How can I fetch the tickets matching a specific description using the API?

I am able to get/update the ticket details if the ID is known. So, I want to get the ID of the ticket that has certain text in its description. Can you tell which end point I can use for this? A sample query would be helpful.

Ex: for a case where I want to fetch the ticket(s) having "this text" in its description.

1 answer

This widget could not be displayed.
Alexey Matveev Community Champion Jan 03, 2018


Do you mean that you use REST API?

JQL would look like

description ~ "this text"

Then you could use search rest call to get all issues by providing the query above

jira/rest/api/2/search?jql=description ~ "this text"

then you can iterate over received issues and update them as you updated before.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Posted Tuesday in Jira

What modern development practices are at the heart of how your team delivers software?

Hey Community mates! Claire here from the Software Product Marketing team. We all know software development changes rapidly, and it's often tough to keep up. But from our research, we've found the h...

114 views 1 2
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you