Date-time format in the REST API giving error response Operation value must be a string

I am passing the below JOSN with the POST request to create the Jira issue. One of the parameters is the starting date and time.On the JIRA app we have date and time picker for this field.


In what format this value should be sent out. I tried with 2018-06-17T00:00:00.0+0000. 

JSON sent: 

"fields": {
"key": "HOA"
"summary": "Test ticket for JIRA_Jenkins integration.",

"description": "Creating of an issue using project keys and issue type names using the REST API",
"customfield_10603": {"value":"2011-07-05T11:05:00.000+0000"},
"issuetype": {"name": "Change Request" },
"customfield_10624": {"value":"Low"},
"customfield_12100": {"value" :"Low"},
"customfield_10625": {"value":"SRE"},
"customfield_10615": {"value":"Routine"}
} .

 Error response received:

"errorMessages": [],
"errors": {
"customfield_10603": "Operation value must be a string"


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Hi Rohan,

Try removing the {"value:" } portion so it reads like this:


I used this to get mine working:

"fields": {
    "project": {"key":"BSM"},
    "issuetype": {"id": "10004"},
    "summary": "Testing",
    "description": "Creating test",
    "customfield_10202": "2017-08-16T14:21:00.000-0500"

You can see an example of how the datetime field should be set in the REST API documentation under the heading Examples of how to set custom field data for other field types.  Search for DateTimeField.




Hey Branden,

Thank you. It worked!!




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