Create a review for a pull request

This endpoint triggers notifications. Creating content too quickly using this endpoint may result in abuse rate limiting. See "Abuse rate limits" and "Dealing with abuse rate limits" for details.

Pull request reviews created in the PENDING state do not include the submitted_at property in the response.

Note: To comment on a specific line in a file, you need to first determine the position of that line in the diff. The GitHub REST API v3 offers the application/vnd.github.v3.diff media type. To see a pull request diff, add this media type to the Accept header of a call to the single pull request endpoint.

The position value equals the number of lines down from the first "@@" hunk header in the file you want to add a comment. The line just below the "@@" line is position 1, the next line is position 2, and so on. The position in the diff continues to increase through lines of whitespace and additional hunks until the beginning of a new file.


string The token will be passed in the authorization header.




string The SHA of the commit that needs a review. Not using the latest commit SHA may render your review comment outdated if a subsequent commit modifies the line you specify as the position. Defaults to the most recent commit in the pull request when you do not specify a value.

string Required when using REQUEST_CHANGES or COMMENT for the event parameter. The body text of the pull request review.

string The review action you want to perform. The review actions include: APPROVE, REQUEST_CHANGES, or COMMENT. By leaving this blank, you set the review action state to PENDING, which means you will need to submit the pull request review when you are ready.

object[] Use the following table to specify the location, destination, and contents of the draft review comment.

string The relative path to the file that necessitates a review comment.

integer The position in the diff where you want to add a review comment. Note this value is not the same as the line number in the file. For help finding the position value, read the note below.

string Text of the review comment.






POST https://api.github.com/repos///pulls//reviews
authorization: bearer undefined
accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json
user-agent: octokit.rest
content-length: 0

Example Response

Status: 200
  "id": 80,
  "node_id": "MDE3OlB1bGxSZXF1ZXN0UmV2aWV3ODA=",
  "user": {
    "login": "octocat",
    "id": 1,
    "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjE=",
    "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif",
    "gravatar_id": "",
    "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat",
    "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat",
    "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers",
    "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}",
    "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}",
    "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}",
    "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions",
    "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs",
    "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos",
    "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}",
    "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events",
    "type": "User",
    "site_admin": false
  "body": "This is close to perfect! Please address the suggested inline change.",
  "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/pull/12#pullrequestreview-80",
  "pull_request_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/pulls/12",
  "_links": {
    "html": {
      "href": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/pull/12#pullrequestreview-80"
    "pull_request": {
      "href": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/pulls/12"
  "submitted_at": "2019-11-17T17:43:43Z",
  "commit_id": "ecdd80bb57125d7ba9641ffaa4d7d2c19d3f3091",
  "author_association": "collaborator"

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