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How to add version numbers to all Jira issues in a release?

I have Jira, Bitbucket Server, and Bamboo.

When I make a release, I would like automatically to stamp the release number as the Fix Version for all Jira issues detected in the release.

I found REST API endpoints for Jira that seems to be appropriate:

POST: /rest/api/2/version (to create a version)
PUT: /rest/api/2/issue/ISSUE-1 (to update the issue with new fixVersion)

But I can't find any REST API that gets a list of Jira issues related to a release. 

I am flexible; we can work with the issues related to a given commit when Bamboo does the build, or we can look at the issues included when Bamboo makes a new release (i.e. since the last release). Either way will work for me.

What's the API to use?

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Warren Community Leader Jul 11, 2019

Hi @shaulbehr 

Firstly, this is the server API documentation which will become your friend if you're doing any API work.

/rest/api/2/search is probably the most flexible call for you to use, because you append ?jql= and then use any JQL you like. It could be sprint= or fixVersion= or created>"" - it's up to you to build a JQL which returns all items you're expecting.

Hi Warren, thanks for the reference!

I took a look at the search fields available, and there doesn't seem to be anything relating to either Git commits or Bamboo releases. I tried doing a search on the Jira website itself, and can't find anything relevant to search on. Did I miss something?

Anyway, I don't think the endpoint I want is going to be in the Jira API; it's more likely to be in Bitbucket or Bamboo. That's because my starting point is either a commit number (Bitbucket) or a release number (Bamboo), from which I want to retrieve the related Jira issues. I know it must be possible, because Bitbucket and Bamboo themselves show you very helpfully which Jira issues are linked to pull requests or new releases. I just need to find out what APIs they are using there.

Any ideas?

Warren Community Leader Jul 11, 2019

Hi @shaulbehr 

This is the Bitbucket server API and this is (I think) the cloud version. I have used both to get me successfully using the Bitbucket API.

So I found this API being called in Bitbucket:


That's the kind of endpoint I'm looking for, though it's not exactly right, because this gives the issues per pull request, whereas I want the issues per commit. This also must exist, because I can see it on the "commit" screen, as highlighted below:

2019-07-11 13_48_04-LightSail _ API _ bfaf95ed9e0 - Bitbucket.png

I looked in the developer tools and couldn't find the call that returns the issue numbers related to the commit, though.

What is the call?

Got it! It's this one:


At the bottom of the response is:

"properties": {
"jira-key": [

Thanks for your help!

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