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Create / clone issue when project name is smart value / dynamic

Hello, community.
Is there a way to create a new issue (or clone) without providing a specific project name?

In other words, i need a rule that can create an issue, while target project is based on a trigger' field value (assume that there is a field with the project key or name (tried both) provided by a user and can vary.

tried using smart values for both project and issue type and it fails on 'project name is required'. 


i have a workaround in mind but i don't like very much.. (it requires a rule for each possible project, bunch of flags and complex maintenance )


thank you in advance!

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Simeon Ross Atlassian Team Sep 29, 2020

Hi @Alex Rouk ,

Not sure which Automation you're referring to. But if you're referring to Jira Automation (formally Automation for Jira) then there is an option in the UI that will do what you want to acheive:



Thanks, @Simeon Ross  Yeah, that Automation :) 

My issue is that I don't want (can't) to put a specific Project name because it is uncertain when i'm creating the rule. So i wanted either to use field's value there or a variable.

Is it possible?

Thank you!

Simeon Ross Atlassian Team Sep 30, 2020

Hi @Alex Rouk ,

Does the "same project" option not work for you? It will try to determine it based on the trigger context. So you shouldn't have to specify a project.

Thank you again, @Simeon Ross .

it is not that simple..

Imagine i have a rule triggered from project A. The rule is supposed to create a new issue in another project (B, C, D..), based on a value of projectA_field. The value of projectA_field is entered by user.

For example, if projectA_field = "B", the issue will be created in B, if projectA_field="C", then in project C. 
Project A is kind of a hub, creating tickets dynamically in other projects

Hope this clarifies.


Simeon Ross Atlassian Team Oct 01, 2020

Hi @Alex Rouk , yeah I'm starting to get the picture now. Is it possible for you to share a few screenshots of how you have configured your rule so we can figure this out?

@Simeon Ross , i can definitely share anything :) but I am not sure what can i share..

attached a dummy rule that covers my need.. hope it helps..

thank you again for the time and willingness to help. much appreciated!


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