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Using the REST API it is possible to link a defect to another entity.

In this article I want to show how to link an existing defect to a requirement using XML.

Identify required fields

According to the REST API documentation a link is described by the entity "defect-link".

First we need to identify required fields for the entity "defect-link". To do so we have to call the following URL e.g. using your browser.


Below method can be used in order to calculate work (working / business) days in VBScript ignoring bank holidays.

Version History

Version  Date  Description 
0.1  2014-11-12 Initial commit.
0.2  2015-05-20  Replaced the old algorithm with a smarter solution, which is also regarding the fact that the start date can be younger than an end date. 

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If you have to apply filters in HP ALM programmatically the following function allows you to escape characters in filter strings, which cause runtime errors if not handled properly.

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This category will provide articles regarding usage of Visual Basic Script in the workflow module of HP ALM.