Automate JIRA version management

In our workflow we do use versions in Jira, but there is never ending story, we are forgetting to add new versions, release old and so on.

What do we have is knowledge which version is current.

So here are some ththoughts about automating that.

Example of REST API request from PowerShell

$username = 'your_user_name'
$password = '********************************'
$authorization = [System.Convert]::ToBase64String([System.Text.Encoding]::ASCII.GetBytes("${username}:${password}"))
$headers = @{ Authorization = "Basic $authorization" }

Invoke-RestMethod -Uri http://jira.example.com:85/rest/api/2/project/RUA/versions -Headers $headers | Format-Table projectId, id, name, archived, released, releaseDate -AutoSize

Retrieve versions

https://docs.atlassian.com/jira/REST/6.1.7/#d2e231

Invoke-RestMethod -Uri http://jira.example.com:85/rest/api/2/project/RUA/versions -Headers $headers

Create version

https://docs.atlassian.com/jira/REST/6.1.7/#d2e537

$body = @{
    name = '73.8'
    projectId = 10040
}
Invoke-RestMethod -Uri http://jira.example.com:85/rest/api/2/version -Headers $headers -Method Post -ContentType 'application/json' -Body ($body | ConvertTo-Json)

Release version

https://docs.atlassian.com/jira/REST/6.1.7/#d2e607

$versionId = 13710
$body = @{
    archived = $false
    released = $true
    releaseDate = (Get-Date -Format 'yyyy-MM-dd')
}
Invoke-RestMethod -Uri "http://jira.example.com:85/rest/api/2/version/$versionId" -Headers $headers-Method Put -ContentType 'application/json' -Body ($body | ConvertTo-Json)

Version comprasion

Powershell actually have special type for versions and can compare them

[version]'71.3' -lt [version]'71.5'

Create new version if required

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$CurrentVersion = [version]((Invoke-WebRequest http://test.example.com/version.aspx | Select-Object -ExpandProperty AllElements | Where-Object id -EQ data | Select-Object -ExpandProperty innerHTML) -split ' ' | Select-Object -First 1)
$NextVersionsCount = Invoke-RestMethod -Uri http://jira.example.com:85/rest/api/2/project/RUA/versions -Headers @{ Authorization = "Basic ***************************==" } | Select-Object -ExpandProperty SyncRoot | Where-Object name -Like "$($CurrentVersion.Major).*" | Select-Object *, @{n='version';e={ [version]$_.name }} | Where-Object version -gt $CurrentVersion | Measure-Object | Select-Object -ExpandProperty Count

if($NextVersionsCount -eq 0) {
    $Body = @{
        name = "$($CurrentVersion.Major).$($CurrentVersion.Minor + 1)"
        projectId = 10040
    }
    Invoke-RestMethod -Uri http://jira.rabota.ua:85/rest/api/2/version -Headers @{ Authorization = "Basic ***************************==" } -Method Post -ContentType 'application/json' -Body ($Body | ConvertTo-Json)
}

So, from now on responsibility to create new versions in jira is on your machine not by you.