Jira Connector Error in the JQL Query
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Jira Connector Error in the JQL Query


Article ID: 113485


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CA Agile Central On Premise (Rally) CA Agile Central SaaS (Rally)


When a selector contains a key/value pair that has a set of parenthesis in its value, the connector does not format the JQL correctly.

This causes JQL parser to try and interpret the parenthesis as a grouping construct instead of a value to search for and an error is thrown:
[2018-06-27 20:54:59 Z] DEBUG : RallyJest::JiraComm.block in execute_request - issuing a GET request for endpoint: /rest/api/2/search?jql=type="Bug" AND project = "Project" AND "RallyFormattedID" = -1 AND "CustomDropDown" = Value (New Value)&startAt=0&fields=*all
[2018-06-27 20:54:59 Z] DEBUG : RallyJest::JiraComm.execute_request - {
"errorMessages": [
"Error in the JQL Query: Expecting ')' or ',' but got 'Value'. (line 1, character 90)"
"errors": {


Jira Connector v4.6.5


This is due to the way that the connector handles escaping the parenthesis in a Copy/Update selector.


At the time there is no solution for this.

The recommended workaround is to 
  • Remove parenthesis from the fields
  • Use a different field for the copy/update selector