Using search_issues()

I am using jira-python 0.16 and am having fits trying to get search_issues() to work for me.

The following function is defined:

def findIssues(jiraInst, queryJQL):
    """ Return a list of issues that match the provided jql filter

        :param jiraInst - jira client object
        :param queryJQL - JQL filter string
    if debug:
        print >>sys.stderr, '*fi:JQL = \'%s\'' % queryJQL
        # Try to get all issues that match the filter
        results = jiraInst.search_issues(jql_str=queryJQL, maxResults=200)
    except (JIRAError, ValueError) as err:
        print >>sys.stderr, '* Search for \"%s\" returned an error \"%s\"\n' % \
            (queryJQL, err)
        return []
    return results

If called like

results = findIssues(jira, r'project = "A Project" AND status = "Pending User"')

The following error is returned:

Search for "project = "A Project" AND status = "Pending User"" returned an error "HTTP 400: "The value 'A Project' does not exist for the field 'project'"

However, if I use 'project = "A Project" AND status = "Pending User"' as a search filter in the web interface all is right with the world and issues are returned.

Searching for 'status = "Pending User"' returns issues across all projects as expected using either the function or the web interface.

Any suggestions or help would be appreciated.

1 answer

1 accepted

Pilot error. No permissions for the user I was connebeting to JIRA as.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
How to earn badges on the Atlassian Community

How to earn badges on the Atlassian Community

Badges are a great way to show off community activity, whether you’re a newbie or a Champion.

Learn more
Community showcase
Published yesterday in Jira Software

How large do you think Jira Software can grow?

Hi Atlassian Community! My name is Shana, and I’m on the Jira Software team. One of the many reasons this Community exists is to connect you to others on similar product journeys or with comparabl...

196 views 4 8
Read article

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you