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.

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Alexey Matveev Community Champion Jan 03, 2018

Hello,

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.

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