How to set a defult value to the assignee field


I need to set the default value 'Automatic' to the field 'Assignee' . By default JIRA does this only in Create Issue screen. I use JIRA 5.1.3.

Any work around ?

Thanks, Vishnu

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Could manage it by un-cheking the 'Skip-If Assignee' option in the workflow post funtion.

Didn't find any other way :(

if i got that right you may need to add a post-function to a transition inside your workflow which updates the assignee field.


add post-function "update issue field"

the next step will show you this

May I ask why would you want to do this for the Edit Issue screen? Its value is Automatic in Create Issue screen because the default assignee of issues in a project by default is the project lead. Therefore the Automatic value determines that the project lead is the assignee. If u edit the issue, and change the assignee to "Automatic", it will still put the project lead as assignee.

We wanted to implement a workflow where on Reopen, the issue is assigned to the Project Lead unless the user specifies something else.

If I place the assignee field on the transition screen, I can't set it to show "Automatic", it'll show the previous assignee.

If I use a post-function to assign the issue to the Project Lead, I'll have to remove the Assignee field from the transition screen because the post function overwrites whatever the user chose.


So - there really is no way to set the Assignee to NULL before showing the transition screen, right?

I tried with "and set field value: Assignee to Automatic" but that just assigns the issue to the project lead.

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