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Copy certain text from summary into a custom field


I need help in copying a certain text from summary of an issue to a custom field in JIRA Cloud.

For Eg: 

Summary : "Report of Oct 2020 :: Company ABC"

I wanted to store "Company ABC" in a certain custom field.

I am using : "Email this issue" plugin and Automation plugin. 

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Alexis Robert Community Leader Jan 15, 2021

Hi @harsh_bhardwaj , 


you can achieve this with Automation for Jira using Smart Values :

  • Create a new rule
  • Select "Issue Created" as a trigger
  • Set a new action to "Edit Issue"
  • Select the field you need to copy your text to, and use this value : {{issue.summary.replaceAll(".*::","")}}

Have a look at the screenshot of my rule, I just tested it and it works fine :

Screenshot 2021-01-15 at 12.17.07.png


Let me know if this helps, 



Thanks you so much @Alexis Robert . It is working for me, cheers.

Hi, @Alexis Robert

I hope you're well! This is incredibly helpful! Is there a way for me to select a segment of the summary to parse into a custom field, as opposed to including the entire summary?

Looking to for something like this:

Account Lockout: UserID: aedana, UPN

I need to extract the trailing text after UPN, to be parsed into customfield User Principal Name.

 Your advice is immensely appreciated!

Dan A.

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