The built-in REST API interface provides you with a way to visualize RESTful web services. The API documentation is built using Swagger, where you can test API operations and instantly view the results to help you scan your applications faster.

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Learn how to use the interactive framework by following this example to import an application inventory by using the /api/v2/Apps/ImportFile REST API.


  1. Select Tools > API.
  2. Click the Swagger link on the right side of the page. You are automatically logged in to Swagger.
  3. Create an asset group:
    1. Expand the Asset Groups API and click POST /api/v2/AssetGroups.
    2. In the Parameters section, click the text in the Example Value edit box to copy the text as a JSON object request to the IBMIdModel box.
    3. Replace the "string" parameters with a name and description for the asset group. Keep the quotation marks. Getting an Asset Group ID
    4. Click Try it out!.
    5. Make note of the ID in the Response Body section.
      You'll need to use that ID in the next API.
  4. Import an application inventory file:
    1. Expand the Applications API and click POST /api/V2/Apps/ImportFile.
      In the Implementation section, there is a sample file that you can download to get a sense of the types of attributes to include in your file.
    2. Enter the assetGroupId from step 3d in the Value field of the Parameters section.
    3. Click Browse in the fileToUpload section to locate your CSV file of applications to import.
    4. Click Try it out!.
    5. In the Response Headers section, copy the ID from the "Location" line.JobID for importing apps
    6. Expand the POST /api/v2/Apps/ImportJobs/{jobId} API.
    7. Enter the ID into the jobID field.
    8. Click Try it out!.


A successful import looks something like this:Successful application import