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Project (classic) cards

Use the REST API to create and manage cards on a project (classic).

Notes:

  • These endpoints only interact with projects (classic). To manage Projects, use the GraphQL API. For more information, see "Using the API to manage Projects."
  • To create a new project (classic), the organization, user, or repository must already have at least one project (classic).

The REST API to manage projects (classic) only supports authentication using a personal access token (classic). For more information, see "Managing your personal access tokens."

Get a project card

Gets information about a project card.

Fine-grained access tokens for "Get a project card"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token must have at least one of the following permission sets:

  • repository_projects:read
  • organization_projects:read

This endpoint can be used without authentication or the aforementioned permissions if only public resources are requested.

Parameters for "Get a project card"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
card_id integer Required

The unique identifier of the card.

HTTP response status codes for "Get a project card"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

304

Not modified

401

Requires authentication

403

Forbidden

404

Resource not found

Code samples for "Get a project card"

Request example

get/projects/columns/cards/{card_id}
curl -L \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ https://api.github.com/projects/columns/cards/CARD_ID

Response

Status: 200
{ "url": "https://api.github.com/projects/columns/cards/1478", "id": 1478, "node_id": "MDExOlByb2plY3RDYXJkMTQ3OA==", "note": "Add payload for delete Project column", "creator": { "login": "octocat", "id": 1, "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjE=", "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif", "gravatar_id": "", "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat", "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat", "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers", "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}", "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}", "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}", "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions", "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs", "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos", "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}", "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events", "type": "User", "site_admin": false }, "created_at": "2016-09-05T14:21:06Z", "updated_at": "2016-09-05T14:20:22Z", "archived": false, "column_url": "https://api.github.com/projects/columns/367", "content_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/api-playground/projects-test/issues/3", "project_url": "https://api.github.com/projects/120" }

Update an existing project card

Fine-grained access tokens for "Update an existing project card"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token must have at least one of the following permission sets:

  • repository_projects:write
  • organization_projects:write

Parameters for "Update an existing project card"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
card_id integer Required

The unique identifier of the card.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
note string or null

The project card's note

archived boolean

Whether or not the card is archived

HTTP response status codes for "Update an existing project card"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

304

Not modified

401

Requires authentication

403

Forbidden

404

Resource not found

422

Validation failed, or the endpoint has been spammed.

Code samples for "Update an existing project card"

Request example

patch/projects/columns/cards/{card_id}
curl -L \ -X PATCH \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ https://api.github.com/projects/columns/cards/CARD_ID \ -d '{"note":"Add payload for delete Project column"}'

Response

Status: 200
{ "url": "https://api.github.com/projects/columns/cards/1478", "id": 1478, "node_id": "MDExOlByb2plY3RDYXJkMTQ3OA==", "note": "Add payload for delete Project column", "creator": { "login": "octocat", "id": 1, "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjE=", "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif", "gravatar_id": "", "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat", "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat", "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers", "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}", "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}", "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}", "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions", "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs", "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos", "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}", "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events", "type": "User", "site_admin": false }, "created_at": "2016-09-05T14:21:06Z", "updated_at": "2016-09-05T14:20:22Z", "archived": false, "column_url": "https://api.github.com/projects/columns/367", "content_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/api-playground/projects-test/issues/3", "project_url": "https://api.github.com/projects/120" }

Delete a project card

Deletes a project card

Fine-grained access tokens for "Delete a project card"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token must have at least one of the following permission sets:

  • repository_projects:write
  • organization_projects:write

Parameters for "Delete a project card"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
card_id integer Required

The unique identifier of the card.

HTTP response status codes for "Delete a project card"

Status codeDescription
204

No Content

304

Not modified

401

Requires authentication

403

Forbidden

404

Resource not found

Code samples for "Delete a project card"

Request example

delete/projects/columns/cards/{card_id}
curl -L \ -X DELETE \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ https://api.github.com/projects/columns/cards/CARD_ID

Response

Status: 204

Move a project card

Fine-grained access tokens for "Move a project card"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token must have at least one of the following permission sets:

  • repository_projects:write
  • organization_projects:write

Parameters for "Move a project card"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
card_id integer Required

The unique identifier of the card.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
position string Required

The position of the card in a column. Can be one of: top, bottom, or after:<card_id> to place after the specified card.

column_id integer

The unique identifier of the column the card should be moved to

HTTP response status codes for "Move a project card"

Status codeDescription
201

Created

304

Not modified

401

Requires authentication

403

Forbidden

422

Validation failed, or the endpoint has been spammed.

503

Service Unavailable

Code samples for "Move a project card"

Request example

post/projects/columns/cards/{card_id}/moves
curl -L \ -X POST \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ https://api.github.com/projects/columns/cards/CARD_ID/moves \ -d '{"column_id":42,"position":"bottom"}'

Response

List project cards

Lists the project cards in a project.

Fine-grained access tokens for "List project cards"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token must have at least one of the following permission sets:

  • repository_projects:read
  • organization_projects:read

This endpoint can be used without authentication or the aforementioned permissions if only public resources are requested.

Parameters for "List project cards"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
column_id integer Required

The unique identifier of the column.

Query parameters
Name, Type, Description
archived_state string

Filters the project cards that are returned by the card's state.

Default: not_archived

Can be one of: all, archived, not_archived

per_page integer

The number of results per page (max 100). For more information, see "Using pagination in the REST API."

Default: 30

page integer

The page number of the results to fetch. For more information, see "Using pagination in the REST API."

Default: 1

HTTP response status codes for "List project cards"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

304

Not modified

401

Requires authentication

403

Forbidden

Code samples for "List project cards"

Request example

get/projects/columns/{column_id}/cards
curl -L \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ https://api.github.com/projects/columns/COLUMN_ID/cards

Response

Status: 200
[ { "url": "https://api.github.com/projects/columns/cards/1478", "id": 1478, "node_id": "MDExOlByb2plY3RDYXJkMTQ3OA==", "note": "Add payload for delete Project column", "creator": { "login": "octocat", "id": 1, "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjE=", "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif", "gravatar_id": "", "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat", "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat", "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers", "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}", "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}", "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}", "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions", "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs", "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos", "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}", "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events", "type": "User", "site_admin": false }, "created_at": "2016-09-05T14:21:06Z", "updated_at": "2016-09-05T14:20:22Z", "archived": false, "column_url": "https://api.github.com/projects/columns/367", "content_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/api-playground/projects-test/issues/3", "project_url": "https://api.github.com/projects/120" } ]

Create a project card

Fine-grained access tokens for "Create a project card"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token must have at least one of the following permission sets:

  • repository_projects:write
  • organization_projects:write

Parameters for "Create a project card"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
column_id integer Required

The unique identifier of the column.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
note string or null Required

The project card's note

content_id integer Required

The unique identifier of the content associated with the card

content_type string Required

The piece of content associated with the card

HTTP response status codes for "Create a project card"

Status codeDescription
201

Created

304

Not modified

401

Requires authentication

403

Forbidden

422

Validation failed

503

Service Unavailable

Code samples for "Create a project card"

Request example

post/projects/columns/{column_id}/cards
curl -L \ -X POST \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ https://api.github.com/projects/columns/COLUMN_ID/cards \ -d '{"note":"Add payload for delete Project column"}'

Response

Status: 201
{ "url": "https://api.github.com/projects/columns/cards/1478", "id": 1478, "node_id": "MDExOlByb2plY3RDYXJkMTQ3OA==", "note": "Add payload for delete Project column", "creator": { "login": "octocat", "id": 1, "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjE=", "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif", "gravatar_id": "", "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat", "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat", "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers", "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}", "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}", "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}", "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions", "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs", "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos", "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}", "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events", "type": "User", "site_admin": false }, "created_at": "2016-09-05T14:21:06Z", "updated_at": "2016-09-05T14:20:22Z", "archived": false, "column_url": "https://api.github.com/projects/columns/367", "content_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/api-playground/projects-test/issues/3", "project_url": "https://api.github.com/projects/120" }