sd.request.update.request.type.error Automation Error to update Customer Request Type

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When using Automation for Jira to update the Customer Request Type field on issues from service projects, the error sd.request.update.request.type.error shows in the Audit log of the rule and the Request Type is not updated.

Customer request type
Audit log showing the error


  1. Go to Project Settings of the target Project;

  2. Select Request Types

  3. See which Issue Type is associated with the Request Type that the automation rule is trying to set.

In this example below, the Help Desk Request Type is associated with the Task issue type.

Help Desk request type


The error is thrown when the Customer Request Type that the automation wants to use is not associated with the current Issue Type of the issue to be updated and, therefore, can't be associated with the issue triggered by the rule.

Customer request type not associated with the current issue type


In the automation rule, add the Issue Type to the Edit Issue Action and select the Issue Type associated with the target Request Type, so the automation rule updates both the Issue Type and Customer Request Type.

Updated on May 31, 2024

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