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Can we make different default assignee depends upon the issue type ?


Hello Team,

As of what I know was default assignee can be set with Project Lead in user and roles at Project Level.

Can we differentiate the default assignee depends on the Selected Issue type.

I Found one script on Adaptavist websie:

But It is not working as expected.

if it possible through behavior , Could you please provide the script as well. I 


Thanks in Advance,


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Jack Brickey Community Leader Jan 06, 2022

The post function solution works ‘per-workflow’ so if you have different workflows per-Issuetype then that is an option. However, having multiple workflows can be a bit of a maintenance challenge. 

Another option would be to use automation leave all issues unassigned initially and then use automation to set the assignee based on the issue type that was created.

trigger - issue created

condition - if/else block inspecting issue type

action - edit issues and set assignee.


IMO, Automation would be the better option.

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