Is it possible to automatically move an issue from 'Issue' column to 'Backlog' if the 'Assign' field is filled?

I have a board with the following columns:



-In Progress...

I would like to set up a role, that if I have an issue in the 'Issue' column and I assign it to somebody, then the issue automatically move to the 'Backlog'.

Is it possible? 


1 answer

Backlog is a built-in feature of Agile Boards.  There is no reason to have the backlog be part of your workflow.  Assuming you are using a Scrum board, when you don't have an issue in a Sprint, it's in the Backlog.  The "Assign" function has no native automation capability, so you would need to write something custom to do what you want ,as designed. A Listener is probably the right choice of customization.

It might be easier for people to help if you explain the use case or problem you need to solve rather than the design you have in place now.  There is probably a creative way to solve the problem that doesn't involve writing code, if we can make use of the standard JIRA paradigm.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Join to answer
Community showcase
Sarah Schuster
Posted Jan 29, 2018 in Jira

What are common themes you've seen across successful & failed Jira Software implementations?

Hey everyone! My name is Sarah Schuster, and I'm a Customer Success Manager in Atlassian specializing in Jira Software Cloud. Over the next few weeks I will be posting discussion topics (8 total) to ...

2,754 views 11 18
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you
Atlassian Team Tour

Join us on the Team Tour

We're bringing product updates and pro tips on teamwork to ten cities around the world.

Save your spot