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How to add automation rule that sends email notification if status not changed for 48 hours?


I'm an admin in Jira Service Management

How can I add automation rule that sends email notification to assignee or reporter if status not changed for a 48 hours?

I didn't find the proper trigger when created a rule.

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Ioana Rising Star May 31, 2021

Hi Salah,

You can use the Scheduled trigger, so that the automation rule will check the tickets and send emails daily/hourly (depending on what schedule you configure). 

The automation should check the following JQL: not status changed after -48h




Hi Ioana,

Thanks for your support. I tried what you are suggesting and when i click on validate query it showed me the issues are matching the condition (not status changed after -48h) and it shows some issues are created only yesterday and 48 hrs not passed yet on not changing the status. 

could you please suggest another query or look again into the one you shared. in both cases, do you have a link where usually we cheat to know the available queries and the syntax?




Ioana Rising Star Jun 02, 2021

Hi Salah,

Simply add: and created < -48h

It seems that Jira also considers the status updated when a ticket is created. With the JQL below you can see all tickets where the status did not change in the last 3 days and that have been created earlier than 3 days ago.

NOT status changed after -48h and created < -48h

You can check the documentation below for more information about JQL:

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hello, I tried this automation but when it is executed it sends to the assigned persons several emails, when only one email is required.

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Pavel Junek Community Leader May 31, 2021


You can use "Scheduled" automation rule with JQL query action:


And send mail:

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Ioana Rising Star May 31, 2021

If you use updated, it will check for any update, not status changed only.

So if a comment was added/ a field was edited, the issue will be considered updated, even though the status did not change. 

Pavel Junek Community Leader Jun 01, 2021

Yea, your right :) 

Thank you

Hello @Ioana and @Pavel Junek ! I am actually trying to achieve this, if no update whatsoever (abandoned issue) I want to receive an email.

I have a 5 day old test ticket in Waiting for Support status, and I created this JQL rule:

`project = "My Project" and status = "Waiting for support" and updated >= 2d`


Yet I can't seem to get it to work, I also tried `updates < -2d` but still no luck.


What am I doing wrong?

Ioana Rising Star Jun 10, 2021

Hi Mariano,

Try this JQL:

project = "My Project" AND status = "Waiting for support" AND updated < -2d


project = "My Project" AND status = "Waiting for support" AND updated < -48h


If it is still not working please provide more details (any error you get, rule configuration, etc).




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