How to change the Assignee after editing a custom field without a state change.(transition)

Hello everybody,

I need your help.

How I can change the Assignee automatically if the user change a specific custom field?

For Example:

The user changes the custom field developer in the edit mask and after that, the Assignee should change to that new developer, but I don't make a state change so I can't use the transitions for this?

How can I made this?

Best Regards


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We can do using java script. You need to add a plugin, in that add javascript code, set the assignee when the field changes, if you want this only for a project, add conditions in the java script code.Else it will affect all the projects.

Hope it helps

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Renjith Pillai Community Champion Jan 16, 2013

It looks like you are trying to achieve something which you should be actually doing using a transition and status of the issue. When you want to change the issue to development, you should be defining a new status and then provide a transition rather than editing the value for a custom field. And in the post function assign it to the user want automatically.

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