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convert jira ADF formatted description in HTML format

I am working on jira V3. When we get the jira issue from api we get the issue desciption in ADF format (I think) how to convert that format into HTML to show in our UI or there is any specific editor is given.

Thank You!

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Dario B Atlassian Team Jul 16, 2021

Hello @faisalamdani ,

If I understand correctly you are calling the  /rest/api/3/issue/{issueIdOrKey} REST API endpoint and you are looking for a way to get the issue description in HTML.

Now, if my understanding is correct (provide more details otherwise), then all you have to do is to append the argument to expand the rendered fields to your REST API call, like in below example:{ISSUE-KEY_OR_ID}?expand=renderedFields


This way you will get the HTML for the text in the issue description.


For more details on expansion and for known issues, you may want to review the below links:


I hope this helps. 



Hello @faisalamdani 

As an alternative to @Dario B's method, read this recent post Is there documentation for that describes an undocumented Atlassian REST API endpoint that converts ADF to HTML, markdown and a few others, and vice-versa. It means double processing of the issue description, but it works.

Apart from that, there are a few other open source Java and C# libraries that apparently do a reasonable job of converting ADF to HTML, but I've not tried any of them.

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