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1 Notification per assignee via Automation on Jira

If I make a JQL query "Sprint in openSprints() and statusCategory != Done" and there are for example 10 Issues found. -> Now I split the query again so that I only have the tickets with the assignee XYZ, let's say 5 of 10 issues are assigned to XYZ. -> Assignee XYZ should now be notified that these 5 tickets are still open via MS Teams or mail.

Now my problem:
* {{url}}
With this smartvalue I get a list of all issues in the above query, BUT assignee XYZ now gets 5 messages with the same content.

Can this be reduced so that he is notified only once?

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Hi @Nicolas Zuderell -- Welcome to the Atlassian Community!

For a question like this, please post images of your complete automation rule and of the audit log details showing the run of the rule which does not work as expected.  That will provide context for the community to offer suggestions.  Thanks!

Until we see that information, I suspect your rule has a scheduled trigger on JQL, leading it to run for each issue in the trigger set.  The solution may be to remove the JQL from the trigger and just run on a scheduled...using the JQL exclusively for your lookup issues action.  Then only one email will be sent.

Kind regards,

Thanks Bill to your answer it helped me with my MS Teams notification.
On the Mail i will get this message:



This is my rule:


Do I need a step more or do I something wrong?

Best Regards

Once you removed the JQL from the scheduled trigger, the Send Email now needed another source for that issue information: Lookup Issues.

Please try using {{lookupIssues.size}}

I have removed all JQL from the trigger and i still get the error from above in the audit log.
I deleted the JQL before i unchecked the box:2022-03-22_triggered_scheduler.png


also i removed the smart value in the subject of the mail. the content is still to the assignee of the ticket:
* {{url}}

Would you please post images of:

  • the details of your send email action
  • the details of the audit log showing the error after you made the changes to the rule

That may indicate what is happening.


The other possibility with Jira Cloud automation rules is they sometimes get "glitched" by changing the components to many times.  The way to test that is to disable this rule and re-create it as a new rule and see if that works.

Email action:



And here the log between the changes:



i have recreated the rule with the same actions and triggers it dont works neither.


if i put my own mail adress in the "to-section" it works. If i put the assignee (like the first screenshot in this comment) it brings the "some errors" warning it.  Assignee in that context for the to-email-address is undefined, as there is no issue.  They are all in the Lookup Issues result.

The way to solve this is to get the email address from the lookup, and add a safety check  condition with this:

  • trigger: scheduled...
  • action: lookup issues...
  • advanced compare condition...
    • first value: {{lookupIssues.size|0}}
    • condition: greater than
    • second value: 0
  • action: send email with the to-email-address of {{lookupIssues.first.assignee.emailAddress}}

For the email address, type/pasted that smart value into the field and it will appear below it, then you can select it.

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@Bill Sheboy Thanks for the steps, i tried the same but in my case one assignee received a mail but another did not. could you please suggest? please see attached screenshot




Also i don't want to send other assignee's tasks details in mail body, both assignee should receive only their own task details in mail body.

Hi @vdhanorkar 

Your use case is different as there could potentially be multiple different assignees.  As a result you need a different rule, as what you posted references only the first assignee from the lookup issues result.

One possible way to do that is:

  • trigger: scheduled
  • action: lookup issues with JQL
  • condition: check if there were any results before proceeding
  • advanced branch on smart values: on the distinct assignees found, using the lookup issues as a source from {{lookupIssues.assignee.accountId.distinct}} and a loop variable named varAccountId
    • action: lookup issues with the same original JQL, plus the clause assignee = {{varAccountId}
    • action: send your email

Kind regards,

Ohai Bill!

So as I laid out in my answer to @vdhanorkar's standalone question over here, I actually branched on {{lookupIssues.assignee.distinct}} in the "For each" so that I could access {{thisassignee.accountId}} for the nested JQL lookup and also use {{thisassignee.emailAddress}} for the To: in the email.

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@Bill Sheboy Thanks, The solution you suggested working to me

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