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Trying to set remaining estimate to zero when a story is closed but its not working

Sreerampavankumar Govindarajula
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August 27, 2020

Using Jira v8.4.0 and trying to set story level remaining estimate to zero when its closed and its not working

 

Used Edit issue and JSON 

{
"fields": {
"timetracking": {
"remainingEstimate": "0",
"originalEstimate": "{{timetracking.originalEstimate}}"
}
}
}

But it errors as below as extracted from audit log. I added a comment fld at the end just to see if its getting values for originalEstimate and remainingEstimate and it does as I can see the values in the comment field

Edit issue

No fields or field values to edit for issues (could be due to some field values not existing in a given project):NIP-15474Unknown fields set during edit, they may be unavailable for the project/type. Check your custom field configuration. Fields ignored -Time Tracking (timetracking)

Comment on issue

Comment added to issue{{timetracking.originalEstimate}} {{timetracking.remainingEstimate}}

 

Also tried using system field "Remaining estimate" and it didnt work either.

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Sreerampavankumar Govindarajula
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August 27, 2020

I tried solving myself.

 

Looks like Jira automation cannot edit fields once the trigger is on an issue being closed as it perhaps doesnt find the object/fld anymore. So I had to add addl. action to transition the issue back to "Re-opened" status and edit the remaining estimate fld and then transition back to "Copy from trigger issue" status which is either closed/done in my case.

 

Also I leveraged edit issue fld "Remaining estimate" and didnt need to use smart value/JSON

Erin Quick-Laughlin August 4, 2021

@Sreerampavankumar Govindarajula did you end up setting up the JA specific for transitioning to Close, or is it a job that works on any transition?  I have the same exact problem trying to update a field, because our Closed status has  jira.issue.editable property set, and we don't want to remove it.  (and thus, by the time the trigger fires, the issue is closed, and uneditable).

I would prefer to find a way to temporarily change that property to do the editing, but I think your solution is better for containment to just editing that issue.

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