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Jira Automation - Add a "What changed" Text field for Jira Admins

Hello everyone,
From my perspective, it would be great to have an additional text field in the automation rules after a change, where you can write more information about the changes, possibly also links to change requests or similar.

A "history of changes" within the automation rules would also be very nice.

What do you say?

br
Harald

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Do you mean explanatory notes within the automation rules?  Automation blocks are designed to be self-explaining.  Or do you mean a history so you can see who changed an Automation and demand that they explain why?

Hello,

yes - i sometimes is not easy to unterstand what has changed in the rule. And also the text field would be nice to know from where this changes come - "requested by Mr X. via issue IT-XXX" for example.

 

br Harald

I don't think Atlassian will ever add anything like this.  Automations are self-explanatory and "active" - you rarely care about what they used to do, only what they do currently.

If you think you need to track changes to them, then treat them as code - create a Jira project to track requested changes to them

Like Filipi Lima likes this

I agree that this would be spectacular to see, even if it was in some raw text form separated by semi-colons.  I imagine something as a read-only Change Summary field, where one display or query for details without opening up the Change History one item at a time.

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