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Status transition throws Exception but succeeds Edited

I am trying to perform a simple status transition using the jira python library as follows:


jira_client.transition_issue(issue, "Start Work")


I get the following exception but the transition does succeed!


Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/local/lib/python3.6/dist-packages/jira/", line 1554, in transition_issue
transitionId = int(transition)
ValueError: invalid literal for int() with base 10: 'Start Work'

During handling of the above exception, another exception occurre

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "./", line 58, in <module>
update_issues("Test Sprint 1", "Reopened", "Closed", "1.0.0")
File "./", line 51, in update_issues
jira_client.transition_issue(value, "Start Work")
File "/usr/local/lib/python3.6/dist-packages/jira/", line 126, in wrapper
result = func(*arg_list, **kwargs)

File "/usr/local/lib/python3.6/dist-packages/jira/", line 1559, in transition_issue
raise JIRAError("Invalid transition name. %s" % transition)
jira.exceptions.JIRAError: JiraError HTTP Invalid transition name. Start Work


The behavior seems totally random cause the above takes place in a for loop and for another issue, (in the same loop!) the error is not thrown!


edit: for some reason it seems to be related with the issues being transitioned in a for loop; When I do this one by one everything seems to work OK. What is the reason behind this;


Do I need to close and re-open the client connection each time?

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I'm noticing the same behaviour... This is not good!

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