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Do we have any substitute for issuefunction in JIRA Cloud?

On Prem JIRA had macro issuefunction which was really powerful and useful. However, with JIRA Cloud, I tried using the same but its giving error. 

"Field 'issueFunction' does not exist or you do not have permission to view it."

Do we have any substitute? 

2 answers

Hi Abrhiram,

Thank you for your question.

I can confirm that in JIRA Cloud you can only use the issueFunction() JQL function provided by ScriptRunner on the Enhanced Search page as described in the documentation here.

This is due to the way that Atlassian restrict how the JQL functions can interact with their infrastructure meaning we must run them in a sandbox process.

However this does not mean that they cannot be used inside other filters or on filters for Agile boards, and to use the functions in other filters then you will need to follow the steps outlined below.

  1. Navigate to the enhanced search page and construct the filter you require using the JQL functions provided bv ScriptRunner.
  2. Save your filter and share it with the users that are required to be able to see it.
  3. Create the JQL search used by your board filter or quick filter and reference the saved filter using the syntax shown below which will return the results of your filter using the JQL functions provided by ScriptRunner.
filter = "<NameOfFilterHere>"

I hope this information helps.



So basically we need to get the additional App(ScriptRunner)  plugged in. 

So without the Scriptrunner, we do not have a substitute for issuefunction? 



Hi Abhiram,

Yes you are correct, you will need to install a plugin such as ScriptRunner or another plugin which provides advanced JQL searching in order to do advanced searching inside of Jira cloud.



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