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Start playbook from API with own inputs

L0 Member

Hi all,


I have problem and I would like please you for help.

My target is, from API (via postman) run some playbook with own data. For example, call playbook, where I added into playbook Inputs property "Left".


How I tried set $Input.Left from my API, there are free version in one, - in data, in args, and in inputs. Nothing works, $Input.Left is empty when playbook run.
And json body:
"data":"!setPlaybook incidentId=2939 name=test-playbook {inputs={Left=5}}",
"args": {
"Left": {
"Simple": "1"
"Left": "5"


I know, that method /Entry has property ARGS, but how to use it in Playbook, is it possible? 

Playbook has Input/Outputs, I can add new input in playbook designer and set new property "Left", and set default value. Then, in tasks I'm able work with it. 

But exist same way, how to fill playbook inputs from API /entry please?


Thank you for your ideas.



L4 Transporter

Hi @michal.grznar, I dont think this is possible. Playbook input can be passed as a part of the context only.


I would recommend this method. Configure the playbook like this.

Screen Shot 2022-06-17 at 2.04.25 pm.png

You can then send a postman request like this. 

Screen Shot 2022-06-17 at 2.55.10 pm.png



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