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Extend the Commits REST API to review which files changed related to a specific Jira issue by adding ?showfiles=[true|false] as an optional parameter.

To perform the showFiles Commits API call, the Jira user must have the permission to read the requested issue.


showFiles (Commits REST API extension)






Field Condition
issueKey String. Required.

This is the Jira Issue Key – a concatenation of Project key and Issue number. It must contain a dash (‘-‘). The issueKey must be valid and existent.

For example: TEST-123.

?showFiles=[true|false] Boolean. Optional.

When set to true, this extends the commits API to display which files where changed related to a specific Jira issue.

See usage example below.


Returns the result in the example below.

Example usage:

Returns the following example result, if showFiles=true:

  "commits": [
      "author": "msmith <[email protected]>",
      "commitId": "257b4a8490270014922f3b821d61c86e76166dd9",
      "date": "2015-12-07 10:54:56 +0600",
      "message": "message with TEST-123",
      "repository": {
        "id": 5,
        "name": "test repository name"
      "branch": "master",
      "notes": {
        "refs/notes/commits": "TEST-1 fixed also"
      "files": [
          "path": "testFile2.txt",
          "linesAdded": 1,
          "linesChanged": 0,
          "linesDeleted": 0,
          "added": true,
          "deleted": false,


Commits REST APIs

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