REST Interface unable to create Request tickets when the ticket has properties which are set to required.

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Article ID: 7695

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Products

SUPPORT AUTOMATION- SERVER CA Service Desk Manager - Unified Self Service KNOWLEDGE TOOLS CA Service Management - Asset Portfolio Management CA Service Management - Service Desk Manager

Issue/Introduction

Creating a Request (cr factory) ticket works fine through REST when it has no properties or when the category has properties which auto-populate.

It does not seem to work when the request category has properties which auto-populate and some of them are set to required. 

Environment

SDM 14.1SDM 17.0

Resolution

In this scenario it would be recommended to set a default value for the required properties and then make a second REST call to update the value of the property with the correct value. 

For example if CI auto populates, the initial REST call will not allow affected_resource to be set to NULL.

A default value must be set for affected_resource to initially create the ticket, then a second call can be made to set this value to NULL.

You can set the HTTP header X-AttrsToNull and assign a NULL value to an attribute for the update operations.

 

 

 

Additional Information

Detailed information on REST HTTP Methods can be found below:

https://docops.ca.com/ca-service-management/14-1/en/reference/ca-service-desk-manager-reference-commands/technical-reference/rest-http-methods#RESTHTTPMethods-NULLValueinUpdateOperation