Python search_issues API not working for some projects in list

Rafay Sheikh
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March 31, 2024


I am writing my code in python. Trying to fetch issues and get changelog info. I have been trying to call the search_issues() api for a list of projects. The authentication and getting response results seems to be work for majority of the projects in the list. There is a handful of projects for which I am getting errors. Its seems for those projects I am getting no data or response but the same code works for others.

ERROR:jira:Expecting value: line 1 column 1 (char 0)
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/home/rafaysheikh/.local/share/virtualenvs/connectors-WMohEYKM/lib/python3.8/site-packages/requests/", line 971, in json
return complexjson.loads(self.text, **kwargs)
File "/home/rafaysheikh/.pyenv/versions/3.8.12/lib/python3.8/json/", line 357, in loads
return _default_decoder.decode(s)
File "/home/rafaysheikh/.pyenv/versions/3.8.12/lib/python3.8/json/", line 337, in decode
obj, end = self.raw_decode(s, idx=_w(s, 0).end())
File "/home/rafaysheikh/.pyenv/versions/3.8.12/lib/python3.8/json/", line 355, in raw_decode
raise JSONDecodeError("Expecting value", s, err.value) from None
json.decoder.JSONDecodeError: Expecting value: line 1 column 1 (char 0)

During handling of the above exception, another exception occurred:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/home/rafaysheikh/Downloads/", line 48, in <module>
df = jira.run_section(
File "/home/rafaysheikh/dna_data_ops/pipelines/integration_pipelines/connectors/connectors/base/", line 42, in run_section
return func(*args, **kwargs)
File "/home/rafaysheikh/dna_data_ops/pipelines/integration_pipelines/connectors/connectors/base/", line 40, in __call__
return self.func(*args, **kwargs)
File "/home/rafaysheikh/dna_data_ops/pipelines/integration_pipelines/connectors/connectors/jira/sections/", line 206, in func
updated_issues = client.search_issues(
File "/home/rafaysheikh/.local/share/virtualenvs/connectors-WMohEYKM/lib/python3.8/site-packages/jira/", line 3557, in search_issues
issues = self._fetch_pages(
File "/home/rafaysheikh/.local/share/virtualenvs/connectors-WMohEYKM/lib/python3.8/site-packages/jira/", line 890, in _fetch_pages
resource = self._get_json(
File "/home/rafaysheikh/.local/share/virtualenvs/connectors-WMohEYKM/lib/python3.8/site-packages/jira/", line 4364, in _get_json
raise e
File "/home/rafaysheikh/.local/share/virtualenvs/connectors-WMohEYKM/lib/python3.8/site-packages/jira/", line 4361, in _get_json
r_json = json_loads(r)
File "/home/rafaysheikh/.local/share/virtualenvs/connectors-WMohEYKM/lib/python3.8/site-packages/jira/utils/", line 77, in json_loads
return resp.json()
File "/home/rafaysheikh/.local/share/virtualenvs/connectors-WMohEYKM/lib/python3.8/site-packages/requests/", line 975, in json
raise RequestsJSONDecodeError(e.msg, e.doc, e.pos)
requests.exceptions.JSONDecodeError: Expecting value: line 1 column 1 (char 0)
ERROR:root:Expecting value: line 1 column 1 (char 0)
ERROR:root:Expecting value: line 1 column 1 (char 0)
INFO:root:Expecting value: line 1 column 1 (char 0)

There is a external for loop going over each projects and calling this API. The 3 projects its crashing on should have lots of data (Issues)so in my api call I have the maxResults set to False. Out of 30+ projects it crashes on a few with the errors above. Not sure if this is json response error or line 1 column 1 suggests that we are getting no data because of some other error (auth or jql)?


Look back day is 3 days from current date and next day is the day after current date.


for project in project_list:

= client.search_issues(

jql_str=f'project="{project}" and updated >="{look_back_date}" and updated <"{next_date}"',







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Mohamed Benziane
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April 3, 2024

Hi, make sure that the project variable is correct, try to print the jql and use it in the UI, Jira will tell you what is wrong.

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