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How can I be a watcher on all issues in a filter, without having to do a manual bulk operation every day (to catch those issues that are new)?

I'd like to be a watcher on a bunch of issues that I specify using a JQL query. If anything new satisfies that query, I want to automatically be a watcher on this.

Right now, the closest I can get is to do a bulk operation on the filter and add myself as a watcher, but if I want to catch new issues that satisfy that query, I need to do this repeatedly. 

I'm not that familiar with jira, so I'm sure there must be an easier way!

I also want to be able to add other people to that list of watchers.

I saw this (JIRA autowatch), but everyone reviewing it says it doesn't work/isn't supported, and I don't think our organization uses cloud:

https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/com.atlassian.addon.connect.jiraautowatch/cloud/overview

Subscribing to the filter is not helpful, as it just sends me a big list of all the issues and not the changes that have happened, as they happen.

I'm not concerned about too many emails, what I want to watch is manageable.

Thank you in advance.

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what Jeremy suggested is out-of-the-box available in JIRA.

However, if you need instant notification on events occuring to issues matching a filter, you can use Bug Watcher Notifications that supports this (see docs: https://www.meta-inf.hu/display/PLUG/Bug+Watcher+Filter+Watching) as a dedicated feature amongst a lot else.

Thank you, that does indeed look like what I'm after. Thanks Tibor!

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I haven't used it yet, but it's on my list of things to leverage:

https://confluence.atlassian.com/jira/receiving-search-results-via-email-185729664.html

Oh, you said subscribing doesn't help.  What if you add a dynamic "created" date criteria to the filter?  As in, something like:

project=X and created > startOfDay(-0d)

Thank you Jeremy! Yeah, that'd be helpful to see which issues are new for the day. I'd still like to be a watcher on the entire filter so that I see updates to comments, status, etc. as they happen, but also make sure that watch list includes the new issues.

Another format I've come across is:

project=X and created > "-6h"

If Script Runner is available, you can add a listener for the "Issue Created" event, and add yourself as a watcher based on the criteria, but it would require some coding.

Thank you, good to know smile

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