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How to apply a rule to multiple unrelated issues in a project Edited


I've recently created a rule to assign/update issue components depending on what is written on its summary. Getting components assigned correctly on all issues is very important to us to, later on, generate metrics for reports.

But our project had been ongoing for quite a while when this rule was created, so many older and resolved issues are now left out. They will not be transitioned further. Is it possible to, using a manual trigger, apply a rule to all issues in a project, or all issues in a project that fit a certain condition?



EDIT: I am using automation pro for Jira Cloud

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Hi Diogo,

Thanks for your question. It should be possible, but before I can be certain and offer a solution, can you provide me a screenshot of your rule so far? That will help determine how to figure out a rule to back fill all your old components.

If you're not keen to publicly share your rule, please raise a support ticket with us and I can guide you through it.


Simeon [Automation for Jira]

Hi Simeon, 


Thank you for the reply. I think I found a way to do this but ran into throttling issues. The rule is quite large and applies to all issues under the project. 

The screenshot below is just the top of the rule, there are 11 branches in total. I changed the scope of each branch from "current issue" to a JQL query selecting all issues in the project for a specific type. That seemed to work but then it reached Jira service limits and did not execute the rule. I'm not sure if there is a more efficient way of doing this :-/

Autp components rule.jpg

Hi Diogo,

Could you get your rule to run with a scheduled trigger and search for issues that need updating as part of the JQL? If you schedule that to run once a day then you should be able to eventually get through all of them over time.


Like Diogo Teles likes this

That is a good idea, thank you. I'll give it a try

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