A toolkit wrapping Rally's REST webservice for Ruby
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Copyright (c) Rally Software Development Corp. 2015 Distributed under the MIT License.


The Ruby Toolkit for Rally REST API is available on an as-is basis.


Rally Software does not actively maintain this toolkit. If you have a question or problem, we recommend posting it to Stack Overflow: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/ask?tags=rally


RallyAPI (rally_api) -- a wrapper for Rally's REST Web Services API

Stories in Ready

RallyAPI is a wrapper of Rally's Web Service API JSON endpoints using rest-client and native json parsing Check the examples directory for more detailed samples.


gem install rally_api


Making a connection to Rally require 'rally_api'

#Setting custom headers
headers = RallyAPI::CustomHttpHeader.new()
headers.name = "My Utility"
headers.vendor = "MyCompany"
headers.version = "1.0"

#or one line custom header
headers = RallyAPI::CustomHttpHeader.new({:vendor => "Vendor", :name => "Custom Name", :version => "1.0"})

config = {:base_url => "https://rally1.rallydev.com/slm"}
config[:username]   = "user@company.com"
config[:password]   = "password"
config[:workspace]  = "Workspace Name"
config[:project]    = "Project Name"
config[:headers]    = headers #from RallyAPI::CustomHttpHeader.new()

@rally = RallyAPI::RallyRestJson.new(config)

#Using api keys? -- currently rally1 only
Go to https://rally1.rallydev.com/login
You can generate an api key on this site and use it *instead* of username and password
config = {:base_url => "https://rally1.rallydev.com/slm"}
config[:api_key]   = "_your_api_key_from_https://rally1.rallydev.com/login"
config[:workspace]  = "Workspace Name"
config[:project]    = "Project Name"
config[:headers]    = headers #from RallyAPI::CustomHttpHeader.new()

User Authentication

A Rally API Key can be used for user authentication. If an API Key is provided, the username and password are ignored. (This is true even if the API Key is invalid, blank, or nil.)

Querying Rally

#type names are stored in rally.rally_objects hash, you can inspect there for a list
#Look at the TypePath for all typedefs and this is the key to each hash.
#If you pass in a symbol (for code using versions prior to 0.7.3), it will be downcased and turned into a string
# examples are:   "defect", "hierarchicalrequirement", "portfolioitem/feature"

test_query = RallyAPI::RallyQuery.new()
test_query.type = "defect"
test_query.fetch = "Name"
test_query.workspace = {"_ref" => "https://rally1.rallydev.com/slm/webservice/v2.0/workspace/12345" } #optional
test_query.project = {"_ref" => "https://rally1.rallydev.com/slm/webservice/v2.0/project/12345" }     #optional
test_query.page_size = 200       #optional - default is 200
test_query.limit = 1000          #optional - default is 99999
test_query.project_scope_up = false
test_query.project_scope_down = true
test_query.order = "Name Asc"
test_query.query_string = "(Severity = \"High\")"

results = @rally.find(test_query)

#tip - set the fetch string of the query to the fields you need -
#only resort to the read method if you want your code to be slow
results.each do |defect|
  puts defect.Name   # or defect["Name"]
  defect.read    #read the whole defect from Rally to get all fields (eg Severity)
  puts defect.Severity

#for people comfortable passing around blocks:
results = @rally.find do |q|
    q.type = "defect"
    q.fetch = "Name,FormattedID"
    q.query_string = "(Priority = \"Low\")"

Reading an Artifact

defect = @rally.read("defect", 12345)      #by ObjectID
defect = @rally.read("defect", "FormattedID|DE42")      #by FormattedID
#or if you already have an object like from a query
results = @rally.find(RallyAPI::RallyQuery.new({:type => :defect, :query_string => "(FormattedID = DE42)"}))
defect = results.first

puts defect["Name"]
#or - fields can be read by bracket artifact["FieldDisplayName"] or artifact.FieldDisplayName
puts defect.Name

#An Important note about reading fields and fetching:
#If you query with a specific fetch string, for example query defect and fetch Name,Severity,Description
#You will *only* get back those fields defect.Priority will be nil, but may not be null in Rally
#Use object.read or @rally.read to make sure you read the whole object if you want what is in Rally
#  This is done for speed - lazy loading (going back to get a value from Rally) can be unnecessarily slow
#  *Pick your fetch strings wisely* fetch everything you need and don't rely on read if you don't need it, the speed is worth it.

Creating an Artifact

obj = {}
obj["Name"] = "Test Defect created #{DateTime.now()}"
new_de = @rally.create("defect", obj)
puts new_de["FormattedID"]

Updating an Artifact

fields = {}
fields["Severity"] = "Critical"
fields["Description"] = "Description for the issue"
updated_defect = @rally.update("defect", 12345, fields)    #by ObjectID
updated_defect = @rally.update("defect", "FormattedID|DE42", fields)   #by FormattedID
# or
defect = @rally.read("defect", 12345)      #by lookup then udpating via the object
field_updates = {"Description" => "Changed Description"}


#allowed values:  pass the Artifact type string or downcased symbol and the Display Name of the field
@rally.allowed_values("Defect", "Severity")
@rally.allowed_values("story", "ScheduleState")

#re-ranking:  rank_above and rank_below
story1.rank_above(story2)   #in a drag and drop workspace move story1 relative to story2

Revision History

Version 1.2.0 (April 2015) - set default WSAPI version to 2.0, fix paging issue in reread,
  can now use DisplayName for custom fields in create and update operations.
  Set httpclient gem runtime dependency to '= 2.5.0'.

Version 1.1.2 (October 2014) - Set httpclient gem runtime dependency to '~> 2.4.0'.

Version 1.1.1 (October 2014) - Relax httpclient gem runtime dependency to '>= 2.3.0'.

Version 1.1.0 (September 2014) - Appends workspace to Rally API requests to enable correct retrieval
  of allowed values from a user's non-default workspace. Updates gem development dependencies and 
  test files structure.