Return more than 5000 worklogs for a given issue using hte Python

Agustin Rovero
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May 11, 2024

Hi there!

First of all, let me say that this question was already asked in the link below, but has not been solved. The last reply was in December 2022.


I´ve been using the jira module that I believe is the official one and the worklogs function doesn't have a maxResults parameter.

I'm using jira==3.8.0

This is my code (with credentials and issue name removed):

from jira import JIRA
import jira

jira_options = {'server':server}
credentials = (email,token)

client = JIRA(options = jira_options,basic_auth = credentials)

issue = client.issue('myissue')
print( # This line prints 9574 in my case.

# Can't use maxResults, I get:
# TypeError: worklogs() got an unexpected keyword argument 'maxResults'
work = self.client.worklogs(issue = issue) # Without maxResults it works.
print(len(work)) # This line prints 5000.

Thank you

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Clark Everson
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May 31, 2024

Hi @Agustin Rovero 

The limit for max results is set on the server side, 5000 is actually very high! Generally it's 1000

You would need to set a loop to go through pages

This is the code we use:

# Run the JQL query and get the projects
proj_dict = {}
while True:
issues = jira.search_issues(jql_query, maxResults=max_results, startAt=start_at)

# If no issues are returned, we're done.
if not issues:

# Extract the key, project name, and project lead from the issues
for issue in issues:
project_key = issue.fields.project.key
project_name =
if project_key not in proj_dict:
jra = jira.project(project_key)
proj_dict[project_key] = jra
jra = proj_dict[project_key]
project_lead = jra.lead.displayName
'project_key': project_key,
'project_name': project_name,
'project_lead': project_lead,

# Update startAt for the next batch of issues.
start_at += max_results

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