So I understand that JIRA doesn't have this capability built in.
We want a post function in the workflow to automatically assign a user based on a specific custom field. For example, we have a field called "Unit Tester" where we choose a person who is going to be the unit tester at the beginning of our workflow. We want to pull that value out at a step later in the workflow, and make that person the assignee.
I was wondering if there are plugins out there that allow you to do that?
And we don't want the Unit tester to be chosen by anyone other than the person in the beginning of the workflow, so just changing the assignee manually late in the workflow won't fly.
You can use the "Copy Value from other field" function in JIRA Suite Utlities plugin.
This doesn't seem to work. I am able to copy one custom field's value to another(both of type User). The copied value appears on view screen. But when I copy the same custom field's value to assignee, the value is in the db, but not on the view screen. Have any idea what is the problem^
I had the same problem and turned out that the user which makes the change in the background (in our case JMWE user) didnt have permissions to edit issues. This user is automatically assigned to the project role Atlassian-addons-project-access. By giving this role the permission to edit issues, the JMWE user was able to copy the field value to the user.
Hope this helps.
I never knew what that project role was for. Quick question you state that the JMWE user needs to in the role. Is that explicit? Or is that a facet of JIRA plugins that any needed users are implied? I see the role in our instance but no users assigned to it. I don't see a JMWE user in the system either. Thanks for any more insights you can provide. Thank you so much for replying!
NOTE: appears that just adding the project role (atlassian-addons-project-access) to the projects permission scheme for Editing Issues must give an implied connection for the JMWE user as I made no other changes and it worked.
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