Problems with changing issue status via JIRA REST API issue/KEY/transitions

According to the API docs, I should be able to resolve an issue by sending transition[id] and fields[resolution][name]. If I do that, the API returns error 400. According to the docs:

If there is no transition specified.

This is what I send:

{"update":{"comment":{"add":{"body":"Woot woot. No assignee change."}}},"fields":{"resolution":{"name":"Duplicate"}},"transition":{"id":"5"}}

As you can see, there's a transition[id] in there. My request is almost identical to the one in the example in the docs.

What am I missing here?

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OMG I missed an array in between somewhere. That's double weird:

  • update[comment] is an array with an object [add][body] (why? it's a transition!)
  • the error is very unclear: "If there is no transition specified."

Ah well. Fixed!

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