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I am unable to change the Status through API


When i am trying to change the status from Resolved to Reopen in Jira through API(POSTMAN) . I am getting below error response. Can someone please help me 

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

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Hi @Venkata Sagar Ganesh Rao Mahendrakar 

Which request are you trying to send? Just to change the Status field? I think what you are looking for is to transition the issue.

Hi @Alex Koxaras _Relational_ 

Thank you for the quick reply!!

Yes, we need to transition the issue from Resolved to Reopen.

Could you please help me!!



If the above, which is for cloud, doesn't work then use the following:


Replace the ISSUE_ID with the eerr... issue id.

Hi @Alex Koxaras _Relational_ 

Thank you for the Reply!!

We are using Jira Server not Cloud



Then use the other one I gave you:


Hi @Alex Koxaras _Relational_ 

Thank you for the Response!!

We are Using the same above one with below body in Postman

"fields": {
"status": {
"self": "https://***/rest/api/2/status/4",
"description": "This issue was once resolved, but the resolution was deemed incorrect. From here issues are either marked assigned or resolved.",
"iconUrl": "https://***/images/icons/statuses/reopened.png",
"name": "Reopened",
"id": "4",
"statusCategory": {
"self": "https://***/rest/api/2/statuscategory/2",
"id": 2,
"key": "new",
"colorName": "blue-gray",
"name": "To Do"

We are getting below Response :

"errorMessages": [
"Missing 'transition' identifier"
"errors": {}

we tried to include transition  in the request of body ,but we are getting 500 internal error

Could you please help me



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