How to Update Issue status in cloud using REST API

Hi All,

when am try to update issue status using REST API its showing below error

{"errorMessages":[],"errors":{"status":"Field 'status' cannot be set. It is not on the appropriate screen, or unknown."}}\

my request json is:

" update " : {
" comment " : [{
" add " : {
" body " : " Status Change to Done "
"fields" : {
"status" : {
"name" : "Done",
"id" : "10001"

please can anyone help me on this issue.

2 answers

You can not change the status as a field - you must transition the issue - see the REST Endpoint documentation for:

POST /rest/api/2/issue/{issueIdOrKey}/transitions
0 votes

Status is not a "field", it's an indicator of position in the workflow.  You have to use transitions to change the status.

For REST, see the REST Endpoint documentation

Oops.  Sorry, Petar beat me to it.

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