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Why does a public comment that gets copied by automation get an internal one?

I created a global automation rule that syncs the comments between two tickets in two different Jira Service Management projects.


Unfortunately if I limit this rule Jira Service Management Projects I lose the option to choose the visibility of the comment.

I would expect it to be gone, only because the projects are the same type and the type of the original comment will just be taken over. But this does not happen.

No matter if the comment is to the customer or internal the Automation for Jira user will copy it as an internal comment.

Changing the executing user to my own or another administrator does not help.


What do I miss here?

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Ravi Sagar Community Leader Apr 30, 2021

What I normally do is first check the type of comment using {{comment.internal}}, it will return true for internal comment and in those cases I don't use the add public comment checkbox. I use if else block for either adding internal or external comments.

I think I'm not really understanding what you are suggesting. How should I - even if I successfully checked - define a comment to be public, if the option to do so goes missing as soon as I narrow the range of the rule down to Service Projects?

My guess is It might also be a license issue - the automation user may not have an agent seat, and thus can only create internal comments.

as I wrote, I already tried it out with my user, which has all the rights he needs in JSM and is of course fully licensed.

My apologies - you had written that you had created the global rule and applied it to those projects, but it wasn't clear to me that you also had an agent license for JSM. 

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Daniel Ebers Community Leader May 08, 2021

If I understood everything right there is an issue in "previous" issue tracker with Codebarrel (Atlassian aquired Corebarrel some time ago) which deals with this annoying effect:

Assuming this is the case what you are seeing here the suggestion either would be to wait for a fix or to try the workaround listed over there (add an if-else with two matching comment actions).

Hope this helps a bit.


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