GET issue links for epic

I am using REST service to GET data from the JIRA API.

Everything is going fine execpt for one thing, and that is that i can't get the issue links from the Epic's, i have the following structure in JIRA:

Project(type = 24M Project) –> Epic(type = Epic) –> issues (type= story,bug,spike etc.)

The project can contain multiple epics and the epic can contain multiple issues.

The problem now is i CAN relate the issues to the Epic through the Epic Link, but i can't find the Issue Link to relate the Epic to the Project. This happens when i use a filter for the JQL query.

When i lookop just one single Epic in the REST API i do get the information that is needed, i then get the outwardIssue which contains the project-id and summary that i need...

So the question is: how can i get the issue links for the Epic without having to look them up separately?


To make the example clearer i have a part of the JSON code when i call a REST API with only 1 bug:


"issuelinks": [{
				"id": "139648",
				"self": "https://[companyname]/rest/api/2/issueLink/139648",
				"type": {
					"id": "10003",
					"name": "Relates",
					"inward": "relates to",
					"outward": "relates to",
					"self": "https://[companyname]/rest/api/2/issueLinkType/10003"
				"outwardIssue": {
					"id": "183899",
					"key": "CLIQ-485",
					"self": "https://[companyname]/rest/api/2/issue/183899",
					"fields": {
						"summary": "P33802",

And this is just what i am looking for in the complete REST API call that i make with this JQL filter: https://[companyname]/rest/api/2/search?jql=issuetype%20in%20(story,%20bug,%20spike,%20%2224M%20Project%22,%20Epic)%20AND%20project%20in%20(10003,%20CLIQ,%2010900,%2011207)%20OR%20%22Epic%20Link%22%20=%20MKS-22287%20AND%20ISSUETYPE%20in%20(story,%20bug,%20spike)%20AND%20project%20=%2010603

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Does not need answering anymore.

I found out that the API returns only the first 1000 issues due to a limitation in the internal server JIRA settings.

Also i had to change my JSONPath query to get the information, the only problem that i still have is that because it is in JSON and arrays I get for example the KEY like this: 


Anyone who has a solution for this? I need it to be without the brackets and quotes for joining tables in my DB.

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