Failure in updating Jira label using REST API Edited

I'm trying to update a Jira Label using postman and curl but both of the methods are failing with different error message.


 curl -D- -u userName -X PUT --data "{ "update": { "labels": [ {"add" : "new_label"} ] } }" -H "Content-Type: application/json"

Formated input json



HTTP/1.1 400 Bad Request
Cache-Control: no-cache, no-store, no-transform
Content-Type: application/json;charset=UTF-8
Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:32:30 GMT
Server: Apache-Coyote/1.1
Set-Cookie: JSESSIONID=7D2377622EC43724B9EF35E0CA7F6E20; Path=/; Secure; HttpOnly
Set-Cookie: atlassian.xsrf.token=BEF9-GHD2-UUG5-5KAQ|dc2355ac9338b0cc1396b1fd68a8268785ac6589|lin; Path=/; Secure
X-AREQUESTID: 32x6573810x14
X-ASEN: SEN-2063834
X-Content-Type-Options: nosniff
X-Seraph-LoginReason: OK
transfer-encoding: chunked
Connection: keep-alive

{"errorMessages":["Unexpected character ('u' (code 117)): was expecting double-quote to start field name\n at [Source: org.apache.catalina.connector.CoyoteInputStream@6e73489c; line: 1, column: 4]"]}%

With postman I'm getting following error:

<title>Apache Tomcat/7.0.55 - Error report</title>
<!--H1 {font-family:Tahoma,Arial,sans-serif;color:white;background-color:#525D76;font-size:22px;} H2 {font-family:Tahoma,Arial,sans-serif;color:white;background-color:#525D76;font-size:16px;} H3 {font-family:Tahoma,Arial,sans-serif;color:white;background-color:#525D76;font-size:14px;} BODY {font-family:Tahoma,Arial,sans-serif;color:black;background-color:white;} B {font-family:Tahoma,Arial,sans-serif;color:white;background-color:#525D76;} P {font-family:Tahoma,Arial,sans-serif;background:white;color:black;font-size:12px;}A {color : black;} {color : black;}HR {color : #525D76;}-->
<h1>HTTP Status 415 - Unsupported Media Type</h1>
<HR size="1" noshade="noshade">
<b>type</b> Status report
<u>Unsupported Media Type</u>
<u>The server refused this request because the request entity is in a format not supported by the requested resource for the requested method.</u>
<HR size="1" noshade="noshade">
<h3>Apache Tomcat/7.0.55</h3>


Does anyone know what is wrong here?

2 answers

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Accepted answer

Use " ' " at the beginning and end of you data.

This worked for me fine:

curl -u stefana -p -X PUT -H "Content-Type: application/json" --data '{"update":{"labels":[{"add":"test"}]}}'  http://domain/rest/api/latest/issue/PM-7697

Thanks Matt.

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