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edit action to have issue field = regexp of summary field?


Is there a way to have an edit action to have an issue field = the regex results returned from the summary line of that issue?  I already have the regex figured out, but I don't see an option that would work.  I see "Set value" and "Copy from..." but the set value operator looks like it sets a static value.   

Example of what i want: 

When: issue is created

Then: Edit issue fields

Serial number = regexp(?<=Serial: ).*?(\w+)) of field summary

 The summary line of the created issue would look like the following which is automatically emailed into our jira service desk:

Alert - Missing Syslog - Serial: 2874d7


Thank you. 

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Simeon Ross Atlassian Team Feb 04, 2020

Hi David,

It is indeed possible. You'll just need to use smart values here to achieve this. Your action should look something like this:

regex.pngIn my case, Field A is another field on the issue. I'm then using a smart value to perform the regex and set it to the result. You want to use the match function. There is more on smart values in our docs,



that worked! Thank you! 

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