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Posting comment to Jira ticket in python

It is almost amusing, and yet frustrating.

url = {baseurl}/rest/api/latest/issue/{issueKey}/comment
body = {"body": "To change the way a picture fits .."}
r =, data=data), verify=False)


{"errorMessages":["Unexpected character ('b' (code 98)): expected a valid value (number, String, array, object, 'true', 'false' or 'null')\n at [Source: com.itlab.jira.plugins.extender.helper.RequestWrapper$1@537622; line: 1, column: 2]"]}

 What on God's green earth does it even mean?


Ah, nevermind, it has to be a string (not json).

DPK J Community Leader Dec 03, 2019

Yup! you got that right.

@DPK J : can I post HTML string and parse it as wiki string?

DPK J Community Leader Dec 24, 2020

@Gokul Ramanan I don't think that is possible. You have to send format accepted by comment field only otherwise it will get converted to text.


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