The Update fields post function automatically updates a single or multiple issue fields on one or multiple target issues.

Additional field values can be inherited or manually set using the JWT expression editor.


Target issue

The issues to be updated. If a list of issue keys is passed, the update will be performed for every issue in the list.
The following options are available:

  • Current issue

  • Parent issue

  • Parser expression

When the option parser expression is selected, an expression parser input field is displayed and the input has to be an issue key or an issue list. Every issue in the given list will be updated.


Every supported field can either be set or cleared.

After selecting a field and clicking the Add button, you can select in the popup how to set the value. There are three or - when dealing with selectable fields - four options:

  • Copy field from current issue
  • Clear field value
  • Set field value manually - Read more about the JWT expression editor
  • The option Selected value is available for the following fields types:
    • Jira Software related fields like Sprint or Epic
    • User related fields like Assignee or Reporter
    • Version related fields like Affects- or Fix version/s
    • Component/s
    • Labels
    • Priority
    • Resolution
    • Security level
    • and all option based custom fields that are supported

Run as

Select the user that will be used to execute the post function. By default, it is set to the current user that executes the transition.

The following options are available:

Selected userSelect a specific Jira user.
User in field

Select the field containing the user that will be used to execute the post function.

The configured user must have all necessary permissions to transition the target issue.

Conditional execution

You can optionally specify a logical expression or a Jira expression depending on the chosen Parsing mode to define the circumstances (or conditions) under which the post function should be executed.

The result of the logical expression must return a boolean value of either:

  • true → the post function will be executed
  • false → the post function will not be executed

Using the conditional operator, even complex or multi-layered conditions can be constructed.

Make sure to learn more about defining logical expressions and browse through the various examples here: Logical mode

Use cases and examples

If you still have questions, feel free to refer to our support team.