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.

Configuration

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.

Fields

Every supported field can either be set or cleared while transitioning the target issue.

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

  • 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 configured user must have all necessary permissions to update an issue in the configured context as well as to edit all the fields specified.

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


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