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Status Future consideration
Workspace API Connect
Created by Guest
Created on May 17, 2021

APIc Toolkit needs to document the support for version specific product:list requests

The documentation for the APIc Toolkit products:list command suggests this syntax be used:


./apic-slim products:list --scope catalog --server api.ef29-9c0b91ad.us-east.apiconnect.cloud.ibm.com -o appdev-iam-apic-role-testing -c patmc cfapi-version-list-test

cfapi-version-list-test:1.0.1 [state: published] https://api.ef29-9c0b91ad.us-east.apiconnect.cloud.ibm.com/api/catalogs/d6f9d822-4eb1-4bee-a874-e4d9435b76e3/996475b0-1f42-4484-990e-0a0701933413/products/e4b9bd6a-9596-4b02-bc48-ea728c951f4a

cfapi-version-list-test:1.0.0 [state: published] https://api.ef29-9c0b91ad.us-east.apiconnect.cloud.ibm.com/api/catalogs/d6f9d822-4eb1-4bee-a874-e4d9435b76e3/996475b0-1f42-4484-990e-0a0701933413/products/40b71c9a-d1a7-487f-a774-7bce6d436e80


The ability to understand what the state of a specific product version is a requirement for the creation of robust CI/CD scripts for Product/API management. The products:get command accepts a product:version parameter, but that command does not provide state information (e.g. published).

An "undocumented feature" in the APIc Toolkit allows for the use of a parameter that includes both product name and version [as product/version], with the desired results in the response:


./apic-slim products:list --scope catalog --server api.ef29-9c0b91ad.us-east.apiconnect.cloud.ibm.com -o appdev-iam-apic-role-testing -c patmc cfapi-version-list-test/1.0.1 --output - --fields title,version,state

title: cfapi-version-list-test

version: 1.0.1

state: published



This "undocumented feature" should be documented. As part of that, adding the ability to use the same syntax seen elsewhere in the APIc Toolkit, to the products:list command (e.g. product:version), should be considered.

NET: Good CI/CD scripts require this function; clients would like to know this capability is supported by having it described in the APIc Toolkit documentation.

Note: This RFE was opened as part of an IBM Cloud support conversation with a client team that uses APIc and manages their environment using smart CI/CD scripts. Created here as this RFE needs to be visible to that client, and possibly others, so that they may vote for it.

Idea Priority High
Who would benefit from this IDEA? APIc clients who use a continuous integration deployment strategy for their Products/APIs