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Issue workflow Post Function, Copy Value From Other Field, Remaining Estimate as Destination Field?

In the issue workflow Post Function, "Copy Value From Other Field", Remaining Estimate does not show up as an option for Destination Field.

I created a Custom Field called QA Test Estimate so that once bugs are fixed by dev they can automatically be moved to QA and the Remaining Estimate of the developing time can be replaced with the QA test estimate.

I put the Source Field as "QA Test Estimate" (Text Field (Single Line)), but Remaining Estimate is not an option as the Destination Field.

Is there a way to accomplish this?

For now, I am just going to use an average time for the qa testing time using the "Update Issue Field" post function to hard-code the estimate change, but in the future I would like a customizable testing time estimate.

Thanks in advance!

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I also believe that remaining estimate is a calculated field, based on Original Estimate - Time spent. You shouldn't (and cant) have to manually update it.

Very true, it is derived from original estimate and worklogs, it's not a "field" in its own right.  It is offered to us in logging work by saying "adjust remaining estimate", but that doesn't write it back as a simple field, its part of the estimate.

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The function can only copy between fields that hold the same type of objects.  User to user, number to number, date to date, option to option and so-on (there's some slack - date/time to date and vice versa for example). 

Your QA Test estimate, I would guess, is a number.  The estimate field is an estimate.  So you can't cast between them with a simple "copy"

I think you'd need one of the automation or scripting apps to do a conversion between your number and an estimate.

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