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Making a `multipart/form-data` request in Jira Automation

Chris Bonnar
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Oct 01, 2023

I'm trying to reproduce a `multipart/form-data` request within Jira Automation. The request is a POST to the Confluence v1 API attachments endpoint, and I have called this successfully using Postman.

However, when running within Jira Automation, I'm receiving code 500: `java.lang.RuntimeException: org.apache.commons.fileupload.FileUploadException: Stream ended unexpectedly`.

Researching this error has sent me round in circles with variations of CRLF (or `\r\n`), and I have tried every permutation to no avail. This post looked particularly promising, pointing specifically to the new line before the last boundary - again I experimented to no avail.

The below is the exact request Postman is making for a very simple text file, as captured by Fiddler. I have lifted this exact text into the Jira Automation web request, configuring the same headers Postman is using.

Content-Disposition: form-data; name="file"; filename="New Text Document.txt"
Content-Type: text/plain

Content-Disposition: form-data; name="minorEdit"


`Content-Type` header configured in Jira Automation is:

multipart/form-data; boundary=--------------------------882762106784743758392779


Where am I going wrong? TIA!

*Side note - I'm doing this because I want to automatically create a Confluence page which carries the same attachments as the Jira issue that triggered it. If anyone is aware of another way to do this, I'd welcome ideas.

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Bill Sheboy
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Oct 28, 2023

Hi @Chris Bonnar -- Welcome to the Atlassian Community!

As you appear to be on a paid, Jira license, you may want to work with your site admin to submit this one as a support ticket to Atlassian here:

In the meantime, you could also ask this one in the developer community here:

Kind regards,

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