Changes to how automation rules are counted in Jira Cloud

From November 1, we are changing the way automation rules will be counted and billed in Jira Cloud. You'll be able to preview these changes in-product from October 1. To read more, check out our post on Atlassian Community.

Test a Jira automation rule using the Manual trigger

When configuring an automation rule, you may want to test it first before enabling it for use on real data.

While there’s no “test” function in Jira automation, you can test your rules manually using the Manual trigger from issue trigger. This allows you to manually execute a rule by triggering it on the detail view of an issue.

How to test your Jira automation rules

Create your rule

  1. While configuring a rule, select the Manual trigger. You can restrict which groups can view and manually run the rule when setting up this trigger.

    • If you select Prompt for input when this rule is triggered, you’ll also be able to create a form that will appear when someone triggers the rule, which they'll need to fill in before the rule runs.

  2. Save your rule.

Test your rule

  1. Navigate to an issue, and under Automations, select Rule executions.

  2. Select your rule from the Run a manually triggered rule list, and click Run.

Learn more

Check out how we use manual triggers in our Jira automation template library.

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