Automation rule| Add user as watcher based on the value of another User customfield

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Add watchers based on the inputs from custom field value. Example we have user1 added in the field "UserCustomField" value on issue : Test-1 while creation, so user "user1" should be marked as watcher on TEST-1.


Trigger: Issue created

Add action : Manage watcher : parse below smart value:

  • {{UserCustomField.accountID}}

Please ensure to use your desired field name in place of <UserCustomField>

Here is the snippet of automation rule for reference:

Add user as a watcher using automation

Updated on May 31, 2024

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