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rest api to create sub task error out Operation value must be an Atlassian Document (see the Atlassi


I am able to create jira issue (issue type = story) using api. 

and then I follow this instruction to create sub-task. 
I feel the json is correct. but it gave me error message: Operation value must be an Atlassian Document (see the Atlassian Document Format)"




        "summary""Sub-task of TEST-101",
        "description""Don't forget to do this too.",


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Hana Kučerová Community Leader Mar 20, 2022

Hi @John Sheng ,

please, which REST API endpoint are you using? Which instructions are you following? Thank you.

Hana Kučerová Community Leader Mar 21, 2022

Hi @John Sheng , please try something like this:

"fields": {
"summary": "Sub-task of TEST-101",
"issuetype": {
"id": "5"
"project": {
"key": "WDEXTEND"
"description": {
"type": "doc",
"version": 1,
"content": [
"type": "paragraph",
"content": [
"text": "Don't forget to do this too.",
"type": "text"
"parent": {
"key": "WDEXTEND-24"

If you are using v3 of REST API, description field needs to have different format, see here.

Thank you so much. it works perfect!


Works for me also, Thank you @Hana Kučerová 

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