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We recently created new internal user "ABC" from AD user. Before disabling old id "XYZ" we need to transfer all the issues to "ABC". How can I move issue watchers from "XYZ" to "ABC". Please advise if you have any solutions.
I tried adding ABC as admin on the project, but I can't see option to bulk edit but when make ABC as System Admin I can able to update watchers for all the issues. Any other solution?
You can use the project "Automation" to do this.
Step 1: Create a JQL query to find the issues for which you want to add watchers.
Step 2: Create an Automation to add watchers to issues.
Step 3: Run your new automation
Step 4: Delete the automation
This answer, using the automation rule and just running it once, works faster than bulk updating anything. i think i would rather use this instead of bulk update actions, if it didnt count against the number of automations that we are allowed monthly.
I want to thank you @Anthony Brittis because i used this today and it worked perfectly!
I had to bulk update a users's watched issues and add someone else. and this worked beautifully. so thank you for the idea!
There are some add-ons that can help you bulk add watchers as you need:
1 - JIRA Command Line Interface - CLI - it has an addWatchers action. That can be used with the runFromSql action to select issues and add one or more user ids as watchers. Check the documentation below for more details:
2 - Watcher Custom field for JIRA - It adds a custom field type of watchers and add to your screens, allowing you to bulk update it like any other fields.
Let me know if this information helps.