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JIRA API GET all values for a custom field

I'm trying to get all possible values for a customfield on JIRA through the GET api.


I created the "Test API" custom field and gave it three values "API 1", "API 2" and "API 3". The id for this field is 18232.

I'm trying to do this with the following:

I got this from here

The headers are one for basic authorization and one with Accept - application/json

No matter what I try to do I keep getting the error

{"errorMessages":["A custom field option with id '18232' does not exist"],"errors":{}}

Has anyone been sucessful with this?

1 answer

This is returning a specific option details and should work if the option id is correct.

If you want to get all the allowed values for a custom field, use the createmeta or editmeta methods. Here is an example resource:


Thanks, you solved my issue :)

Like Max Makhrov likes this

Jobin Kuruvilla, thank you! 

This solved my issue partially:


I've got all the possible values for my custom field.

My other field has a child:


The method showed above gives me all values for the main field — parent. I was not able to retrieve all values for the child. Could you please say if it possible?

Thank you! this works.

The upper REST call is meanwhile marked as deprecated in the REST API reference guide. To get the custom field options in the future, get first all issue types of one project:

GET /rest/api/2/issue/createmeta/{projectKey}/issuetypes

then for one specific issue type {id} the field details:

GET /rest/api/2/issue/createmeta/{projectKey}/issuetypes/{id}

The result contains the custom filed options underneath "allowedValues", if present for this issue type.

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