Does adding a watcher to a JIRA issue generate an event?

If so, how/where can this event be trapped? (it doesn't seem to be part of EventType...)

-Amit.

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Since Jira 5.2 there is http://docs.atlassian.com/jira/latest/com/atlassian/jira/event/issue/IssueWatcherAddedEvent.html so you can catch event. But i can't find a solution for earlier versions

I haven't looked at JIRA 5.2 source, but that's good to know.

For previous versions, I just ended up creating my own custom event. Added the 'watcher' event to the JIRAEVENTTYPE table and dispatched it with the standard IssueEventManager#dispatchEvent. And finally, cobbled up an appropriate EventListener (again standard fare in JIRA) to intercept the events.

Thanks for the link, but I'm not sure that answers my question.

It seems reasonable to expect an Issue UPDATE event to be fired upon adding a watcher, but I don't see it. I'm resigned to concluding that adding a watcher to an issue DOES NOT generate an event?

i dont think there is a event for watcher may be some one help on this, but it won't fire issue update event on adding a watcher, they are updating watcher using REST api.

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