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Editing an issue via Google script and JSON

Rea Krakover Nov 07, 2017

i'm trying to edit an existing through Google script.

I've researched and came up with this code:

function sendData() {
var username = "username";
var password = "password";
var encCred = Utilities.base64Encode(username+":"+password);

var url = "https://<base URL>/rest/api/2/issue/";
var data = { "fields": {"summary": "new summary edit"} };
var payload = JSON.stringify(data);

var headers = {
"Authorization":"Basic " + encCred,

var options = {
"contentType" : "application/json",
"headers": headers,
"payload" : payload
var response = UrlFetchApp.fetch(url, options);

But i'm getting an error

Request failed for.... returned code 405

What am i missing here? any idea why this won't work?

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Gregor Kasmann Nov 07, 2017

To editing an issue you shoud use this REST:

Pay attention to:

 var url = "https://<base URL>/rest/api/2/issue/{issueIdOrKey}";
Rea Krakover Nov 08, 2017

Thanks, answer accepted

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Alexey Matveev [cPrime] Community Leader Nov 07, 2017 • edited


You use POST /rest/api/2/issue/. This REST function creates an issue, but you do not provide project and issue type. Your playload is wrong

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Rea Krakover Nov 08, 2017

Thank you guys for your help!

using @Gregor Kasmann reference, i've changed the data variable to 

{"update":{"summary":[{"set":"Bug in business logic"}]}}; 

the url to 

var url = "https://<base URL>/rest/api/2/issue/41335";

and changed the method in the options var to



And now it works! 

Thank you very much!

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