JIRA Workflow Extensions - Assign Issue to last user from ... not assigning correctly

It appears that the last user from a specific role is not be reapplied when we reopen a issue. As an example:

The role is DEV. DEV has three members: A B C. A is the default member of the role.

An issue is created and automatically assigned to DEV A. DEV A then assigns the issue to DEV B. DEV B works on the issue and then resolves the issue. As the issue is resolved the Assignee is converted to DEV A. DEV C reviews the item and discovers that the resolution is invalid and runs a Reopen transition (the transition, available in 3 places in the flow). There is no transition screen.

Current issue status is that Dev A is the current user and DEV B was the last user. The expected results of the Assign to last user extension would be that the Assignee would be DEV B. Instead I am getting DEV A again.

As I read the options I am getting confused because 2 of them are:

  • Force assignment (default) Assign to default role member regardless of the value of the Assignee field on the transition screen. OR
  • Only if "Automatic" Assign to default role member only if user selects "Automatic" as the Assignee in the transition screen. (formerly "Skip if Assignee") OR
  • Use selected assignee if changed on the transition screen. Use the assignee selected on the transition screen if it was changed by the user or if it is on "Automatic", otherwise assign to default role member.

We have selected the second option because the first states a transition screen is required for it to function (which makes me confused because then why use an extension that sets it to the last user instead of the Role (aka default useralso?). Because we are not using a Transition screen (which appears is required by option 2 and 3) I am taking a wild guess as to that being the reason why this is failing (Again confusing because I can't turn any of the options off as none of them apply as far as I can tell). Because one of the functions has to be set I do not see one that just lets the Assignee = the last Assignee excluding the current assignee.

Log story short - why is DEV B not being assigned as DEV B was the last DEV user excluding the current assignee (Who is DEV A)? I hope that I am just missing somethinfg because I really can't get a handle on how these options function if there is a transition screen or if there is not. Thanks for looking at this for me.

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Same issue. OnDemand.



I also have the same problem. the plugin is not assigning to the last role member.

Any information on the resolution?

JIRA 6.0.4


I have exactly the same problem...


Do you might have any information regarding a fix for this issue ?



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