The JWT for Jira Cloud expression parser provides a huge set of functionalities to read and manipulate data from Jira issues, users, projects and more.
The main point of contact with the expression parser for the end user is the JWT expression editor.
Depending on what you are doing, you will be presented with different options and functionalities, but in the end it always comes down to writing an expression, which will be evaluated on runtime.
- As you type in your expression the syntax check button is synchronized with your expression and you can see if your expression is valid or not.
- Click on the syntax check button to review your expression.
|Valid expression: The parser expression entered is valid.|
Parsing error: The parser expression entered is not valid and you can do the following to fix the issue:
A parsing mode determines how the JWT for Jira Cloud expression parser interprets an expression. The available parsing modes depend on the context in which you use the expression.
Read more about all available parsing modes.
The field code injector is a dynamic select list that lists all available field codes. The fields, or their values, will be be replaced with actual values at runtime.
The available fields and their notation depend on the selected Parsing mode. Custom fields are shown if they are defined for a global context or if the "Jira Workflow Toolbox Cloud" user has browse permissions for the respective project.
Learn more about field codes!
|JWT expressions||Jira expressions|
A few basic examples
|Field name||Field code (JWT expression)|
Field code (Jira expressions)
Need inspiration? Each parsing mode comes with built-in example expressions. If you choose an example from the dropdown menu, the expression will be automatically added to the editing area of the expression editor.
By clicking on the run button, a test expression panel is displayed under your expression. To test your expression, do the following:
- Select an issue as the current issue
- Click on Run
The result of the expression is displayed. For more detailed test scenarios, please have a look at: Test your expression.
Help is just a click away. If you click on the Help button, an in-line handbook will pop up, which provides information about almost any feature of JWT for Jira Cloud - from field codes, to Parsing modes and JWT expression parser functions. In case you have selected the Jira expression mode, the documentation will be opened in a new browser window.