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Is there a way to trigger versions created not matching a specific version name?


Basically I have a trigger for Version Created.
When that version is created, it does a thing (created a "Release Candidate" ticket in that version automatically)

This works great.

The issue is, I need to add a new fixversion and use it all all 50 projects we have when we are NOT releasing anything (called "norelease") which i'll use in another automation.

I see on the new version created trigger you can add regex to match a fixversion name. I'm trying to do the reverse.

Our fixversion names are not following a specific standard 100% of the time so I can't do a match, but I can do a exact match on what I do NOT want this to fire. which is the "norelease" name.

Screen Shot 2020-12-18 at 11.42.39 AM.png

"On version creation if the name = exactly "norelease" then do nothing, if it does proceed with the automation."

I tried to branch this using JQL but got an error:
"Branch rule / related issues

Error searching for related issues. This is most likely because the following issues don't have a related issue of the type you specified. Try narrowing your search to only include issues that contain links to related issues:" 

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Hi @Larry Katz 

In the version created trigger try this regular expression.



That regex did the trick, thanks much!

Hi @Larry Katz 

Although you can do this with RegEx (lookahead I think), and so not trigger the rule to start with, you can also do this with a simple compare if you don't care about rule execution counts.  For example:

  • Trigger: version created
  • Advanced condition: {{}} does not equal norelease
  • Action: create your ticket


Best regards,


Thanks Bill,
This still triggered, I tried the second value as is, and explicitly as a string (norelease, and also "norelease")

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Okay, that is weird... My rule looks the same as yours, with no quotes around the test value of norelease, and it worked for me.

Please try logging the {{}} before the compare to confirm what is going into the test, perhaps wrapping it to check for whitespace:

Log of current version name: ||{{}}||

Is your test rule global or project-level scope, and if project-level, is your rule in the same scope? 

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