we have configured our boards to show swimlanes based on assignees. Our users try to drag and drop issues to assign a different user but this doesn't work (daily standup).
The only thing that I could do was configure the workflow to auto assign on "start in progress". But this assigns the currently logged in user.
Is there a way to update issues while drag and drop between swimlanes?
@John garcwell, "that's not what they're for." I so much disagree. The greatest systems I have ever used have smart views. If you move something from one view to another it adjusts what it needs to make the item visible in the view you move it to. Smart views I miss so much! A smart view should also auto populate a new issues with on the values that would make it appear on the board that is active when the create is clicked. It is such a pain if you are created multiple items as you look at one board. And you have to keep setting the same things over and over so the new items are correctly configured for you view.
We don't put issues in progress at the Standup, that is done by the individual engineer when he/she actually commences work, so we don't have that concern. However, if you had an Assign and Start Progress transition, you could move the ticket to In Progress and have a pop-up come up to accept the assignee name.
If you want the issue to be auto-assigned when a user transitions it, that's just as easy as putting in the appropriate Post Function. If you want to drag between swimlanes to set assignee, well, that's not what they're for. It's quicker and easier to use the 'a' hotkey for assign and quickly type in a name.
I'm relatively new to JIRA, but the place where it suffers the most is being "intuitive". The intuitive thing to do would be to assign to the user when an issue is dragged from unassigned to a swim lane. If this doesn't make sense to Atlassian, then that would explain why it isn't intuitive.
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