Update jira request status with comments using rest api.

Hi, I'm trying to update the request status with rest api.

ACording to https://docs.atlassian.com/jira/REST/latest/#d2e3569, I could use something like "{"update":{"comment":{"add":{"body":"some comment"}}},"transition":{"id":"71"}}" to update the request status and comment. But I always get error message:

Can not deserialize instance of java.util.ArrayList out of START_OBJECT token at [Source: org.apache.catalina.connector.CoyoteInputStream@418f2690; line: 1, column: 12] (through reference chain: com.atlassian.jira.rest.v2.issue.IssueUpdateBean["update"])

If I don't add "update" component in the updating data, i.e, only {"transition":{"id":"71"}}, then the status transition works fine. Now I need to update status and comment in two curl requests.

Maybe I need to configure 'comments' to configured to appear on the transition screen? But it seems every time I update status from Jira interface, there's always a comment field for me to input something.

Anyone could see why? Thanks!

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Hi Rulin,

I think the problem with your request is that you are missing a crucial part of the json: The comment is always an array, so you will have to place it in [ ].

"{"update":{"comment":[{"add":{"body":"some comment"}}]},"transition":{"id":"71"}}"

Thanks Marten. Indeed, I need to use double array in php to represent '['.

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