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Loop through multi-select checkboxes to parse values

I'm trying to parse a multi-select checkbox field that results in a Smart Checklist using the values from the multi-select checkbox.

I can probably do this using automation, but the permutations are sufficient enough that I would think there is a better way to do it. 

I'm getting stuck on how to loop through the values then put them into the automation to create the Smart Checklist.

Any suggestions?


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Hi Steve! I’m not sure that I’m following your use case completely. Do you want to create a checklist based on the values in Jira’s multi select custom field? An example of the flow that you want to automate would be helpful! Thanks

That's correct. I would a like a checklist based on the values in Jira's multi-select custom field.

Flow Example
- Multi-select custom field contains Addresses Don't Match,DBA Required

- Smart Checklist

     - Address verification documentation

     - DBA documentation


There are 8 options which could result in multiple permutations of items on the checklist. 

Hope this makes sense. 

Thank you for the example, it's clear now. I think the most straightforward option is to set an automation rule per each combination, like here:Screen Shot 2022-05-09 at 18.34.52.png

If you happen to find a more elegant solution, please let us know 🙂

Thank you. This is the approach I was taking. I was hoping that there was a more elegant approach, but this works as well.

Hi @Steve Fitzgerald 

An indirect question - why? What's the need?

There's options with Smart Checklist to set templates and have them set through Automation which would seem simpler, depending on the scenario :)


Thanks for mentioning the templates. I could go that route as well I suppose, but giving the permutations I was hoping there was a simpler way of generating the checklists.


I have 8 values to choose from with 1-3 selected at a time. If this is the best option I can spend some time making it work. 

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