I have a proforma form attached to the Jira issue and I'm trying to send it through project automation addon in an email. You can manually export the PDF, but I can't seem to get it send in email action in project automation.
I've tried using smart values, etc. Researched the community and doesn't look like anyone has found a solution.
Not sure why the Project Automation addon has "delete attachments" action, but not an add attachments action for Send email action.
You are correct: it is not yet possible to send a file attached to an issue or comment to an email recipient using automation rules. You can only send a link to the Jira stored copy.
Here is the item to add the feature in the CodeBarrel (now part of Atlassian) backlog:
Hey Everyone! Simeon from the Automation team here. I'm delighted to share some new features and improvements that we are shipping to Jira automation (Cloud only). Firstly, @Sam Harding ...
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