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Create an alert automation when ticket stuck in a column

Hello, I would like to create an automation rule with 2 levels of alert


  1. When a ticket stay more than 2 days on specific states (Blocked and code review) without any modification then the assignee is tagged on the comment section with a message 
  2. If tickets stay more than 4 days into a column the list is sent into a slack channel


I tried to do it directly on the automation section but it seems that there's no action or trigger regarding time. Should use a JQL query? If yes, how to compose and integrate it into my board.


Thanks by advance

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Hi @Sandra Kabamba 

You may do what you ask with a scheduled trigger (perhaps checking daily) and a JQL statement to find the relevant issues.  For example:

project = myProject AND NOT status CHANGED AFTER -2d AND status IN ("Blocked", "Code Review")


Kind regards,

Thanks @Bill Sheboy  the query works great! 

But I cannot exclude some labels or include some labels

project = myproject AND NOT status CHANGED AFTER -2d AND status IN ("Blocked", "In Review") AND labels ("iOS","Android","Back")


I've got an error message saying 

Error in the JQL query: an operator is anticipated but '(' is mentioned instead. Valid operators are '=', '!=', '<', '>', '<=', '>=', '~', '!~', 'IN', 'NOT IN', 'IS' and 'IS NOT'. (line 1, character 122)


Please try instead adding:

AND labels IN ("iOS", "Android", "Back")
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Yes, it's working. Thanks a  lot @Bill Sheboy 

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I am glad to learn that is working.  Please consider marking this question as answered; that will help others with a similar need in the future find solutions faster.  Thanks!

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