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How to set automatic watchers to all isues created in the project?

Paweł Śledziński May 14, 2014

How can I set automatic watchers (one or more) to all isues created in the project? I need it for JiraConnect push notifications.

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Paweł Śledziński May 20, 2014

I found the solution. I edit the workflow (diagram) post function in "Create issue" and add Script Post-Function - there URL: /YOUR_URL/atlassian/jira/atlassian-jira/WEB-INF/scripts/groovy/autwatcher.groovy and there I upload file (groovy script) which contains:

import com.atlassian.jira.ComponentManager

def componentManager = ComponentManager.getInstance()
def watcherManager = componentManager.getWatcherManager()
def userManager = componentManager.getUserUtil()

def watchUsers = {usernames ->
usernames.each {
def user = userManager.getUser(it)
watcherManager.startWatching(user, issue.getGenericValue())

def users = ["USERNAME"]

And it works :)

I get below error when i tried to add custom script Post function

2018-07-27 17:48:18,320 ERROR [workflow.ScriptWorkflowFunction]: *************************************************************************************
2018-07-27 17:48:18,331 ERROR [workflow.ScriptWorkflowFunction]: Script function failed on issue: null, actionId: 1, file: <inline script>
groovy.lang.MissingMethodException: No signature of method: com.atlassian.jira.ComponentManager.getWatcherManager() is applicable for argument types: () values: []
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jaya p Nallamekala Aug 15, 2015

can we add roles as watchers in groovy scripts when an issue is created

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Paweł Śledziński May 14, 2014

I read about JIRA Component Watcher but it is now: 503 Service Temporarily Unavailable. Is it something like that what is proper?

You could add an Update issues post function to the create issue transition workflow. The general technique is describe here: How to update issues after initial issue create . Watchers is one of the things that can be set or added to.

Dilyara Saetova Jan 11, 2018

I don't see how post function can be used for this purpose - there are only 2 choises: Update Issue Status and Update Issue Field, and non of them can be used to add watchers to an issue.

Could you tell me, how to do that?

Jaime Drysdale Aug 01, 2018

This is an excellent question Dilyara, have you figured it out?

Nic Brough [Adaptavist] Community Leader Aug 02, 2018

Have a look at the links Bob gave.

Dilyara Saetova Aug 02, 2018

I just added Component Watcher plugin and added components to the project 

Jaime Drysdale Aug 02, 2018

This plugin is useless for the intended purpose of this thread (i.e.: How to set automatic watchers to all issues created in the project?). In this plugin, you must select all components that the watch will apply to... so if a new component is created, and a Jira issue raised for this new component, the watch will not be applied to it.

If the plugin had the option 'all components' it would be a different matter.

Dilyara Saetova Aug 03, 2018

May be you should try to ajust notification scheme in the project?
I chose the option of notifying some users when issue is created and updated and it works perfect. 

/plugins/servlet/project-config/*your project's ID*/notifications

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