Rest Search: expanding the issue changelog section


I'm using the Rest API ( to do a search, return issues and then extract the changelog for each issue. What I'm ultimately doing is time in status statistics on thousands of issues. I can successfully do a REST search, get the issuekey for each issue and then do a issue lookup with "expand=changelog" to get the changelog information and parse it.

The documentation link above suggests that it's possible to expand subsections by using expand=section.subsection, but when I try this with the Search REST, I get 400 errors. I tried expand=changelog expand=issue.changelog and expand=issues.changelog Is it possible to do this kind of expansion in a search and if so, what would the expand parameter look like?

I can use what I have, but it seems like it would be faster to just do one search.


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Hi Todd,

Actually using expand=changelog , expand=issue.changelog .. etc should work here, I have just tested with my test instance. Can you please elaborate more on this by giving an exmaple for your request?



Omar, which version did you test successfully against? I have version 5.2.11 and I am still facing the same issue as Todd.

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