Use REST API to return results of filter?

While trying to find a workaround for the problem I have as described in the question How to proper write complex JQL-query for the REST-api (double qoute problem for custom fields) I was hoping that it was possible to trigger a filter using the REST API and by that getting the same results returned as I would by triggering the same JQL search using the API. And by doing so, not needing to bother about escaping qoutes and all that stuff.

But reading the documentation https://docs.atlassian.com/jira/REST/server/ I have not been able to figure out if this is possible.

Am I right when concluding that I cannot get the results of the filter using the REST API, it is only possible to create/update etc. the actual filter, not getting the results.

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It is possible, the example you have probably seen at https://developer.atlassian.com/jiradev/jira-apis/jira-rest-apis/jira-rest-api-tutorials/jira-rest-api-example-query-issues works fine - it returns a list of issues that match the filter you give it.

There's a working example for both get and post on that page, and I suspect you are right about the post being slightly easier to form on a Windows box.

I'm afraid the "workaround" for the problems you're having is simply that you need to get the escaping correct.

Nic - not sure if I follow - yes, I have seen the examples, but if I'm not totally mistaken they are all based on sending a JQL-search string. So I do not fully understand when you say "...it returns a list of issues that match the filter..." But, if you by filter mean JQL search string and not a saved filter in JIRA I do follow. And based on the last comment I do think that you mean just that.

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