Resource: External System Link Copy ( /api/externalsystemlink/{linkId}/copy )

This is the resource which when POST'd to will create a copy of an existing external system link, targeting a new internal/remote project.

This resource supports the following methods: POST



Create a a copy of an external systems link.

Required Permissions

  • Resources/ExternalLinks

Supported Expansions

  • Configuration
  • ExternalSystem

For more details on expansions, please see the Expand help topic.

Status Codes

These are the expected status codes returned by the service. In addition, some other status codes may be returned if either an internal error occurs or there is an authentication issue (such as an expired OAuth token).

201 - CreatedReturned if the request was completed successfully.

Example - Create a new external system link, by copying the configuration from an existing link.

Create a new External System Link between a project in ET and a project in Jira, synchronizing requirements, and copying the configuration from an existing link.

The ID of the existing external system link to copy the configuration from is identified in the 'CopyFromLinkId' parameter.

The ID of the project in ET is specified in the 'ProjectId' parameter of the Source FieldVaues object.

The ID of the project in Jira is specified in the 'ProjectId' parameter of the Destination FieldValues object.

Note: To determine the required FieldValues you can supply the '$expand=InitialFieldValues' query parameter when retrieving the list of External Sources from /api/externalsources, to include examples of what FieldValues are expected.

Request Headers


Request Parameters

{linkId}b45599d1-d2b4-48d2-ad7e-db8d2882b7d9Identifier of the external system link to copy configuration from.

Request Body

  "Source": {
    "Key": "Requirement",
    "Id": null,
    "FieldValues": {
      "ProjectId": "3afbe0dd-55ca-419e-b75d-d21c821d7281"
  "Destination": {
    "Key": "Synchronization",
    "Id": "a01fc7ed-3492-4792-9a0b-e2b52fa10913",
    "FieldValues": {
      "ProjectId": "12345"
  "Name": "Project X",
  "CopyFromLinkId": "b45599d1-d2b4-48d2-ad7e-db8d2882b7d9"

Response Headers

Content-Typeapplication/json; charset=utf-8

Response Body

  "ExternalSystemId": "b5ee119f-bc44-4b3c-befe-919f2fe3f4f7",
  "ProjectId": "3afbe0dd-55ca-419e-b75d-d21c821d7281",
  "ProjectName": null,
  "Id": "a01fc7ed-3492-4792-9a0b-e2b52fa10913",
  "Type": "Requirement",
  "TypeForDisplay": null,
  "ExternalSystemName": "Rally",
  "ExternalSystemImplementationType": "Rally",
  "ExternalSystemConnectionType": null,
  "Name": "Project X Requirements",
  "Enabled": true,
  "LastSynchronizedAt": "2012-01-01T14:04:07Z",
  "LastDestinationToSourceSynchronizationAt": "2012-01-01T14:04:05Z",
  "LastSourceToDestinationSynchronizationAt": "2012-01-01T14:04:06Z",
  "ConfigurationComplete": true,
  "ConfigurationProblems": [],
  "AutoSelect": "NotApplicable",
  "Self": "http://localhost/api/externalsystemlink/a01fc7ed-3492-4792-9a0b-e2b52fa10913",
  "Links": [
      "Title": "Configuration Editor",
      "Href": "http://localhost/api",
      "Rel": "Edit"

Status Code

201 - Created

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