How to build the payload for a status update (transition) restkit Resource

Hi, I've seached for an example of how to build the payload for a status update (transition). I've tried something like this:

pdata = {"transitions": {"id":"81","name":"Systemtest av leveransen","to":{"self":"http://jira.adeo.no/rest/api/2/status/10190","description":"","iconUrl":"http://jira.adeo.no/images/icons/statuses/generic.png","name":"Systemtest av leveransen","id":"10190"},"fields":{}}}

...

response = resource.put(headers={ "Content-Type": "application/json" }, payload=json.dumps(pdata))

I get errors like these:

c:\Python27\Doc>python set_status.py

EXCEPTION: {"errorMessages":["one of 'fields' or 'update' required"],"errors":{}}


If I use pdata = {"fields": {"status": { ... i get

c:\Python27\Doc>python set_status.py

XCEPTION: {"errorMessages":[],"errors":{"status":"Field 'status' cannot be set. It is not on the appropriate screen, or unknown."}}

I can update other simple fields . But find transtions like stataus complicated.

If i expand the transition with:

http://jira.adeo.no/rest/api/2/issue/PKGIRAFF-1/transitions?expand=transitions.fields

I get


{"expand":"transitions","transitions":

[{"id":"81","name":"Systemtest av leveransen","to": {"self":"http://jira.adeo.no/rest/api/2/status/10190","description":"","iconUrl":"http://jira.adeo.no/images/icons/statuses/generic.png","name":"Systemtest av leveransen","id":"10190"},"fields":{}}, {"id":"91","name":"Tilbake til systemtest i iterasjonen","to":{"self":"http://jira.adeo.no/rest/api/2/status/10188","description":"","iconUrl":"http://jira.adeo.no/images/icons/statuses/generic.png","name":"Systemtest i iterasjonen","id":"10188"},"fields":{}}

]

}

I've checked https://docs.atlassian.com/jira/REST/5.2/#id251679 but i find it complicated to understand.

Can someone, please, help me with som tips an syntax tip. It's a bit complicated to understand. I think I need a concrete/spesific tip. I'm sure it's simple when it's build correctly - but there are so many combinations.

Please help me :-)

Thanks a lot.

1 answer

The problem was that I had to use POST, not PUT.

The payload got really simple:

{
'transition': {
'id': 81 # Resolved (for my setup)
}}
I now got HTTP 405. This is most probably related HTTP/HTTPS.
I found it much more simple to use urllib instead of restkit. See my final solution below:
import urllib
import urllib2
import base64
import json
key = 'MYISSUE'
#comment = "It's done!"
username = 'xxxx'
password = 'yyyy'
auth = base64.encodestring('%s:%s' % (username, password)).replace('\n', '')
data = json.dumps({
'transition': {
'id': 81 # Resolved (for my setup)
}
})
request = urllib2.Request(url, data, {
'Authorization': 'Basic %s' % auth,
'Content-Type': 'application/json',
})
print urllib2.urlopen(request).read()

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