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question of Issues #27

jeonghanlee opened this issue Apr 2, 2014 · 4 comments

question of Issues #27

jeonghanlee opened this issue Apr 2, 2014 · 4 comments


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I would like to access "parent_issued_id" in a single issue in order to collect Issues according to their parent Issues. However, I cannot find that
attributes in Issue. I am a novice of Python and Redmine. Here is my code

>>>from redmine import Redmine
>>>redmine = Redmine(g_redmine_url, key=g_redmine_key, requests={'verify': False})
>>>project = redmine.project.get(g_redmine_project)
>>>issues  = list(project.issues)
>>> dir(issues[0])
[u'assigned_to', 'attachments', u'author', u'category', 'changesets', 'children', u'created_on', u'description', u'done_ratio', u'due_date', u'id', 'journals', u'priority', u'project', 'relations', u'start_date', u'status', u'subject', 'time_entries', u'tracker', u'updated_on', 'watchers']
>>> fi=issues[0]
>>> fi.assigned_to
<redmine.resources.User #16 "Jeong Han Lee">
>>> fi.attachments
<redmine.resultsets.ResourceSet object with Attachment resources>
<redmine.resources.User #16 "Jeong Han Lee">
>>> fi.category
<redmine.resources.IssueCategory #14 "Control SW">
>>> fi.changesets
>>> fi.created_on
datetime.datetime(2014, 4, 2, 2, 5, 8)
>>> fi.description
>>> fi.done_ratio
>>> fi.due_date, 4, 17)
>>> fi.journals
<redmine.resultsets.ResourceSet object with IssueJournal resources>
>>> fi.priority
<redmine.resources.Enumeration #4 "Normal">
>>> fi.project
<redmine.resources.Project #52 "Fouth Year Plan">
>>> fi.relations
<redmine.resultsets.ResourceSet object with IssueRelation resources>
>>> fi.start_date, 4, 2)
>>> fi.status
<redmine.resources.IssueStatus #2 "In Progress">
>>> fi.subject
u'test issue for redmine python script'
>>> fi.time_entries
<redmine.resultsets.ResourceSet object with TimeEntry resources>
>>> fi.tracker
<redmine.resources.Tracker #13 "Activity">
>>> fi.updated_on
datetime.datetime(2014, 4, 2, 2, 5, 8)
>>> fi.watchers

As you expect,

>>> fi.parent_issue_id
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/redmine/", line 357, in __getattr__
    return super(Issue, self).__getattr__(item)
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/redmine/", line 166, in __getattr__
    return self._action_if_attribute_absent()
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/redmine/", line 264, in _action_if_attribute_absent
    raise ResourceAttrError()
redmine.exceptions.ResourceAttrError: Resource doesn't have the requested attribute

I was trying to look at, and realized quickly to ask this question to developers.


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Hello, Han!

If you need to access the parent issue of the issue you have to use the parent attribute of the issue resource, BUT it's only available ONLY if the issue has a parent issue, e.g.:

>>> from redmine import Redmine
>>> redmine = Redmine('http://your-redmine.url', username='jsmith', password='foobar')
>>> issue = redmine.issue.get(12345)
>>> dir(issue) 
 'parent', <---------- here it is
>>> issue.parent
{'id': 54321}

But if an issue doesn't have a parent issue, then the parent attribute won't be available. Also at the moment if you call


etc., it returns a dict, and not a resource object as it should, this is a bug in the python-redmine and will be fixed in the version. That means that you have to manually fetch the parent issue like that

parent_issue = redmine.issue.get(issue.parent['id'])

If you need to access the children issues from a parent issue you can call


which return a ResourceSet object of children issue resources if any

@maxtepkeev maxtepkeev self-assigned this Apr 2, 2014
maxtepkeev added a commit that referenced this issue Apr 2, 2014
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The bug with parent resource attribute not being converted to Resource object is fixed in 4d95d93 and will be released to PyPI later today.

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v0.8.1 with a fix released to PyPI.

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Thank you for your explanation.

I selected the wrong Issue which didn't have Parent. After switching to the right one, I could see Parent. And I am happy that my question - accidentally - could contribute to python-redmine :)

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