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Milestones and API things


Hi All,

I’m looking at setting monthly Milestones for the UAT/BPT side of manual document tests. Is there a way of manipulating the API to use the sytem clock, so there would be no need to manually create one?

I could be way off here, but I haven’t really been able to find the sort of thing I’m looking for.

Any pointers/help would be great.

Thanks in advance


Hello Max,

Thanks for your posting. Could you provide a few more details on what you are trying to accomplish? What do you mean with system clock, for example? If you want to create new milestones at the beginning of a month, you can automate this easily with the scheduling features of Windows or Linux/Unix (Windows Scheduler or cron under Linux/Unix).

I hope this helps!



Hmm… I didn’t know there was a way to use the scheduling features of windows or linux. Have always set the milestone manually.

Exactly what I meant. Create new milestone every month automatically.
Interesting… must have a dig around :smile:

Thanks Tobias


Hi Max,

Great to hear that this would work for you :slight_smile: The idea would be to use the operating system scheduler (Windows Scheduler or cron) to trigger a script that simply adds a milestone via the API.



I’m making a start with the documentation…

POST index.php?/api/v2/add_milestone/:project_id’… not a developer so it might take me a few days but once I get it I think it’ll be something I can implement easier when we get the go ahead to move our current platform to linux :smile:


Hi Max,

The API also comes with a few examples and bindings for various languages (C#, Java, Python, etc.) but we are also happy to help in case you have any questions.