Auto add watchers on issue creation?

Trying to get a group of watchers auto added when certain issue types are created. So JIRA can send out notifications to relevant parties. 

Are there simple conditions or post functions that can accomplish this?

TIA.

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Update issues post function from Update on Transition for JIRA can be used. You can condition (using simple regex pattern matching) the update based on the issue types you want to have this happen for. Then you provide the watcher list in the Watchers field.

I don't see how post function can be used for this purpose - there are only 2 choises: Update Issue Status and Update Issue Field, and non of them can be used to add watchers to an issue.

Watchers - is not a field.

Marty,

You might try creating a filter, share it, and then those interested people can subscribe to it. Here's one I create to get a notification each morning with a list of issues added in the past day. You could modify it to look for the issue types you want and it might work for you:

project = "Your Project" AND issuetype in (Defect, Epic, Story) AND created > -1d

HTH,

Jim

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