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Slack Notification on PR create

Hi guys,
I have more than one team working in one repo and would like to set up slack notification on the channel of each team if PR is created. For that I have tried to use glob pattern but with no success. Let's say my team on Jira is called ABC so allowed branch names are:
`feature/ABC-123/some-feature`
`bugfix/ABC-123/some-bugfix`
`hotfix/ABC-123/some-hotfix`
I have tried to use various patterns but when PR from one of mentioned branchech was created no notification was sent.
I have tried:
'*ABC*`
`**ABC**`
Is there any way to set a notification trigger for all branches with ABC in the name?

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Caroline R Atlassian Team Nov 25, 2021

Hi, @grandewojtek

Thank you for reaching out to Atlassian Community!

I've reviewed your situation, and I understand that branch patterns have been set up for Slack notifications, however, you're not receiving notifications for pull requests creation with the pattern '*ABC*'

I have tested the steps in one of my own repositories and observed the same behavior, I am not receiving notifications when creating a pull request on the branch with the pattern (*ABC*). However, if I add the pattern "*/ABC*" it works for me.

But before you change this, I would like to give you some context around these notifications. In order to receive a notification when creating a Pull Request, you will need to create a pull request with the branch with the pattern as the target branch.

For example:

Let's say we create a pull request in which the source branch is feature and the target branch is feature/ABC-123. This will trigger a Slack notification.

  • Source branch feature -> target branch feature/ABC-123

    • Notification sent indicating a PR has been created

If I use the opposite pull request, in which we have the source branch as feature/ABC-123 and the target branch as feature, this will not trigger a Slack notification.

  • Source branch feature/ABC-123 -> target branch feature

    • No notification sent indicating a PR has been created

Let me explain why notifications are sent when the branch with patterns is set as the target branch. In a typical workflow, collaborators want to know what changes will affect a target branch. A pull request has changes from a source branch that will be merged with a target branch, so the team wants a notification when changes are coming to the target branch. 

I hope this helps, but do let me know if you have any questions. 

Kind regards,
Caroline

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