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How to Find Unused Issue Types in Jira Cloud Using REST API in Python

The algorithms is this:

  1. Get all issue types, using HTTP GET <server>/rest/api/3/issuetype
    1. Build a dict of all issue types (dict key is ID, since issue type name is not unique)
  2. Get all projects, with the issue types of each:
    1. /rest/api/3/project/search?expand=issueTypes
  3. For each project, get its contained issue types
    1. For each issue type, add the project to the issue type in the dict created in 1.1
  4. Getting the results:
    1. Iterate on the dict
    2. if an issue type has no associated projects, it's unused


  1. You'll need to generate an API token to use the REST API
  2. The above REST API endpoints return paginated data, so you will need to iterate on the results, using the total,  startAt and maxResults, as explained here:



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