Issues API Objects

The following objects represent data returned by the Issues API

Issues

class github3.issues.issue.ShortIssue(json, session)

Object for the shortened representation of an Issue.

GitHub’s API returns different amounts of information about issues based upon how that information is retrieved. Often times, when iterating over several issues, GitHub will return less information. To provide a clear distinction between the types of issues, github3.py uses different classes with different sets of attributes.

New in version 1.0.0.

This object has the following attributes:

assignee

Deprecated since version 1.0.0: While the API still returns this attribute, it’s not as useful in the context of multiple assignees.

If a user is assigned to this issue, then it will be represented as a ShortUser.

assignees

If users are assigned to this issue, then they will be represented as a list of ShortUser.

body

The markdown formatted text of the issue as writen by the user who opened the issue.

closed_at

If this issue is closed, this will be a datetime object representing the date and time this issue was closed. Otherwise it will be None.

comments_count

The number of comments on this issue.

comments_url

The URL to retrieve the comments on this issue from the API.

created_at

A datetime object representing the date and time this issue was created.

events_url

The URL to retrieve the events related to this issue from the API.

html_url

The URL to view this issue in a browser.

id

The unique identifier for this issue in GitHub.

labels_urlt

A URITemplate object that can expand to a URL to retrieve the labels on this issue from the API.

locked

A boolean attribute representing whether or not this issue is locked.

milestone

A Milestone object representing the milestone to which this issue was assigned.

number

The number identifying this issue on its parent repository.

original_labels

If any are assigned to this issue, the list of ShortLabel objects representing the labels returned by the API for this issue.

pull_request_urls

If present, a dictionary of URLs for retrieving information about the associated pull request for this issue.

state

The current state of this issue, e.g., 'closed' or 'open'.

title

The title for this issue.

updated_at

A datetime object representing the date and time when this issue was last updated.

user

A ShortUser representing the user who opened this issue.

add_labels(*args)

Add labels to this issue.

Parameters:args (str) – (required), names of the labels you wish to add
Returns:list of labels
Return type:ShortLabel
as_dict()

Return the attributes for this object as a dictionary.

This is equivalent to calling:

json.loads(obj.as_json())
Returns:this object’s attributes serialized to a dictionary
Return type:dict
as_json()

Return the json data for this object.

This is equivalent to calling:

json.dumps(obj.as_dict())
Returns:this object’s attributes as a JSON string
Return type:str
assign(username)

Assign user username to this issue.

This is a short cut for edit().

Parameters:username (str) – username of the person to assign this issue to
Returns:True if successful, False, otherwise
Return type:bool
close()

Close this issue.

Returns:True if successful, False otherwise
Return type:bool
comment(id_num)

Get a single comment by its id.

The catch here is that id is NOT a simple number to obtain. If you were to look at the comments on issue #15 in sigmavirus24/Todo.txt-python, the first comment’s id is 4150787.

Parameters:id_num (int) – (required), comment id, see example above
Returns:the comment identified by id_num
Return type:IssueComment
comments(number=-1, sort='', direction='', since=None)

Iterate over the comments on this issue.

Parameters:
  • number (int) – (optional), number of comments to iterate over Default: -1 returns all comments
  • sort (str) – accepted valuees: (‘created’, ‘updated’) api-default: created
  • direction (str) – accepted values: (‘asc’, ‘desc’) Ignored without the sort parameter
  • since (datetime or string) – (optional), Only issues after this date will be returned. This can be a datetime or an ISO8601 formatted date string, e.g., 2012-05-20T23:10:27Z
Returns:

iterator of comments

Return type:

IssueComment

create_comment(body)

Create a comment on this issue.

Parameters:body (str) – (required), comment body
Returns:the created comment
Return type:IssueComment
edit(title=None, body=None, assignee=None, state=None, milestone=None, labels=None, assignees=None)

Edit this issue.

Parameters:
  • title (str) – title of the issue
  • body (str) – markdown formatted body (description) of the issue
  • assignee (str) – login name of user the issue should be assigned to
  • state (str) – accepted values: (‘open’, ‘closed’)
  • milestone (int) –

    the number (not title) of the milestone to assign this to, or 0 to remove the milestone

    Note

    This is not the milestone’s globally unique identifier, it’s value in number.

  • labels (list) – list of labels to apply this to
  • assignees (list of strings) – (optional), login of the users to assign the issue to
Returns:

True if successful, False otherwise

Return type:

bool

events(number=-1)

Iterate over events associated with this issue only.

Parameters:number (int) – (optional), number of events to return. Default: -1 returns all events available.
Returns:generator of events on this issues
Return type:IssueEvent
classmethod from_dict(json_dict, session)

Return an instance of this class formed from json_dict.

classmethod from_json(json, session)

Return an instance of this class formed from json.

is_closed()

Check if the issue is closed.

Returns:True if successful, False otherwise
Return type:bool
labels(number=-1, etag=None)

Iterate over the labels associated with this issue.

Parameters:
  • number (int) – (optional), number of labels to return. Default: -1 returns all labels applied to this issue.
  • etag (str) – (optional), ETag from a previous request to the same endpoint
Returns:

generator of labels on this issue

Return type:

ShortLabel

lock()

Lock an issue.

Returns:True if successful, False otherwise
Return type:bool
new_session()

Generate a new session.

Returns:A brand new session
Return type:GitHubSession
pull_request()

Retrieve the pull request associated with this issue.

Returns:the pull request associated with this issue
Return type:PullRequest
ratelimit_remaining

Number of requests before GitHub imposes a ratelimit.

Returns:int
refresh(conditional=False)

Re-retrieve the information for this object.

The reasoning for the return value is the following example:

repos = [r.refresh() for r in g.repositories_by('kennethreitz')]

Without the return value, that would be an array of None’s and you would otherwise have to do:

repos = [r for i in g.repositories_by('kennethreitz')]
[r.refresh() for r in repos]

Which is really an anti-pattern.

Changed in version 0.5.

Parameters:conditional (bool) – If True, then we will search for a stored header (‘Last-Modified’, or ‘ETag’) on the object and send that as described in the Conditional Requests section of the docs
Returns:self
remove_all_labels()

Remove all labels from this issue.

Returns:the list of current labels (empty) if successful
Return type:list
remove_label(name)

Remove label name from this issue.

Parameters:name (str) – (required), name of the label to remove
Returns:list of removed labels
Return type:ShortLabel
reopen()

Re-open a closed issue.

Note

This is a short cut to using edit().

Returns:True if successful, False otherwise
Return type:bool
replace_labels(labels)

Replace all labels on this issue with labels.

Parameters:labels (list) – label names
Returns:list of labels
Return type:ShortLabel
unlock()

Unlock an issue.

Returns:True if successful, False otherwise
Return type:bool
class github3.issues.issue.Issue(json, session)

Object for the full representation of an Issue.

GitHub’s API returns different amounts of information about issues based upon how that information is retrieved. This object exists to represent the full amount of information returned for a specific issue. For example, you would receive this class when calling issue(). To provide a clear distinction between the types of issues, github3.py uses different classes with different sets of attributes.

Changed in version 1.0.0.

This object has all of the same attributes as a ShortIssue as well as the following:

body_html

The HTML formatted body of this issue.

body_text

The plain-text formatted body of this issue.

closed_by

If the issue is closed, a ShortUser representing the user who closed the issue.

add_labels(*args)

Add labels to this issue.

Parameters:args (str) – (required), names of the labels you wish to add
Returns:list of labels
Return type:ShortLabel
as_dict()

Return the attributes for this object as a dictionary.

This is equivalent to calling:

json.loads(obj.as_json())
Returns:this object’s attributes serialized to a dictionary
Return type:dict
as_json()

Return the json data for this object.

This is equivalent to calling:

json.dumps(obj.as_dict())
Returns:this object’s attributes as a JSON string
Return type:str
assign(username)

Assign user username to this issue.

This is a short cut for edit().

Parameters:username (str) – username of the person to assign this issue to
Returns:True if successful, False, otherwise
Return type:bool
close()

Close this issue.

Returns:True if successful, False otherwise
Return type:bool
comment(id_num)

Get a single comment by its id.

The catch here is that id is NOT a simple number to obtain. If you were to look at the comments on issue #15 in sigmavirus24/Todo.txt-python, the first comment’s id is 4150787.

Parameters:id_num (int) – (required), comment id, see example above
Returns:the comment identified by id_num
Return type:IssueComment
comments(number=-1, sort='', direction='', since=None)

Iterate over the comments on this issue.

Parameters:
  • number (int) – (optional), number of comments to iterate over Default: -1 returns all comments
  • sort (str) – accepted valuees: (‘created’, ‘updated’) api-default: created
  • direction (str) – accepted values: (‘asc’, ‘desc’) Ignored without the sort parameter
  • since (datetime or string) – (optional), Only issues after this date will be returned. This can be a datetime or an ISO8601 formatted date string, e.g., 2012-05-20T23:10:27Z
Returns:

iterator of comments

Return type:

IssueComment

create_comment(body)

Create a comment on this issue.

Parameters:body (str) – (required), comment body
Returns:the created comment
Return type:IssueComment
edit(title=None, body=None, assignee=None, state=None, milestone=None, labels=None, assignees=None)

Edit this issue.

Parameters:
  • title (str) – title of the issue
  • body (str) – markdown formatted body (description) of the issue
  • assignee (str) – login name of user the issue should be assigned to
  • state (str) – accepted values: (‘open’, ‘closed’)
  • milestone (int) –

    the number (not title) of the milestone to assign this to, or 0 to remove the milestone

    Note

    This is not the milestone’s globally unique identifier, it’s value in number.

  • labels (list) – list of labels to apply this to
  • assignees (list of strings) – (optional), login of the users to assign the issue to
Returns:

True if successful, False otherwise

Return type:

bool

events(number=-1)

Iterate over events associated with this issue only.

Parameters:number (int) – (optional), number of events to return. Default: -1 returns all events available.
Returns:generator of events on this issues
Return type:IssueEvent
classmethod from_dict(json_dict, session)

Return an instance of this class formed from json_dict.

classmethod from_json(json, session)

Return an instance of this class formed from json.

is_closed()

Check if the issue is closed.

Returns:True if successful, False otherwise
Return type:bool
labels(number=-1, etag=None)

Iterate over the labels associated with this issue.

Parameters:
  • number (int) – (optional), number of labels to return. Default: -1 returns all labels applied to this issue.
  • etag (str) – (optional), ETag from a previous request to the same endpoint
Returns:

generator of labels on this issue

Return type:

ShortLabel

lock()

Lock an issue.

Returns:True if successful, False otherwise
Return type:bool
new_session()

Generate a new session.

Returns:A brand new session
Return type:GitHubSession
pull_request()

Retrieve the pull request associated with this issue.

Returns:the pull request associated with this issue
Return type:PullRequest
ratelimit_remaining

Number of requests before GitHub imposes a ratelimit.

Returns:int
refresh(conditional=False)

Re-retrieve the information for this object.

The reasoning for the return value is the following example:

repos = [r.refresh() for r in g.repositories_by('kennethreitz')]

Without the return value, that would be an array of None’s and you would otherwise have to do:

repos = [r for i in g.repositories_by('kennethreitz')]
[r.refresh() for r in repos]

Which is really an anti-pattern.

Changed in version 0.5.

Parameters:conditional (bool) – If True, then we will search for a stored header (‘Last-Modified’, or ‘ETag’) on the object and send that as described in the Conditional Requests section of the docs
Returns:self
remove_all_labels()

Remove all labels from this issue.

Returns:the list of current labels (empty) if successful
Return type:list
remove_label(name)

Remove label name from this issue.

Parameters:name (str) – (required), name of the label to remove
Returns:list of removed labels
Return type:ShortLabel
reopen()

Re-open a closed issue.

Note

This is a short cut to using edit().

Returns:True if successful, False otherwise
Return type:bool
replace_labels(labels)

Replace all labels on this issue with labels.

Parameters:labels (list) – label names
Returns:list of labels
Return type:ShortLabel
unlock()

Unlock an issue.

Returns:True if successful, False otherwise
Return type:bool

Issue Comments

class github3.issues.comment.IssueComment(json, session)

Representation of a comment left on an issue.

See also: http://developer.github.com/v3/issues/comments/

This object has the following attributes:

author_association

The association of the author (user) with the repository this issue belongs to.

body

The markdown formatted original text written by the author.

body_html

The HTML formatted comment body.

body_text

The plain-text formatted comment body.

created_at

A datetime object representing the date and time when this comment was created.

html_url

The URL to view this comment in a browser.

id

The unique identifier for this comment.

issue_url

The URL of the parent issue in the API.

updated_at

A datetime object representing the date and time when this comment was most recently updated.

user

A ShortUser representing the author of this comment.

as_dict()

Return the attributes for this object as a dictionary.

This is equivalent to calling:

json.loads(obj.as_json())
Returns:this object’s attributes serialized to a dictionary
Return type:dict
as_json()

Return the json data for this object.

This is equivalent to calling:

json.dumps(obj.as_dict())
Returns:this object’s attributes as a JSON string
Return type:str
delete()

Delete this comment.

Returns:bool
edit(body)

Edit this comment.

Parameters:body (str) – (required), new body of the comment, Markdown formatted
Returns:bool
classmethod from_dict(json_dict, session)

Return an instance of this class formed from json_dict.

classmethod from_json(json, session)

Return an instance of this class formed from json.

new_session()

Generate a new session.

Returns:A brand new session
Return type:GitHubSession
ratelimit_remaining

Number of requests before GitHub imposes a ratelimit.

Returns:int
refresh(conditional=False)

Re-retrieve the information for this object.

The reasoning for the return value is the following example:

repos = [r.refresh() for r in g.repositories_by('kennethreitz')]

Without the return value, that would be an array of None’s and you would otherwise have to do:

repos = [r for i in g.repositories_by('kennethreitz')]
[r.refresh() for r in repos]

Which is really an anti-pattern.

Changed in version 0.5.

Parameters:conditional (bool) – If True, then we will search for a stored header (‘Last-Modified’, or ‘ETag’) on the object and send that as described in the Conditional Requests section of the docs
Returns:self

Issue Events

class github3.issues.event.IssueEvent(json, session)

Representation of an event from a specific issue.

This object will be instantiated from calling events() which calls https://developer.github.com/v3/issues/events/#list-events-for-an-issue

See also: http://developer.github.com/v3/issues/events

This object has the following attributes:

actor

A ShortUser representing the user who generated this event.

commit_id

The string SHA of a commit that referenced the parent issue. If there was no commit referencing this issue, then this will be None.

commit_url

The URL to retrieve commit information from the API for the commit that references the parent issue. If there was no commit, this will be None.

created_at

A datetime object representing the date and time this event occurred.

event

The issue-specific action that generated this event. Some examples are:

  • closed
  • reopened
  • subscribed
  • merged
  • referenced
  • mentioned
  • assigned

See this list of events for a full listing.

id

The unique identifier for this event.

as_dict()

Return the attributes for this object as a dictionary.

This is equivalent to calling:

json.loads(obj.as_json())
Returns:this object’s attributes serialized to a dictionary
Return type:dict
as_json()

Return the json data for this object.

This is equivalent to calling:

json.dumps(obj.as_dict())
Returns:this object’s attributes as a JSON string
Return type:str
classmethod from_dict(json_dict, session)

Return an instance of this class formed from json_dict.

classmethod from_json(json, session)

Return an instance of this class formed from json.

new_session()

Generate a new session.

Returns:A brand new session
Return type:GitHubSession
ratelimit_remaining

Number of requests before GitHub imposes a ratelimit.

Returns:int
refresh(conditional=False)

Re-retrieve the information for this object.

The reasoning for the return value is the following example:

repos = [r.refresh() for r in g.repositories_by('kennethreitz')]

Without the return value, that would be an array of None’s and you would otherwise have to do:

repos = [r for i in g.repositories_by('kennethreitz')]
[r.refresh() for r in repos]

Which is really an anti-pattern.

Changed in version 0.5.

Parameters:conditional (bool) – If True, then we will search for a stored header (‘Last-Modified’, or ‘ETag’) on the object and send that as described in the Conditional Requests section of the docs
Returns:self
class github3.issues.event.RepositoryIssueEvent(json, session)

Representation of an issue event on the repository level.

This object will be instantiated from calling issue_events() or issue_events() which call https://developer.github.com/v3/issues/events/#list-events-for-a-repository

See also: http://developer.github.com/v3/issues/events

This object has all of the attributes of IssueEvent and the following:

issue

A ShortIssue representing the issue where this event originated from.

Issue Labels

class github3.issues.label.Label(json, session)

A representation of a label object defined on a repository.

See also: http://developer.github.com/v3/issues/labels/

This object has the following attributes:

.. attribute:: color
The hexadecimeal representation of the background color of this label.
desciption

The description for this label.

name

The name (display label) for this label.

as_dict()

Return the attributes for this object as a dictionary.

This is equivalent to calling:

json.loads(obj.as_json())
Returns:this object’s attributes serialized to a dictionary
Return type:dict
as_json()

Return the json data for this object.

This is equivalent to calling:

json.dumps(obj.as_dict())
Returns:this object’s attributes as a JSON string
Return type:str
delete()

Delete this label.

Returns:True if successfully deleted, False otherwise
Return type:bool
classmethod from_dict(json_dict, session)

Return an instance of this class formed from json_dict.

classmethod from_json(json, session)

Return an instance of this class formed from json.

new_session()

Generate a new session.

Returns:A brand new session
Return type:GitHubSession
ratelimit_remaining

Number of requests before GitHub imposes a ratelimit.

Returns:int
refresh(conditional=False)

Re-retrieve the information for this object.

The reasoning for the return value is the following example:

repos = [r.refresh() for r in g.repositories_by('kennethreitz')]

Without the return value, that would be an array of None’s and you would otherwise have to do:

repos = [r for i in g.repositories_by('kennethreitz')]
[r.refresh() for r in repos]

Which is really an anti-pattern.

Changed in version 0.5.

Parameters:conditional (bool) – If True, then we will search for a stored header (‘Last-Modified’, or ‘ETag’) on the object and send that as described in the Conditional Requests section of the docs
Returns:self
update(name, color, description=None)

Update this label.

Parameters:
  • name (str) – (required), new name of the label
  • color (str) – (required), color code, e.g., 626262, no leading ‘#’
  • description (str) – (optional), new description of the label
Returns:

True if successfully updated, False otherwise

Return type:

bool

Milestone Objects

class github3.issues.milestone.Milestone(json, session)

Representation of milestones on a repository.

See also: http://developer.github.com/v3/issues/milestones/

This object has the following attributes:

closed_issues_count

The number of closed issues in this milestone.

created_at

A datetime object representing the date and time when this milestone was created.

creator

If present, a ShortUser representing the user who created this milestone.

description

The written description of this milestone and its purpose.

due_on

If set, a datetime object representing the date and time when this milestone is due.

id

The unique identifier of this milestone in GitHub.

number

The repository-local numeric identifier of this milestone. This starts at 1 like issues.

open_issues_count

The number of open issues still in this milestone.

state

The state of this milestone, e.g., 'open' or 'closed'.

title

The title of this milestone.

updated_at

A datetime object representing the date and time when this milestone was last updated.

as_dict()

Return the attributes for this object as a dictionary.

This is equivalent to calling:

json.loads(obj.as_json())
Returns:this object’s attributes serialized to a dictionary
Return type:dict
as_json()

Return the json data for this object.

This is equivalent to calling:

json.dumps(obj.as_dict())
Returns:this object’s attributes as a JSON string
Return type:str
delete()

Delete this milestone.

Returns:True if successful, False otherwise
Return type:bool
classmethod from_dict(json_dict, session)

Return an instance of this class formed from json_dict.

classmethod from_json(json, session)

Return an instance of this class formed from json.

labels(number=-1, etag=None)

Iterate over the labels of every associated issue.

Changed in version 0.9: Add etag parameter.

Parameters:
  • number (int) – (optional), number of labels to return. Default: -1 returns all available labels.
  • etag (str) – (optional), ETag header from a previous response
Returns:

generator of labels

Return type:

ShortLabel

new_session()

Generate a new session.

Returns:A brand new session
Return type:GitHubSession
ratelimit_remaining

Number of requests before GitHub imposes a ratelimit.

Returns:int
refresh(conditional=False)

Re-retrieve the information for this object.

The reasoning for the return value is the following example:

repos = [r.refresh() for r in g.repositories_by('kennethreitz')]

Without the return value, that would be an array of None’s and you would otherwise have to do:

repos = [r for i in g.repositories_by('kennethreitz')]
[r.refresh() for r in repos]

Which is really an anti-pattern.

Changed in version 0.5.

Parameters:conditional (bool) – If True, then we will search for a stored header (‘Last-Modified’, or ‘ETag’) on the object and send that as described in the Conditional Requests section of the docs
Returns:self
update(title=None, state=None, description=None, due_on=None)

Update this milestone.

All parameters are optional, but it makes no sense to omit all of them at once.

Parameters:
  • title (str) – (optional), new title of the milestone
  • state (str) – (optional), (‘open’, ‘closed’)
  • description (str) – (optional)
  • due_on (str) – (optional), ISO 8601 time format: YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SSZ
Returns:

True if successful, False otherwise

Return type:

bool