API: Case Types - TestRail

API: Case Types

Use the following API methods to request details about case type.

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    API Rate Limit

    Please note that the API is rate-limited on TestRail Cloud to ensure optimal performance for all users and may throttle requests. TestRail might also return a 429 Too Many Requests response, which you are expected to handle. Such a response also includes a Retry-After header indicating how many seconds to wait before you are allowed to submit the next request.

    To avoid rate limits on TestRail Cloud, try using bulk API endpoints (e.g. using as add_results_for_cases instead of add_results_for case), build a time delay into your API calls, or upgrade to TestRail Enterprise Cloud.

    Rate limits for TestRail Cloud are as follows:

    • 180 Requests per instance, per minute for TestRail Cloud Professional subscriptions.
    • 300 Requests per instance, per minute for TestRail Cloud Enterprise subscriptions.

    No API rate limits are built into TestRail Server installations.


    Returns a list of available case types.

    GET index.php?/api/v2/get_case_types

    Response content

    The response includes an array of test case types. Each case type has a unique ID and a name. The is_default field is true for the default case type and false otherwise.

    		"id": 1,
    		"is_default": false,
    		"name": "Automated"
    		"id": 2,
    		"is_default": false,
    		"name": "Functionality"
    		"id": 6,
    		"is_default": true,
    		"name": "Other"

    Response codes

    200 Success, the case types are returned as part of the response