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Restart Automation Trigger after Editing

Hi team,

I've recently editing some automation triggers after they were erroring out and I'd like to confirm that they work. Is there a way to do a test trigger to confirm it works without actually running the enter workflow? In my case is release notes for when a new release type is created so really don't want to create a new release to confirm it has worked. Thanks and apologies if its been asked already!

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Jack Community Leader Jun 23, 2021 • edited

Are you simply wanting to see if the rule triggers or if it would execute correctly? There’s no way to run a test Automation but not hav it perform the action. However, what I would suggest is to remove or comment out the action and execute the trigger and see if the conditions pass. This tests the trigger and the conditions but not the action obviously. 

Hi @Jesse Berkeley 

Agreeing with Jack's suggestion, and... for more intrusive automation rules, I create a test project (or Jira instance) and exercise them there first.  Once validated, it is easy for the site admin to copy them to target project(s) for final setup.

Other techniques are:

  • change your planned trigger for scheduled or manual, allowing repeated tests without potential setup time
  • create a test import file to batch load issues in a test project to exercise the rules.  This saved me hours when testing metric measurement rules.

Best regards,


Thanks both, i eventually tested with a different issue type so confirmed it worked. 

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