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Get Time-Tracking information for Story that includes sub-tasks? Edited

Issue information in JSON format is available through the following REST call:

https://jira.[DOMAIN].com/rest/api/2/issue/[TICKET REFERENCE]

If the Issue is a Story with subtasks, the timetracking information returned by this REST call is either the following: 


- or -


- or -


But, if you goto the website version and check the "Include sub-tasks" checkbox, the timetracker then updates on the website's graphical side to include all the sub-tasks time together.

sub-task checkbox.gif

Is there a way to include this checkbox value in the REST call? Can I make a REST call to an Issue that includes the sub-tasks in the timertracking section? Are there parameters I can include in the GET request for the REST call to have this option enabled?



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It doesn't look like the current REST API supporsts this operation.

For anyone reading this and needs a work around, you can scrape the HTML page for the information; it's messy, I know. In my environment, the "Include sub-tasks" is checked automatically when loading the page, so therefore, parsing the raw HTML gets me what I want.

(If the checkbox is not automatically checked for your environment, it becomes 10 times harder and you'll have to do some trickery with Javascript)

In my example, I only want the "Estimated" time that includes the sub-tasks. The "Estimated" time is located between <dd ...>...</dd> tags. If you search for the ID "tt_aggregate_values_orig" and grab the text between ">...<" you'll get your answer.

Here is some C# detailing this:


HttpResponseMessage response = client.GetAsync("https://jira.[DOMAIN].com/browse/" + issue).Result; 

string httpResult = Regex.Replace(response.Content.ReadAsStringAsync().Result, @"\t|\n|\r", String.Empty);

string[] capture = httpResult.Split(new string[] { "tt_aggregate_values_orig" }, StringSplitOptions.None);

string estimateScrape = capture.Length >= 2 ? Regex.Match(capture[1], @">(.+?)</dd>").Groups[1].Value.Trim() : ""; 


I have "capture.Length >= 2" because if there is no time on any of the sub-tasks and the story, this ID will not be present in the HTML. 

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