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Rest API POST to create an issue, getting 400 bad request (Using Salesforce APEX)


I was able to get the Rest API to GET issues working and get a response of all issues.  I am trying to do a POST and create an issue and keep getting 400 bad request.  I can't see an error in the json string for the body.


Here is the Salesforce Apex code:

// trying  POST to create issue
stringData = '{"update": {}, "fields" : {"project" : {"key" : "IMWW"},"issueType":{"name":"Task"}, "summary" : "Rest test from SF", "description" : "new description from SF to Jira API"}}';
http = new Http();
request = new HttpRequest();
request.setHeader('Content-Type', 'application/json');
request.setHeader('Accept', 'application/json');
request.setHeader('Authorization', 'Basic ' + EncodingUtil.base64Encode(pwBase64) );
response = http.send(request);


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I added a Sytem.bebug('responseBody=' + response.getBody() ); to my code to get a little more detail.

Despite seeing examples for the json for the issueType as:



This was the incorrect syntax.   Two things I had to correct.  issueType must be all lower case as "issuetype" and had to use "id" : <actual issuetype id value>


The correct json format for my test create issue should look like:


stringData = '{ "fields" : {"project" : {"key" : "IMWW"},"issuetype":{"id":"10004"}, "summary" : "Rest test from SF", "reporter":{"id":"5f3ecef6fcaf93003bc95ca6"} }}';


The issuetype keyword must be lowercase.  I missed this initially.   You can provide the issuetype "id" or the "name".  Once i corrected and used "issuetype", I could use {"name":"Task"} too.


Also need to include the "reporter" "id" as well.


Hope this helps someone else.



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