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How to auto-add watcher from the person at in the latest comment?

I comment a jira as follows:

hi @Lily @Tom  it's a lovely day, isn't it?


I want to use jira automation to add lily and tom as the watchers, but don't know how to fulfill this. Could any guy help?




2 answers

Hi @yztech 

Until that suggestion is implemented, you could built this functionality yourself using Automation for Jira.  For example:

  • trigger: issue commented
  • action: create a variable, and use text functions and regular expressions to extract the mentioned users account id values
  • condition: advanced compare to check if there were any mentions
  • advanced branch: to iterate over the created variable as a list
    • action: add watchers for each mentioned user


To learn more about automation rules, please see this documentation and examples:

Kind regards,

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