How do I get the value of the original estimate and remaining estimate fields using the Soap API

I'm using the Soap API to get issues from jira but I just can't seem to figure out how to get the values use of the timetracking fields.
It's not in the custom fields worklog or the ticket itself.

Can anybody tell me if it's possible to retrieve thevalues of the timetracking fields using the Soap API?

While I searched google and the atlassian website I found a few similar questions and posts that suggested you can't get this info using the Soap APi, but no definitive answer.

Using the Jira Soap API has been a joy, stuff just works. I guess that's the reason I can't believe this seemingly trivial thing isn't supported.

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There is no SOAP api support for that. JIRA Command Line Interface uses REST API to retrieve that for getIssue action (outputFormat 2) and similar.

Thanks for the reply,

Any chance this will be added to the Soap API in the near future??

Did you check the customfieldvalues that are returned in the issue object in SOAP? One of them should be orginalEstimate.

Yes I did check them, but they don't seem to be there. There are 3 customfields I'm not entirely sure of what they are but they have the wrong values and don't change when I set a different estimate.

In REST, I could be got them by getTimeTracking(). For example:

com.atlassian.jira.rest.client.domain.Issue.getTimeTracking().getOriginalEstimateMinutes()

Hope you can get it.

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