Structure Effectors - automatic run

Antonio Prioletti April 4, 2021

Hi all,

I would like to automatically run an effector either periodically or when a field change...both options would be acceptable. For example, if I have an effector for copying over Gantt dates to a jira start/end field, I would like this to be updated at least weekly..if not as soon as a field change. I can definitely run those manually, but would be great if there is such an automated feature. 




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David Niro
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April 5, 2021

Hello Antonio,

David from ALM Works here.

This is something we are very interested in doing but is not yet available. Unfortunately, I do not have a timeline to share and it may still be a ways off.

However, there is an option available that is worth exploring!

In Structure v. 6.0, we added APIs and SPIs for Effectors. So, with some help from another app, such as ScriptRunner, and modifiers, you could create a script that would run your effector on a schedule.  We would advise being conservative with the schedule.

Please let me know if this is helpful! We are also available to help answer additional questions at We look forward to hearing from you!

Best Regards,

Antonio Prioletti April 5, 2021

Hi David,


Thanks for your quick answer. Definitely the APIs with script runner could be a good temporary fix, I'll go ahead and trying use that!




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Michal Kuchowicz
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March 10, 2022

Hi Antonio,

Were you successful with setting this up? If yes, could you share how did you do it?


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Babith C_J_ September 12, 2022

Hello @Antonio Prioletti ,

Did this work ? If so could you share the steps?



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David Yu
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April 24, 2024

I looked through the scriptrunner job example and it seemed a bit daunting. Anyway, I think this also works with just scheduling it as a cron + curl job?


RESULT_CODE=`curl -o /dev/null -w '%{http_code}' -u "$USERNAME:$PASSWORD" "https://$JIRA/secure/StructureEffectorProcess!apply.jspa" -H 'content-type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded; charset=UTF-8' -H 'X-Atlassian-Token: no-check' --data-raw "inline=true&decorator=dialog&execute=true&runParams=${EFFECTORS}"`


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