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How to close sub-task tickets via JIRA REST API?

I have one requirement to close all the unclosed tickets under one project.  After checking JIRA API document,  I found that I can use below API to implement this request.


This solution works fine for most of the cases. But when it came to sub-task ticket, it didn't work fine.

Suppose I have a `Resolved` sub-task ticket and call above API,  I will get `Reopen Issue` transition back. Below is a sample response. It doesn't return `Close Issue` transition back like other Issue Type `Bug` or `Support Request` does.

"expand": "transitions",
"transitions": [
"id": "3",
"name": "Reopen Issue",
"fields": {



If then, how can I close the sub-task JIRA ticket? Can someone give me some suggestion? Thanks a lot!

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Hi @李冲



You may check if  you have any mandatory field in the transition. In that case you have to send that fields 


Best regards, 

Pedro Felgueiras 

I found the reason now. It is because the account i use only has read access. Thanks for your help. :)

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