How to automate the copy of a field value from a JDP ticket to a Delivery ticket associated with it

Jeny Stoeva January 10, 2023

Hi, 

I am trying to figure out how to do the following and could not find a way so far to do it so any help is much appreciated!

  1. I have a ticket in a Jira Discovery Project "JDP-111" and it has a single select field called "Connector" with a value selected in it.
  2. I go to the "Delivery" tab in the "JDP-111" and create a delivery ticket in a software project: "CN-222". The CN-222 ticket has a "Connector" field too.
  3. I would like to create an automation which copies the value of the "Connector" field from JDP-111 into the "Connector" filed in CN-222, as soon as CN-222 is created.

 

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Hermance NDounga
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January 10, 2023

Hi there ! 

Yes, on the same model as the first rule described in this article (you can find a recorded video) : Product demo: Automation for Delivery 🤖

So in your case what's going to be tricky is that both fields are named exactly the same, but are different (if you would copy the description field like in the example, it's easy because it is a common field for all projects).


I would suggest that you change the name of the fields like ConnectorJSW (for the Jira Software one) and ConnectorJPD (for the Jira Product Discovery one) otherwise you won't know which one to choose during the creation of the rule - you can surely rename them afterwards, but just in general I think it's better if you can easily differentiate two fields. I will refer to them in that way in the example below. 

Here's what you need to follow:

Rule details:
Single project automation in the Software project
key CN (or you can create a global rule that apply for all Software projects if you have Jira Software premium). 

Rule:

When: Issue linked > Link Type "Polaris issue link"

Then: Edit issue > Field to set: "ConnectorJSW" > Issue to copy value from: Destination issue > Field to copy value from: ConnectorJPD"

I just tested it and it works well ! 

Cheers, 

Hermance

Jeny Stoeva January 11, 2023

Hi @Hermance NDounga , 

Thank you so much for the proposed solution! I just tried and it worked as expected :) 

I didn't realise I can set the source issue in the "Copy" rule and therefore I could not make it work. I also tried first to push it from the JDP project to the Software Project which also didn't work. And the hint to change the names in order to differentiate them helped too.

Cheers,

Jeny

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Jeny Stoeva January 11, 2023

Hi Hermance,

I renamed the JDP field to implement the automation and afterwards I reverted it to the original name which is the same as the field in the Software project (because you said I can rename them). The automation didn't pick at all that there has been a name change and it stopped working. It only works when there is some difference in the names. I tried multiple times and unless the field names are different it won't work. That's not ideal but an acceptable tradeoff for having a working automation :)

Cheers,

Jeny

Hermance NDounga
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January 16, 2023

Jeny, 

Glad to hear that it is working ! Ha sorry for renaming the fields, I thought it would be possible. I think as they are different fields, having different names makes sense. 

As part of our roadmap, but that's definitely for a "Future" consideration, we would like to be able to support cross-project fields. For the moment we haven't decided on a technical solution as we would go in multiple different ways, but it would surely ease your set up :) 

Cheers, 

Hermance

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Hermance NDounga
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February 27, 2024

Hey @Jeny Stoeva , FYI, we are opening an EAP for Global fields -> You can sign up here : Early access program: Global fields  

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Jeny Stoeva February 27, 2024

Hi, @Hermance NDounga ,

It is so nice of you to ping me here, appreciate it! 

My colleagues should have singed-up already but I did it again anyway. The link you shared below is not working but I used the one from the email.

Thanks,
Jenya

Hermance NDounga
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February 27, 2024

all good the link works now ! thanks 

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Abby Kiesling January 10, 2023

+1 - I would also like this answer. 

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