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Jira - Can I set up scheduled searches and triggers based on results of those searches?

Hi there!

My organization uses Jira Server 7.12.3.
Also, in case it's relevant, we use Slack at our organization. We also have the Automation Lite and Notification Assistant add-ons installed in our Jira instance.

Some users are looking to set up a scheduled search in Jira and then set up triggers for other operations based on those search results. For example, is there a way to set up an hourly search in Jira and then have it trigger a WebHook to send out, or a notification to send out, ONLY if the results of that query are 0? So, first we would need to set up a scheduled search and then we would need to trigger an event IF the query results = a certain number of issues.

Let me know if anyone has any ideas or is aware of an add-on that might allow us to accomplish configuring something like this. Thanks so much!

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Hi Andrew,

This is not currently possible in Notification Assistant for Jira. Would it be possible to move the logic to your Webhook listener to make it a dead-man switch? So if it doesn't get a notification in X amount of time, it does whatever you want? Getting a notification from Jira would reset that timer?



Hey there, @Boris Berenberg - Atlas Authority ,

That's a good thought! I think I might be able to also write a scripted condition, to check if the jql_result_count matches a certain value.

After hearing the full original request from my user, I believe I ultimately decided that the complexity needed ONLY to trigger automation or notifications on 0 results wasn't worth the implementation, compared to the simplicity of setting up a notification (or filter subscription) to run however often they needed it and for the recipients to just take the extra few seconds to view the total results.

But, since I have you here, Boris -- is it possible to use the JQL result issue count as a variable in a Notification Assistant template? I'm imagining using that in the subject line. "{{total}} Issues in the Queue!" or something like that.

From there, if they really wanted to only see the alert if it was "0 Issues..." they could filter or build organizational rules on their own based on subject line contents.

Anyway, I don't think this an active need for my users at this time. Thanks for your thoughts and response!


Try using:


I am not sure if it will work, but worth a try.

For sure worth a try. It didn't work for me, though. Let me know if you think of anything else. I'm on board with experimenting!

Thanks, Boris!


Hmm spoke to the devs and this isn't available in the Subject context. We could add support for it, but I am thinking this may be better addressed by a broader review of which placeholders exist in which contexts, and also improving the docs around that.  We're going to review this and decide how to proceed.

Right on! Thanks so much, Boris.


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