Pivotal Tracker

The Pivotal Tracker modules allow you to monitor, create, update, list, retrieve, and delete the projects, and stories in your Pivotal Tracker account.

Getting Started with Pivotal Tracker

Prerequisites

  • A Pivotal Tracker account

In order to use Pivotal Tracker with Make, it is necessary to have a Pivotal Tracker account. If you do not have one, you can create a Pivotal Tracker account at pivotaltracker.com.

Connecting Pivotal Tracker to Make

To connect your Pivotal Tracker account to Make you need to obtain the API Key from your Pivotal Tracker account and insert it in the Create a connection dialog in the Make module.

1. Log in to your Pivotal Tracker account.

2. Click Your Account Name > Profile.

3. Navigate to the API Token section and copy the token to your clipboard.

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4. Go to Make and open the Pivotal Tracker module's Create a connection dialog.

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5. In the Connection name field, enter a name for your connection.

6. In the Pivotal Tracker API Token field, enter token copied in step 3, and click Continue.

The connection has been established.

Triggers when a new project is created.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Pivotal Tracker account.

Limit

Set the maximum number of projects Make should return during one execution cycle.

Output Properties

Select or map the property details you want to retrieve.

Retrieves a list of all your active projects.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Pivotal Tracker account.

Limit

Set the maximum number of projects Make should return during one execution cycle.

Output Properties

Select or map the property details you want to retrieve.

Account IDs

Add the accounts whose projects you want to list.

Creates a new project.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Pivotal Tracker account.

Project Title

Enter (map) the name of the project.

Description

Enter (map) the project details.

Account

Select or map the account to which the project belongs to.

Output Properties

Select or map the properties you want to retrieve for the project.

Gets the information of a project.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Pivotal Tracker account.

Project ID

Select or map the Project ID whose details you want to retrieve.

Output Properties

Select or map the properties you want to retrieve for the project.

Updates the settings of a project.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Pivotal Tracker account.

Project Title

Enter (map) the name of the project.

Description

Enter the project details.

Account

Select or map the account to which the project belongs to.

Enable Tasks

Select whether you want to enable the tasks.

Public Access

Select whether the project can be accessed publicly.

Start Iteration on

Select or map the day in the week on which the project's iterations start.

Enter (map) the date on which the project work begins.

Iteration Length

Enter (map) the number of weeks in the project iteration. For example, 2 weeks.

Point Scale

Enter (map) the specification available for entering story estimates within the project. You can specify a comma-delimited series of values on the Project Settings page of the Tracker web application.

  • Linear (0,1,2,3)

  • Powers of 2 (0,1,2,4,8)

  • Fibonacci (0,1,2,3,5,8)

If another comma-separated point-scale string is passed, it will be treated as a custom point scale.

Initial Velocity

Enter (map) the number that will be used as the project's velocity when there are not enough recent iterations with Done stories for an actual velocity to be computed.

Velocity Strategy

Select or map the number of iterations that should be used when averaging the number of points of Done stories when calculating the project's velocity.

Number of Done Iterations to Show

Enter (map) the maximum number of done iterations that will be loaded/shown/included in these areas. There are areas within the Tracker UI and the API in which sets of stories automatically exclude the Done stories contained in older iterations.For example, in the web UI, the DONE panel does not show all the Done stories by default and provides a link to click to cause the full story set to be loaded/displayed.

Plan Current Iteration Automatically

Select whether you want the Tracker to perform the project iteration planning based on the project's velocity, and allow users to manually control the set of unstarted stories included in the current iteration. For more information, see the FAQ.

Enable Incoming Emails

Select whether you want the project to accept the incoming email responses to Tracker notification emails and convert them to comments on the appropriate stories. For more information, see the FAQ.

Bugs and Chores May Be Given Points

Select whether the tracker should allow the estimates to be set on the bug and chore-type stories. Pivotal Tracker does not recommend the user to set true for this option. For more information, see the FAQ.

Output Properties

Select or map the properties you want to retrieve for the project.

Deletes a project.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Pivotal Tracker account.

Project ID

Select or map the Project ID you want to delete permanently.

Story

Watch Stories

Triggers when a new story is added to a project.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Pivotal Tracker account.

Project ID

Select or map the Project ID whose stories you want to watch.

Limit

Set the maximum number of stories Make should return during one execution cycle.

Output Properties

Select or map the property details you want to retrieve.

List Stories

Retrieves a list of the stories of a project.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Pivotal Tracker account.

Limit

Set the maximum number of projects Make should return during one execution cycle.

Project ID

Select or map the Project ID whose stories you want to list.

Output Properties

Select or map the property details you want to retrieve.

Create a Story

Create a new story in a project.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Pivotal Tracker account.

Project ID

Select or map the Project ID for which you are creating the story.

Name

Enter (map) the project name.

Description

Enter (map) the details of the project.

Estimate

Select or map the number of points for the story.

Story Type

Select or map the story type. For example, Feature.

Labels

Add the labels for the story. For example, new.

Requested By

Select or map the user who requested this story. For example, customer name.

Linked Project Integration

Select or map the link of this story to other tools, such as Jira. For more information, see the Pivotal Tracker documentation about using project integrations.

Output Properties

Select or map the properties you want to retrieve for the project.

Get a Story

Gets the information of a story.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Pivotal Tracker account.

Project ID

Select or map the Project ID for which you are creating the story.

Story ID

Select or map the Story ID whose details you want to retrieve.

Output Properties

Select or map the properties you want to retrieve in the story details.

Update a Story

Updates the parameters of a story.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Pivotal Tracker account.

Project ID

Select or map the Project ID for which you are creating the story.

Story ID

Select or map the Story ID whose details you want to update.

Project ID

Select or map the new Project ID with which you want to associate the story.

Name

Enter (map) the new name for the story.

Description

Enter (map) the details of the project.

Story Type

Select or map the story type. For example, Feature.

State

Select or map the status of the story. For example, Accepted.

Estimate

Select or map the number of points for the story.

Labels

Add the labels for the story. For example, new.

Requested By

Select or map the user who requested this story. For example, customer name.

Integration

Select or map the linked integration of this story to other tools, such as Jira. For more information, see the Pivotal Tracker documentation about using project integrations.

Output Properties

Select or map the properties you want to retrieve for the project.

Delete a Story

Deletes a story.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Pivotal Tracker account.

Project ID

Select or map the Project ID whose story you want to delete

Story ID

Select or map the Story ID you want to delete.

Triggers when any new activity happens within a project.

Note

You do not have to add the webhooks in the Pivotal Tracker as it is automatically done for you once you add and save an instant trigger module to your scenario.

Webhook Name

Enter a name for the webhook.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Pivotal Tracker account.

Project ID

Select or map the Project ID whose story you want to delete

Performs an arbitrary API call.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Pivotal Tracker account.

URL

Enter a path relative to https://www.pivotaltracker.com/services. For example: /v5/projects

For the list of available endpoints, refer to the Pivotal Tracker API Documentation.

Method

Select the HTTP method you want to use:

GETto retrieve information for an entry.

POSTto create a new entry.

PUTto update/replace an existing entry.

PATCHto make a partial entry update.

DELETEto delete an entry.

Headers

Enter the desired request headers. You don't have to add authorization headers; we already did that for you.

Query String

Enter the request query string.

Body

Enter the body content for your API call.

The following API call returns all the stories from your Pivotal Tracker account:

URL:/v5/projects/{projects_id}/stories

Method:GET

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Matches of the search can be found in the module's Output under Bundle > Body. In our example, 3 stories were returned:

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