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Accessing Versions "Start Date" from Jira Software Cloud REST API

Josselin Muller Mar 25, 2019


In Jira you can create versions and give them "Start Date" and "Release date":


I need to access those dates from the REST API. I found a call that looks perfect, except the "Start Date" field is missing for the results:

"maxResults": 50,
"startAt": 0,
"isLast": true,
"values": [

"self": "https://<myinstance>",
"id": 10006,
"projectId": 10005,
"name": "V1",
"description": "V1",
"archived": false,
"released": false,
"releaseDate": "2019-04-28T00:00:00.000Z"

"self": "https://<myinstance>",
"id": 10007,
"projectId": 10005,
"name": "V2",
"description": "V2",
"archived": false,
"released": false,
"releaseDate": "2019-05-30T00:00:00.000Z"

 Is there any way to get that missing field? Another API call? A hidden parameter? Some black magic maybe? :)



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Petterson Goncalves Atlassian Team Mar 27, 2019

Hello Josselin,

I hope you are having a nice day.

You must use the Expansion feature in the JSON REST call to get the hidden parameter StartDate, however, this parameter is only available for Create Version or Update Version.

You can check the documentation below for more details:

JIRA Rest API reference

Let me know if this information helps!

Josselin Muller Mar 27, 2019


Thanks, I somehow completely missed the call "Get Version" from that API. It does give me the startDate, so that's nice.

I will have to use that call for every version since the start date is not returned in the call that returns multiple versions.



Petterson Goncalves Atlassian Team Mar 28, 2019

You are welcome, Josselin.

Have a nice day and please let us know if you need help with anything else regarding the REST API calls. :)

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