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How can I iterate through a multi-select field in an Automation for Jira flow? Edited



I have a multi-select field called "Teams". When the issue reaches the "Ready for Dev" stage, I want to create a subtask for each option selected in "Teams", populating a single select "Team" field in the sub-task.


Is there a way to iterate through the selected items in the "Teams" field, and run a branch for each selection? I'd also need a custom value to set the single-select Team field to, like {{multiselect.iteration}}.



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Hi @stringsonfire,

There is a way that I found, but I'm not sure this is the easiest.

When the status = "ready for dev" run:

if "Teams" not empty -> "create issue" and populate the "Team" field with the smart value {{}}

on the more options, add the following:

"update": {
"Teams": [
"remove": {

You can use "re-fetch issue data" and continue the rule if there are more "Teams".

The other option is to change a different field so it will run a different automation rule as long as "Teams" is not empty.

If you don't want to lose the "Teams" field content - you'll need to first copy it into a different field.

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