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Can Jira Automation replace/edit part of the summary field

I need to change the country code in the summary filed from ABC to BCD for 30 tickets. I was trying to use Jira automation - maybe there is another option, can someone help?

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Hi @Radek Dering 

Yes, you could do that using JQL to select the issues for changing and then using the replace() function to alter the text.  For example:

  • Trigger: manual trigger
  • Branch: JQL to find your issues
    • Action: edit the summary field to replace your text: {{issue.summary.replace("ABC", "BCD")}}

Please look at this documentation for more information:

Best regards,


thanks Bill, works like a charm

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Hi @Bill Sheboy ,

What if the text in the summary is different from a issue to another issue? For one issue it might be ABC for the other DEF?

Please check my question -


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Hi @Samuel Prathipaty 

I answered your question in the thread you noted, using: substringBefore()

Best regards,


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Does this work for server version as well. 

Hi @Rich Imbrogno 

First thing, I am using the Cloud version, and...

According to the documentation for the Server/Data Center version of automation the function substringBefore() is supported:

Kind regards,

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