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Not able to add attachments while creating issue using Rest Api

Hi, I am trying to add attachments while creating the issue using rest/api/3/issue? api.

{    "issueUpdates": [
            "fields": {
                "summary": "string",
                "issuetype": {
                    "name": "Epic"
                "description": {
                    "type": "doc",
                    "version": 1,
                    "content": [
                            "type": "paragraph",
                            "content": [
                                    "text": "string",
                                    "type": "text"
                "project": {
                    "key": "SP"
                "attachment": [
                        "id": "10003",
                        "filename": "Jira.json",
                        "author": {
                            "self": "",
                            "accountId": "5c25230db393bf4ce955eb2c",
                            "emailAddress": "",
                            "avatarUrls": {
                                "48x48": "",
                                "24x24": "",
                                "16x16": "",
                                "32x32": ""
                            "displayName": "Saurabh Bhandari",
                            "active": true,
                            "timeZone": "Asia/Calcutta",
                            "accountType": "atlassian"
                        "created": "2021-05-19T12:37:24.332+0530",
                        "size": 155883,
                        "mimeType": "application/json",
                        "content": ""
                ]            }        }    ]

 And I am getting the below error :


    "issues": [],
    "errors": [
            "status": 400,
            "elementErrors": {
                "errorMessages": [],
                "errors": {
                    "attachment": "string expected at index 0"
                }            },
            "failedElementNumber": 0

Can anyone please help me out to find the current payload



1 answer

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Warren Community Leader May 19, 2021

Hi @Saurabh Bhandari 

That is correct, you cannot add an attachment at the time of creating an issue. What you need to do is make a note of the issue key when you create it, then run another API call to add the attachment. I give some C# code in my answer to this post which may help you

thanks @Warren for your reply, But I am getting this attachment node when I request for metadata using rest/api/3/issue/createmeta?projectKeys=SP&issuetypeNames=Epic&expand=projects.issuetypes.fields  for creating a issue

In response, I am getting node for attachment as : 

"attachment": {
                            "required": false,
                            "schema": {
                                "type": "array",
                                "items": "attachment",
                                "system": "attachment"
                            "name": "Attachment",
                            "key": "attachment",
                            "hasDefaultValue": false,
                            "operations": [

 I think this means we can have attachment data in create issue request.

Please correct me I am doing something wrong

@Warren Can you please check the above details. I am stuck in this. 

Thanks in advance.

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