Jira REST: get rendered worklog comments for comments 21+ Edited


in our addon we used this rest call to get an issues worklogs rendered as HTML:


The catch here is that this call never returns more than 20 worklogs and i also could't find a way to access the worklogs using pagination (The call does not react to a startAt parameter and the docs don't mention pagination).

When i use 


to bypass this limitation the call does not offer the option to expand rendered fields.

The addon comes for server and cloud and i am wondering

- is there a way to get the rendered worklogs for cloud at all

- is there a way that works for server too without having to write a own rest service for this


thanks in advance


2 answers

0 vote
Warren Levy Community Champion Nov 28, 2017

Hi Jens

We're on the cloud version. I use 


which gets all the worklogs for all issues in a sprint. As you say, this is restricted to 20 worklogs.

If there are more than 20 worklogs (fields.worklog.total > 20) then I use


which gets the worklogs for a specific issue and returns them ALL - see the JSON below

"startAt": 0,
"maxResults": 23,
"total": 23,
"worklogs": [

Hi Warren,

i am looking for a way to get the worklog comments as HTML, not in the wikirenderer source format.


<b>bold</b> instead ob *bold*



i just raised a suggestion


you're welcome to vote

Suggest an answer

Log in or Join to answer
Community showcase
Jason Wong
Published yesterday in Agility Beta

Welcome to agility

Every team in the world is unique, and so   Atlassian believes   that each and every team's best way of working  needs to  be molded to their unique circumstances  – ...

372 views 6 16
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
Atlassian Team Tour

Join us on the Team Tour

We're bringing product updates and pro tips on teamwork to ten cities around the world.

Save your spot