Jira "update CF" post-function doesn't append value, only replaces it

Hi everyone!

I'm trying to add some metrics to my workflow, and I would like to measure how often did a card return from testing. My plan was to add a text field, and update it each time a "test didn't pass" transition happens, appending value (a simple symbol '*') instead of replacing it. As a result, I was expecting N symbols '*' after N transitions, which would be pretty informative.

Sadly, the "append" checkbox doesn't have any effect: whether it is on or off, after several transitions the field contains only one asterisk.

Is that a bug? Is there a workaround for it?


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Ah, text fields are not multiple value, so it has to treat it as an edit.

I would take a different route - use a numeric field and a "increment numeric field" post-function.  (Although I don't know if you have an add-on that provides one)

Hi Nic!

Thank you for the prompt reply! Now I get it.

Sadly, I don't have that post-function(

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