Default watchers on issue creation


I'ld like to know if it is possible to add a default list of watchers to an issue on creation?

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Yes, this can be done by adding a post function to the create transition.

One way to do so:

  1. Add a custom group picker field to the issue.
  2. Set the post function to set that group to that custom field.
  3. Add the custom field group to the notification scheme.

Another way would be to go with a JIRA add-on that adds post function functionality to jira.

I tried doing this while it did work, we just ran into an issue where the post function replaces the values and not appends. @Noam Dahan, would you happen to know if there are any method to append the values instead of replacing it?

You can do this and more by using the script runner add-on for JIRA as it lets you add a custom scripted transition. (The add-on provides the layout and you will need to write the script)

Check out this link for more info.

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