The issue list parsing mode, just like the JQL mode, lets you define a target selection of issues. It is being used in Post functions and Automation actions, that allow you to create or update multiple issues

The output has to be a valid issue list as defined in the Data types section.

All JWT expression parser functions, that return an issue list can be used. Additionally, issue lists can be constructed using functions like issueKeysToIssueList().

Example expressions

Parser expressionDescription

This example returns a list of all sub-tasks of the current issue.

To achieve this, the following functions are used:

issueKeysToIssueList("CRM-12, HT-254")

This example returns an issue list of issues with keys CRM-12 and HT-254:

["CRM-12", "HT-254"]

To achieve this, the following functions are used:

filterByFieldValue(subtasks(), {issue.dueDate}, =, null)

This example returns an issue list with all sub-tasks that don't have a due date set.

To achieve this, the following functions are used:

getIssuesFromProjects("CRM, HT")

This example returns an issue list of all issues in project CRM and HT.

To achieve this, the following functions are used:

Make sure to read all about working with Lists as they come with many extremely useful JWT expression parser functions.

List functions can also be used in the Advanced text mode. The difference is, that the output will be a flat text instead of an issue list.

The main advantage over the advanced text mode is, that you can use the returned elements of the issue list as Seeds.

JWT offers individual operators that can be used when working with Lists.

Available operators

Order of operations

If you use multiple operators in a single expression, they will follow a certain order in which they are processed or a precedence.

INTERSECT1 (highest)Left-to-right
APPENDEXCEPTUNION2 (lowest)Left-to-right
  • When using the list operators, you have to make sure that both lists that you compare are of the same type.
  • All operators are case insensitive, i.e., they can also be written in lower case: append, union, intersect and except.
  • There are four equivalent functions available for each type of list, and their behavior is exactly equivalent to that of its corresponding operator.
  • This way, you can choose to use operators or functions according to your preference. Although operators yield shorter expressions and with fewer parentheses, the usage of functions produces a more functional consistent syntax.

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