639231?s=80&d=identicon",
      "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/sammy.collier"
    },
    "user_notes_count": 0,
    "upvotes": 0,
    "downvotes": 0,
    "due_date": null,
    "confidential": false,
    "discussion_locked": null,
    "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/h5bp/7bp/subgroup-prj/issues/1",
    "time_stats": {
      "time_estimate": 0,
      "total_time_spent": 0,
      "human_time_estimate": null,
      "human_total_time_spent": null
    }
  }
]

Note: assignee column is deprecated, now we show it as a single-sized array assignees to conform to the GitLab EE API.

Scope: merge_requests

curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/6/search?scope=merge_requests&search=file"

Example response:

[
  {
    "id": 56,
    "iid": 8,
    "project_id": 6,
    "title": "Add first file",
    "description": "This is a test MR to add file",
    "state": "opened",
    "created_at": "2018-01-22T14:21:50.830Z",
    "updated_at": "2018-02-06T12:40:33.295Z",
    "target_branch": "master",
    "source_branch": "jaja-test",
    "upvotes": 0,
    "downvotes": 0,
    "author": {
      "id": 1,
      "name": "Administrator",
      "username": "root",
      "state": "active",
      "avatar_url": "https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/e64c7d89f26bd1972efa854d13d7dd61?s=80&d=identicon",
      "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/root"
    },
    "assignee": {
      "id": 5,
      "name": "Jacquelyn Kutch",
      "username": "abigail",
      "state": "active",
      "avatar_url": "https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/3138c66095ee4bd11a508c2f7f7772da?s=80&d=identicon",
      "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/abigail"
    },
    "source_project_id": 6,
    "target_project_id": 6,
    "labels": [
      "ruby",
      "tests"
    ],
    "work_in_progress": false,
    "milestone": {
      "id": 13,
      "iid": 3,
      "project_id": 6,
      "title": "v2.0",
      "description": "Qui aut qui eos dolor beatae itaque tempore molestiae.",
      "state": "active",
      "created_at": "2017-09-05T07:58:29.099Z",
      "updated_at": "2017-09-05T07:58:29.099Z",
      "due_date": null,
      "start_date": null
    },
    "merge_when_pipeline_succeeds": false,
    "merge_status": "can_be_merged",
    "sha": "78765a2d5e0a43585945c58e61ba2f822e4d090b",
    "merge_commit_sha": null,
    "squash_commit_sha": null,
    "user_notes_count": 0,
    "discussion_locked": null,
    "should_remove_source_branch": null,
    "force_remove_source_branch": true,
    "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/twitter/flight/merge_requests/8",
    "time_stats": {
      "time_estimate": 0,
      "total_time_spent": 0,
      "human_time_estimate": null,
      "human_total_time_spent": null
    }
  }
]

Scope: milestones

curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/12/search?scope=milestones&search=release"

Example response:

[
  {
    "id": 44,
    "iid": 1,
    "project_id": 12,
    "title": "next release",
    "description": "Next release milestone",
    "state": "active",
    "created_at": "2018-02-06T12:43:39.271Z",
    "updated_at": "2018-02-06T12:44:01.298Z",
    "due_date": "2018-04-18",
    "start_date": "2018-02-04"
  }
]

Scope: notes

curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/6/search?scope=notes&search=maxime"

Example response:

[
  {
    "id": 191,
    "body": "Harum maxime consequuntur et et deleniti assumenda facilis.",
    "attachment": null,
    "author": {
      "id": 23,
      "name": "User 1",
      "username": "user1",
      "state": "active",
      "avatar_url": "https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/111d68d06e2d317b5a59c2c6c5bad808?s=80&d=identicon",
      "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/user1"
    },
    "created_at": "2017-09-05T08:01:32.068Z",
    "updated_at": "2017-09-05T08:01:32.068Z",
    "system": false,
    "noteable_id": 22,
    "noteable_type": "Issue",
    "noteable_iid": 2
  }
]

Scope: wiki_blobs

Filters are available for this scope:

  • filename
  • path
  • extension

To use a filter simply include it in your query like: a query filename:some_name*. You may use wildcards (*) to use glob matching.

Wiki blobs searches are performed on both filenames and contents. Search results:

  • Found in filenames are displayed before results found in contents.
  • May contain multiple matches for the same blob because the search string might be found in both the filename and content, or might appear multiple times in the content.
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/6/search?scope=wiki_blobs&search=bye"

Example response:


[
  {
    "basename": "home",
    "data": "hello\n\nand bye\n\nend",
    "path": "home.md",
    "filename": "home.md",
    "id": null,
    "ref": "master",
    "startline": 5,
    "project_id": 6
  }
]
Note: filename is deprecated in favor of path. Both return the full path of the file inside the repository, but in the future filename will be only the file name and not the full path. For details, see issue 34521.

Scope: commits

curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/6/search?scope=commits&search=bye"

Example response:


[
  {
  "id": "4109c2d872d5fdb1ed057400d103766aaea97f98",
  "short_id": "4109c2d8",
  "title": "goodbye $.browser",
  "created_at": "2013-02-18T22:02:54.000Z",
  "parent_ids": [
    "59d05353ab575bcc2aa958fe1782e93297de64c9"
  ],
  "message": "goodbye $.browser\n",
  "author_name": "angus croll",
  "author_email": "anguscroll@gmail.com",
  "authored_date": "2013-02-18T22:02:54.000Z",
  "committer_name": "angus croll",
  "committer_email": "anguscroll@gmail.com",
  "committed_date": "2013-02-18T22:02:54.000Z",
  "project_id": 6
  }
]

Scope: blobs

Filters are available for this scope:

  • filename
  • path
  • extension

To use a filter simply include it in your query like: a query filename:some_name*. You may use wildcards (*) to use glob matching.

Blobs searches are performed on both filenames and contents. Search results:

  • Found in filenames are displayed before results found in contents.
  • May contain multiple matches for the same blob because the search string might be found in both the filename and content, or might appear multiple times in the content.
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/6/search?scope=blobs&search=installation&ref=feature"

Example response:


[
  {
    "basename": "README",
    "data": "```\n\n## Installation\n\nQuick start using the [pre-built",
    "path": "README.md",
    "filename": "README.md",
    "id": null,
    "ref": "feature",
    "startline": 46,
    "project_id": 6
  }
]
Note: filename is deprecated in favor of path. Both return the full path of the file inside the repository, but in the future filename will be only the file name and not the full path. For details, see issue 34521.

Scope: users

curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/6/search?scope=users&search=doe"

Example response:

[
  {
    "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"
  }
]