How to edit/update comment in Jira(Python)

I am trying to edit a comment in jira using jira-python, but I couldnt find anything.

I know Add_comment will add a comment, but I also want to know how to edit a comment. thanks~!!

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Shaun Seaver Atlassian Team Oct 19, 2017

You can edit a comment by first getting the comment ID. If you hover over the link icon of a comment(see screenshot) the ID should be contained in the link URL. commentID.png

With the commentID you can then update the comment

jira_options={'server': 'http://<jira_url>'}

comment = jira.comment('ALPHA-27', '10100')
comment.update(body = 'the text here will replace the text in the comment')

I'm sure there is a more streamlined method of obtaining the comment ID, but that should work for the sake of testing. 

when I edit a customfield, it returns

response text = {"errorMessages":["Internal server error"],"errors":{}}


do you know how to fix this?@Shaun Seaver

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