Downloading Attachments from JIRA API using VBA

Hi,

We have a number of calls written in Excel/VBA that we use to pull data from JIRA using its APIs. One of those calls is to download attachments from a JIRA issue. Up until last week, everything was working fine and Atlassian are indicating they made a slight change to the storage of attachments which has coincided with the problem being seen. 

I can successfully download attachments from prior to last week. Attachments from last week to now, are returning a run-time error in the VBA code when doing the send. 

The code I have is:

With JiraService
.Open "GET", https://JIRACloudsite/secure/attachment/AttachmentID/FileName.pdf, False
.SetRequestHeader "Content-Type", "application/json"
.SetRequestHeader "Authorization", "Basic " & sEncbase64Auth
.SetRequestHeader "Accept", "application/json"
.Send

When doing the send, I am getting a "Run-time error -2147024891 (80070005) Access is denied". 

Has anyone else encountered this problem and any ideas of a solution?

 

3 answers

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Please try the following:

  1. Declare JiraService as:
    Dim JiraService As MSXML2.ServerXMLHTTP60 
    rather than:
    Dim JiraService As MSXML2.XMLHTTP60

      2. Add the following lines of code to above procedure:

            With JiraService

            .setRequestHeader "Origin", "your JIRA URL"

            .setRequestHeader "X-Atlassian-Token", "nocheck"

(JIRA URL can be something like: "https://abcedJira.com:8443/")

 

That did the trick. I cannot thank you enough.

Great, happy it solved the problem!

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