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Posting external link as comment to Jira using Node.js Edited

greg chap I'm New Here Nov 03, 2019

I am posting a comment with some text and external link combined as string using jira rest api(v3). Looks like below

"text [test|]"

Comment shows up as normal text without external link on the jira issue. Because it adds a **backslash** before the first square bracket. Even though it looks correct on jira ticket, as soon as I select Edit on the comment, i see

text \[test|]

so I tried unicode for the square bracket and posted comment like below

text [test|]

It shows correctly as comment, but again without the external link. I tried adding couple of \\ before the first square bracket, I tried double square brackets around the external link as well, but no luck.

I am following the documentation they had for adding comment right below 

Basically my request is as below

var bodyData = `{
"visibility": {
"type": "role",
"value": "Administrators"
"body": {
"type": "doc",
"version": 1,
"content": [
"type": "paragraph",
"content": [
"text": "text [test|]",
"type": "text"

var options = {
method: 'POST',
url: '/rest/api/3/issue/{issueIdOrKey}/comment',
auth: { username: '', password: '<api_token>' },
headers: {
'Accept': 'application/json',
'Content-Type': 'application/json'
body: bodyData

request(options, function (error, response, body) {
if (error) throw new Error(error);
'Response: ' + response.statusCode + ' ' + response.statusMessage

Any thoughts on what I am missing?

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