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How to create the Automation rule


The purpose is to create an Automation rule (Automation for JIRA app), where issues older than 3 years must be deleted, sheduled every first day of a quater (1 Jan, 1 Apr, 1 Jul, 1 Oct). It also need to send email, that this deletion will ocurre (one week before the deletion).

Cron expression for this will be 

0 0 1 */3 *

Any help?


Thank you


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andreas Community Leader Sep 27, 2018

Hi Urszula,

So you can do this with a rule like this:

  • Trigger: Scheduled trigger with CRON (0 0 0 7 /3 ?) and JQL created < -157w
  • Delete issue


You'd also need a second rule that would run a week earlier:

  • Trigger: Scheduled trigger with CRON (0 0 0 1 /3 ?) and JQL created < -156w
  • Send e-mail for deletion


So the actual deletion would happen on the 7th of the month, but this is the easiest way to do it with CRON.

Hope that helps.


Hi Andreas, 

we finally did it like this:

0 0 1 */3 * ? for deleting issue and 0 10 12 L-7 3,6,9,12 ? for email :)



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