Add attachment to an issue using JQUERY


Will appreciate some assistance here please...

We have been able to use the below JSON file to open up an issue in JIRA.

However, we want to take this a step further... We will like to add an attachment to this issue, either via:

1. When issue is originally opened usig below JSON file.


2. Use the issue number created from below file, to add an attachment to issue.

"fields": {
{ "name": "Letter of Greeting" }
{ "key": "CCOPS" }
"customfield_10063": "City/Town",
"customfield_10101": "Charitable Organization Number",
{ "value": "Pending" }
{ "value": "Pending" }
"customfield_10102": "URL",
"labels": [ "greeting" ],
"customfield_10103": [
{ "value": "By clicking this button I confirm that I am the Official Representative of the Organization requesting the Proclamation" }
"customfield_10016": "Organization Name",
"customfield_10017": "Event Name",
"customfield_10018": "2016-11-28",
{ "value": "Convention" }
{ "name": "mhelly", "key": "mhelly" }
"description": "Description",
"customfield_10011": "Province",
"customfield_10012": "Postal Code",
"customfield_10014": "Additional Notes",
"customfield_10015": "2016-11-27",
"customfield_10005": "Telephone Number",
"summary": "Please enter a summary for this Service Request.",
"customfield_10081": "Street Number",
"customfield_10082": "Street Name",
"customfield_10083": "Unit Number",
"customfield_10084": "First Name",
"customfield_10085": "Last Name",
"customfield_10086": "Email@Email.Email",
{ "name": "CCO_Webmaster", "key": "CCO_Webmaster" }

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Volodymyr Krupach Community Champion Nov 29, 2016

Hi Volodymyr,

I looked to curl command  but 

my point is to use JQUERY to get this job done.

Here is my code:

var formdata = new FormData();
formdata.append('tasks', "C:\01-Rosana-Protocol\NOV-2016\Tasks10.txt");
formdata.append('tabs', "C:\01-Rosana-Protocol\NOV-2016\chroom tabs10.txt");
_.forEach(formdata.entries(), function (value, key) {
for (var k in formdata.entries()){
console.log(k[0]+ ', ' + k[1])

$.support.cors = true;
type: "POST",
url: "",
data: formdata,
contentType: false,
processData: false,
headers: {
"X-Atlassian-Token": "nocheck"

// contentType: "multipart/form-data; boundary=HereGoes",
contentType: "multipart/form-data",
success: function (data, status, req) {
alert("Data Loaded : " + data);
error: function (jqXHR, textStatus, errorThrown) {
alert('responseText ' + jqXHR.responseText);
alert('error in uploading:: ' + errorThrown);


After executing this AJAX call I got nothing uploaded into JIRA isssue


Thanks for your help

Volodymyr Krupach Community Champion Nov 29, 2016

I never did multipart file upload via jQuery and I guess it's restricted by due to security reasons. Please debug your request to check if files are actually send.

Please consider doing this via html form.

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