Jira - Not notify watchers.

Sometimes small changes to a Jira issue are made, nothing special that watchers need to be notified. In Confluence I can make updates and uncheck notify watchers, is there a way to not notify watchers on a particular Jira issue update.

5 answers

1 accepted

1 vote

Not possible at the moment. The only workaround is to make the change in "Bulk Edit" even if you are editing a single issue! You will get an option not to send notifications in the end.

This is a good strategy, but unfortunately bulk edits prohibits modifications to the following fields (among others): •Summary •Description •Environment •Time Tracking fields

Hi Jason,

You cannot choose per issue. But you can choose to not notify watchers on any issue updates by setting the notification scheme accordingly.



Yes, _if_ you have sufficient privileges. I'm an admin, so I"ve set up a Notification Scheme called "Temporarily Suppress All Notifications". I just switch the project to that scheme momentarily, edit the issue at hand, then switch the scheme back. Of course, I'm in a small shop so I can get away with shenanigans like that without much concern.

0 vote
Daniel Wester Community Champion May 23, 2013

Depending on what you're trying to accomplish - you can set up a loopback workflow step that triggers the emails and have a transition screen on it that lets people edit the fields. Once the transition screen has been filled out - a Condition on the workflow can trigger a custom event which in turn can be used in your notification scheme.

All these work arounds are not so great. Fixing typos in an issue generates an email, but making tweaks to confluence has a "Notify Watchers" checkbox. It's kind of incongruous.

This option can be tweaked or indeed removed in the Notification scheme which can be updated by your global administrator.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
How to earn badges on the Atlassian Community

How to earn badges on the Atlassian Community

Badges are a great way to show off community activity, whether you’re a newbie or a Champion.

Learn more
Community showcase
Published Thursday in Jira

5 ways you can make the most of Jira Software and Bitbucket Cloud

As part of the Bitbucket product team I'm always interested in better understanding what kind of impact the use of our tools have on the way you work. In a recent study we conducted of software devel...

78 views 0 5
Read article

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