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Sum select list values in Automation rule

Hello,

I want to setup a rule that every time a custom field changes, it will add the value of that field and another field and put the result in a third field.

The two values to add come from a custom simple select list with numerical values.

In the automation wizard I added an action that updates my third field with the sum of the two fields as such:

{{issue.customfield_13900}}+ {{issue.customfield_13901}}

The rule executes correctly but I'm not seeing the sum displayed in my field.

I'm guessing I need to add something extra to retrieve the selected value from my custom field lists?

Any help is much appreciated.

Thanks!

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John Funk Community Leader Oct 28, 2021

Hi Mauricio,

I suspect that it is not being added because the custom field is not a number type field for your select list. 

Thanks for your answer John.

Is there a way to work with select lists and do the operation I mentioned?
I want to keep the field with a list of fixed values to avoid user error.

Or is there a way to make the options of the list be a number type? I don't see an option to modify this within the custom field options.

John Funk Community Leader Oct 28, 2021

You should be able to set a variable for the value in the dropdown and then use the variable field in your calculation. 

https://support.atlassian.com/jira-software-cloud/docs/automation-actions/#Automationactions-Createvariable

Thanks John, that worked!

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John Funk Community Leader Nov 06, 2021

Great! Glad to hear it.

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