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Version Number Automatically Generation

Hello All,


When creating a new version in Jira, it asks for Name (mandatory) start/end time, and description fields. 

I am thinking of making the name field automatically generated (sequence, or unique id) once I open the create new version popup.

Currently, we are using a sheet to save the version name in it, and when someone creates a new version, he saves the id used in that sheet so no one uses it again. this is not an ambitious or clever solution. we need an automated, faster solution

What are the possible ways of achieving this? 

1 answer

Hi @Emad Rawashdeh -- Welcome to the Atlassian Community!

There is nothing in out-of-the-box Jira Cloud to automatically populate those version fields.

Depending upon the answers to these questions, you have a few work-around options...

What is the format/naming convention of your versions now, and *when* do you create new versions?

If your versions have predictable naming and you create a new version on a time schedule, or when another version releases, you could use an Automation for Jira rule to create versions.

For more advanced use cases, please investigate the Atlassian Marketplace for addon apps for purchase, or you could build your own application by calling the REST API for Jira.

Kind regards,

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