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How to use Organizations int Jira Software

Hello guys!

Can someone please tell me if Jira Software is possible to use, or rather, bring the client organizations from the Jira Service Desk issues?

Look, this is the scenario: I receive tasks from the Customer Portal with the names of their respective organizations. When I open issues for my technical team in the Jira Software, I must have the names of the organizations to account for my clients' hours. Or is there another way to do it?


Thanks a lot.

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Pramodh Community Leader Feb 17, 2021

Hi @Jota 

Please correct me if I am right here.

So you are managing the tasks handled by your team in Jira software, and all the issues are raised in Jira Service Management.

May I know what is requirement you are trying to achieve here?

You can think of automation to do so if this is really your requirement.


Hi @Pramodh


When I receive asks in Jira Service Management and I need that our devs work in the case, I create a task in Jira software to them.
However, I must to sum each hour worked to billing my customers.

I don't know how to do this, because the Jira Software does not let me input Organizations. Watch this video.


I already created an automation, but didn't work.


You got it?


Thank you for your attention.

Pramodh Community Leader Feb 22, 2021

Hi @Jota

The Organizations field is only set to use in Jira Service Management!

The workaround option is we can have a custom field for Organization in JSW as it does not allow the Organization field to be used in JSW. This came to my mind since you are managing the issues, it's one more field to fill in.

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Dirk Ronsmans Community Leader Feb 18, 2021

Organizations is indeed a concept known only to JSM and not JSW as it pertains mainly towards the Portal (which JSW doesn't have).

organizatons is merely to limit who can see what on the portal. (you can share issues with people from the same organization)

If you want to sum up the worked hours on your (imho) linked issues that your devs work on in JSW I would just try to aggregate the worklogs up to the JSM issue.

You mention you recieve the organizations through the ticket so is that some custom field information then and not the default organizations mechanism?

Hi @Dirk Ronsmans

Thanks for your help.

I loved your idea.

Do you know how can I aggregate the hours from JSW in JSM?


About the organizations, when a client open a ticket, it comes with the client organization field.



Well It would be with the premise that you link the jsw issues to your jsm issue. 

then you could use an automation to go through the linked issues (of a specific type) and sum that. 

or, something that might be easier is to do a jql with the lookupIssues smartvalue and just sum those worklogs up. Only thing there is that you are limited to 100 items. 

i’ll try and whip something up as an example

That way the organization part is handled by the jsm ticket. Cause tbh I see no added value in adding an organisation in the jsw issue. The link should be enough no?

I think so.

My "problem" is exactly that.

For each task received, we open a linked task in JSW for the development team, so I need to add the hours to get the total amount.

Thank you again.

Hi @Dirk Ronsmans

God bless you!

I did the automation and it's running now.

The only thing I still trying is bring together the key and summary from the issues. I tried this way, but didn't work. He is typing the key and the title of the main issue instead of the linked issue.



Please, do you know what the smart value to use?


Thank you.

Dirk Ronsmans Community Leader Feb 24, 2021

Hmm that's always something that my brain needs a few moments for.

did you try {{issue.key}} and {{issue.summary}} ?

I believe this should be the "current" issue you are currently looping thru

The Spanish? is throwing me of a bit :)

Like Jota likes this

Yes, I tried {{issue.key}} and {{issue.summary}} too, but the same happened.

Dirk Ronsmans Community Leader Feb 25, 2021

Strange, I just dit a simple rule with a manual trigger to output the key of the linked issues.

So I trigger the rule on ISD-31 and there is one linked issue (ISD-29), when I run the rule the output is the key of the linked issue using {{issue.key}}


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Daniel Ebers Community Leader Feb 20, 2021

Hi @Jota

I see some great suggestions here already - in case it is just about duplicating the organization over to a Jira Software project I noticed it works using a automation rule.

It's not pretty, though.

- in Jira Service Management project it uses a "vehicle" name "Org", basically just for copying the organization data back and forth
 - in Automation:
      - edit issue fields "Org" with value {{}}
        (where customfield_10002 is the "stock" Organizations field from Jira Service Management, it just sets the Organization to the "Org" field)
      - create a new Task in Software project
        (Choose fields to set: "Org" - "Copy Org from Trigger issue")

In case this seems suitable you might need to work on a proper trigger - probably you only want to have this working when a link is established to an issue in Jira Software projects (and therefore dropping the "create a new Task in..." part).


Hi @Daniel Ebers

Thanks for your help.

What I need is exactly what @Dirk Ronsmans said, to aggregate hours JSW in JSM.

But your way can help me too.

Thaks a lot.

Hi @Jota 

As an alternative, you can try to use SLA Time and Report (developed by my team). It lets you set SLA for all types of projects (from Jira Service Management, Jira Software, Jira Core). 


Dirk Ronsmans Community Leader Feb 23, 2021

@Zoryana Bohutska _SaaSJet_ 

maybe I'm mistaken but could you elaborate on how a SLA calculation would provide insight in the time logged against multiple issues linked to a JSM ticket?

@Dirk Ronsmans 

Sorry, I misunderstood the problem.

For this case, you can consider other solution Time in status for Jira Cloud. Using its Pivot table feature, you can create the time spend report for L3 support (Tech tasks). imgpsh_fullsize_anim.png

I hope it will help.


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