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Automation - Schedule Daily Task Creation


I need to create an Automation Rule that every day will create a NEW Task. Then, move it to the Board with the IN PROGRESS status.

So the trigger would be the Basic scheduler or the Advanced (that used CRON expression).

The problem I am finding is that it enforces to enter a JQL. As if I was searching for issues to apply the Rule on.

But I don't want to search anything, I just want to create a new issue from nowhere.

I tried to add a generic JQL that for only once was finding a single issue but now only returns 0 issues found.

And I also tried to check and un-check the box for "Only include issues that have changed since the last time this rule executed" with no success.

What am I doing wrong?


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In summary, the transition method I was using was wrong and was requiring the JQL to be filled.


- Create a Branch rule / related issues for Most recently created issue.

- Then inside, add a Transition issue and the status that I wanted.

- Now I could go there and uncheck the JQL and publish the rule.

See illustration:

Screenshot 2022-05-03 141300.png

Screenshot 2022-05-03 141326.png

Thank you for posting this! I have found other solutions referencing using the Branch rule, but no graphic. This is exactly what I needed.

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Hi, @Davi Torres !

If you`re ok with Atlassian plug-ins, I suggest you to try out Business Process Manager add-on. We at the SaaSJet team use it to manage business procedures.

You can create a new Step (Jira issue) and fill it as you wish. 


And then use a submission function to transit issues from Done to In Progress status

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Hi @Davi Torres 

You have checked the box "Run a JQL search and execute actions for each issue in the query".

Please unchek it and you should be able to schedule the task creation without need of a JQL query.

With the box checked:

Screenshot 2022-05-02 153212.png

With the box unchecked:

Screenshot 2022-05-02 153248.png

If I uncheck and remove the JQL it does not allow me to save:

Screenshot 2022-05-02 153546.png

Much appreciated for your prompt help!

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