Automation rule to append Assignee Full Name to the end of the Summary field

Platform Notice: Data Center Only - This article only applies to Atlassian products on the Data Center platform.

Note that this KB was created for the Data Center version of the product. Data Center KBs for non-Data-Center-specific features may also work for Server versions of the product, however they have not been tested. Support for Server* products ended on February 15th 2024. If you are running a Server product, you can visit the Atlassian Server end of support announcement to review your migration options.

*Except Fisheye and Crucible

Summary

This article describes how to create an Automation Rule using the add-on Automation For Jira (for Jira Server/Data Center) that will:

  • append the Assignee Full Name to the end of the Summary field, in case the Jira issue is changed from unassigned to assigned

  • remove the Assignee Full Name from the end of the Summary field, in case the Jira issue is changed from assigned to unassigned

  • do nothing, in case the Jira issue was created without any assignee

Solution

The automation rule needs to be configured as shown below in the screenshot below:

Edit summary when assignee change rule details

You can find more details about each block below:

  • If: matches

    • Advanced Compare Condition

      • First Value:

{{fieldChange.fromString}}
  • Condition: Equals

  • Second value: Empty

  • Then: Edit Issue fields (under If: matches)

    • Field: Summary

    • Value (copy the formula using smart value below):

{{issue.summary}} - {{issue.assignee.displayName}}
  • Else-if: matches

    • Advanced Compare Condition

      • First Value:

{{fieldChange.toString}}
  • Condition: Equals

  • Second value: Empty

  • Then: Edit Issue fields (under Else-if: matches)

    • Field: Summary

    • Value (copy the formula using smart value below):

{{issue.summary.replace(fieldChange.fromString,fieldChange.toString).replace(" - ","")}}
  • Else

  • Then: Edit Issue fields (under Else: matches)

    • Field: Summary

    • Value (copy the formula using smart value below):

{{issue.summary.replace(fieldChange.fromString,fieldChange.toString)}}

Updated on May 31, 2024

Still need help?

The Atlassian Community is here for you.