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How can I pull the email address from the Description section of an Issue for an anonymous user?

I created an Issue Collector for our Front Door Request process. The Issue Collector was embedded in a Wiki page. 80% of employees submitting a request will be Anonymous. How can I capture their email in the Description section so I can setup an Automation that will send them notification as the issues transitions from Open Status to Closed?

I am a Project Administrator (not a Jira Admin). Below is the results of smart values query:

Description: {{issue.fields.description}}



*Reporter*: Carl Vernon

*E-Mail*: []


I have tried the following without success:

Email: {{#issues}}{{}}{{/issues}}
Email: {{issue.MailtoCustomer.value}}
Reporter: {{issue.description.match("Reporter:\s(.*)")}}
Email: {{issue.description.match("E-mail:\s(.*)")}}
Email: {{issue.description.match("([a-z]+@[a-z]+\.[a-z]{2,4})")}}
Email: {{}}


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I figured it out. I used a Smart Value string query to pull the email from the Description section of the Issue Collector:




*Reporter*: Carl Vernon

*E-Mail*: []



I then created an automation with the Create Trigger and used the Smart Value string query in the To: field of the Send Email component.


I was looking for this for ages... thank you! 

Here is a smart value to extract Name from the issue collector as well: {{issue.description.substringBetween("*: ","\n")}}

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