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scline's avatar
Occasional Contributor
8 years ago

Problem encountered trying to create a Collaborator review from tfs client

We have a program that is using TFS as the development environment. We have the TFS gui client but when we try to start a new review using a change list in TFS gui we get the following error.



tfs error

 Any ideas? Are there some settings, credentials or something that we may have missed?


Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Sue Cline


2 Replies

  • scline's avatar
    Occasional Contributor

    Forgot to add Log info:


    Tail of log:
    !ENTRY com.smartbear.collaborator.ui 4 0 2016-09-15 14:13:44.251

    !MESSAGE Could not finish Review Job

    !STACK 0

    com.smartbear.ccollab.client.CollabClientInvalidInputException: Errors found:

    [ {

      "result" : { }

    }, {

      "result" : { }

    }, {

      "errors" : [ {

        "code" : "AccessError",

        "message" : "Cannot upload changelists to a review unless you are a participant or administrator, due to review access restrictions in place."

      } ]

    } ]

                    at com.smartbear.ccollab.client.commands.Command.sendBatch(

                    at com.smartbear.ccollab.client.commands.AbstractAddChangelistCommand.executeJson(


                    at com.smartbear.ccollab.client.commands.Command.validateAndExecute(

                    at com.smartbear.collaborator.Collaborator.executeJson(







    • OlegB's avatar
      SmartBear Alumni (Retired)

      Hi Sue,


      Unfortunately, you have faced a known issue (COLLAB-1407). If the "Restrict access" option is set to one of the highest restriction options (participant or group), the GUI client with JSON API default option runs into the "Cannot upload changelist to a review unless you are a participant " issues. Our R&D team is aware of this problem and will try to fix it in one of the future releases.


      As a temporary workaround, you can downgrade the client to the previous 9.0.9001 version that uses legacy api as the default option. You can download it using the link below:


      Also, you can create a review using the Web UI, specify the review information and add necessary participants, and upload the changelist to the newly created review using the GUI client. You will be a participant of that review and this issue won't occur anymore.