No, you might not be. The data you fetch may be being taken from the cache or index, so although your REST call gets data which matches the database, JIRA might not have run any SQL at all to answer the call.
Although, you really don't care about the SQL anyway - the call over REST answers your question, and correctly. The SQL is utterly irrelevant to you.
I have multiple projects that use variations of the same base workflow. The variations depend on the requirements of the project or issue type. The variations mostly come in the form of new statuses ...
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