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Parent sometimes missing from REST API issue call

Hi - I am working on a python script to collect information (time spent) on subtasks (ordered by day). Anyway, once I have a list of subtask ID I make a call like:


Most of the time, one of the keys in the JSON that I can follow is ['parent']['fields']['summary'] in order to give me info (name) about the parent story.  However for some subtasks there is no 'parent' hierarchy returned.

Why would this not be consistent over all subtasks?



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Hi @Larry Weisberg can we get more details (maybe screenshots) about for example

  • subtask which has parent in REST API request's answer
  • subtask which does not have parent in REST API request's answer
  • parent story of the subtask which is OK
  • parent story of the subtask which is NOT OK

And one short question... why do you use query 

and not just

Thanks @Martin Bayer _MoroSystems_ s_r_o__ 

I meant to write back a couple days ago.  As far as the incorrectly formatted query - this did not make the difference, but I will clean it up at some point.  I apparently had incorrectly modified some code that I downloaded which handles accessing the APIs.

It turns out that the problem was with an assumption I had made about how the rest of my team logs their hours.  My /issue/ query was based on the results from the /worklog/updated?since= query, and I had assumed (always a dangerous thing :-) ) that hours were only being logged in subtasks, not in stories.  However, since there were some story issues with worklogs , these obviously (and correctly) did not have the parent tag.


Thanks for the help!

Ah, ok  @Larry Weisberg , thank you for sharing :)

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