Bulk Update Multiple Issue Resolutions


Bulk update the resolution of all issues returned from the JQL search which meet the specified conditions.


As a Jira admin, I want to change the resolution of a large number of issues which were mislabeled. I can use this script to update the resolution of all these issues to their corresponding one (like "Duplicate").

Good to Know

  • You can use this code as part of a larger script to update the issues resolution based on additional logic.
  • You can look up the available resolution names in "Jira Settings" > "ISSUE ATTRIBUTES" > "Resolutions".


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// Define a JQL query to search for the issues on which you want to update the resolution
final jqlQuery = "project = TEST AND issueType = Bug"

// The Name of the resolution to be set
def resolutionName = 'Duplicate'

// Search for the issues we want to update
def searchReq = get("/rest/api/2/search")
    .queryString("jql", jqlQuery)
    .queryString("fields", "resolution")
// Verify the search completed successfully
assert searchReq.status == 200

// Save the search results as a Map
Map searchResult = searchReq.body
// Iterate through the search results and update the resolution for each issue returned
def successStatusByIssueKey = searchResult.issues.collectEntries { Map issue ->
    // Log out what the value from the resolution field was for the original issue.
    logger.info("The original resolution was ${issue.fields.resolution ?: 'null'} for the ${issue.key} issue.")

    def result = put("/rest/api/2/issue/${issue.key}")
        .queryString("overrideScreenSecurity", Boolean.TRUE)
        .header('Content-Type', 'application/json')
                resolution:[name: resolutionName]

    // Log out the issues updated or which failed to update
    if (result.status == 204) {
        logger.info("Resolution set to ${resolutionName} for the ${issue.key} issue")
    } else {
        logger.warn("Failed to set the resolution to ${resolutionName} on the ${issue.key} issue. ${result.status}: ${result.body}")

    // Collect the success status by issue key to show them as part of the script return value
    [(issue.key): (result.status == 204)]

"Status by issue key (updated?): ${successStatusByIssueKey}"
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