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How to add a Label with Java Rest API?

name lastname Aug 18, 2013

There is not spezial Methode in the class IssueInputBuilder. But how to add a Label?


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Shane McCarron Aug 19, 2013

Just managed to get it working!

issueBuilder.setFieldValue("labels",Arrays.asList("label1", "label2"));

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You can use the 'editmeta' URL for doing that. It requires the same argumentas as the 'issue' URL. We have some examples of editing issues via REST:


Then, you can use a sniplet like this:

    "update": {
    "fields": {
        "labels": [
            "blitz_test"  ],

Best regards,
Lucas Timm

name lastname Aug 18, 2013

And how i use this with the Java Rest API?

That's my way to create a ticket.

final IssueInputBuilder issueInputBuilder = new IssueInputBuilder(ticket.getProject(), issueTypeID, summary)
final BasicIssue basicCreatedIssue = issueClient.createIssue(, pm);

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Rambanam Prasad Aug 18, 2013

check this issu, vote up to implement this feature

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Shane McCarron Aug 19, 2013

Is there a way to achieve this using issueBuilder.setFieldValue? I have tried variations on

issueBuilder.setFieldValue("labels", labelArray);

where the labelArray parameter is a String array, an array list, or similar but so far have not succeeded...

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Thor Simon Dec 04, 2018

The suggestion to use "editmeta" is wrong (or, at least, has become wrong by late 2018).  A correct example using PUT to the issue endpoint can be found here. 

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