Can I use the REST API Plugin to edit issues


Can I sue the REST API Plugin in On Demand to edit issues such as add a custom field to exisiting issues.


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Paul Greig Atlassian Team Mar 13, 2013

Hi Showkat,

If I understand your request you would like to edit existing issues including those with custom fields. An example message to update assignee, priority and 2 custom fields for the issue QA-31 would be :

curl -D- -u fred:fred -X PUT --data {see below} -H "Content-Type: application/json" http://kelpie9:8081/rest/api/2/issue/QA-31

example input data

"summary":"CLONE - Testing label stuff",
"customfield_10071":["purple pants"]

There are a lot of other great examples of JIRA REST API available from here:



Paul Greig Atlassian Team Mar 13, 2013

You most certainly can :)

Thanks. Paul.,. I did come across the web link..

Just wasn't sure if I am allowed to edit any issues in On demand using this process


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