Hi folks,

I am wondering what my be the best way to create JIRA issues that are recurring each month or so. Think of a reminder task to deplay windows updates or something similar. It could be new/cloned issues or even reopened issues.

I know there Is a plugin that aims at a similar task but it's quite pricy and less plugins usualy means less messing around on updates.

Is there a way to do this with jira out of the box or is there any other plugin? Changes to workflows (like postfunktions or so) are verry well possible.

Thanks a ton allready!

Cheers, David

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How to create projects or sets of issues based on a template is one way to do this that works without plugins (so will also work with OnDemand).

Other that that, since there isn't a way to do this with JIRA out of the box, you need some sort of plugin. While there are a few plugins that are a pain for updates, most actively supported plugins are not a problem at all.

We have a release set of issues that are all subtasks of a single issue. For each release, the main issue gets created as a clone of an earlier one and then at the appropriate time in the process the issue is transitioned to a new state that automatically creates a large number of subtasks each with a due date based on the initial due date of the main issue according to our process. This is done with the Create on Transition Plugin for JIRA .

There are a few other plugins that can also be used in various ways that could probably fit your scenario.

Haven't tried this, but it should work fine. Since JIRA can have issues opened via e-mail, you could set up a cron job in UNIX or a scheduled task in Windows to send an e-mail to JIRA. As long as that user is set up in JIRA and has rights to create issues, then it should work fine. I have done the same with system alerts. This would cost nothing (other than a license, and even that can be avoided if you remove the application access for that "user").

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