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Jira Structure Formula User (Assignee) Full Name

I defined a formula in Jira Structure as follows:

CASE(issuetype, 'Sub-task' , assignee,'' )

In words: If the issuetype of current issue is Sub-task I want to display the assignee.


The Problem is that the usertag is displayed and not the full name.

Is there a possibility to display the full name of the assignee in the formula?

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Hi Max,

There is a trick, that can let you retrieve the full name. Not very elegant, but it should work. The formula should be as follows:

with v_ind=SEARCH('link">', assignee)+5:
with v_start=SEARCH('">', assignee, v_ind)+1:
with v_end=SEARCH("</a>", assignee)-1:
with v_assignee=SUBSTRING(assignee, v_start, v_end):
CASE(issuetype, 'Sub-task' , v_assignee,'' )

One more thing, assignee variable below formula needs to be changed to Manual Specification, which should be modified to {"id":"assignee","format":"html"} from {"id":"assignee","format":"text"}

Egor Tasa

ALM Works

Perfect THX!

Is there a special docu for stuff like this?

Hi @Max 

This is more of a trick than a normal solution, so there is no docs. We hope to introduce a more comfortable solution to this kind of thing in the future.



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Hi @Egor Tasa [ALM Works] ,

I've used your formula and it works perfectly for us. But while grouping the issues, is there any way where I can display the aggregation of usernames in the grouped field?

My Use Case:

I'm displaying Product owner names in structure and grouping the issues based on Teams (custom field). Aggregation of all the Product owner names should roll up to the Teams field.



Hi Poojaa,

If I understand the described requirement correctly, then when you group by Team field, you can add a formula 

JOIN#subtree#distinct{SUBSTRING(assignee, SEARCH('">', assignee, SEARCH('link">', assignee)+5)+1, SEARCH("</a>", assignee)-1)}

Cannot use variables here because of aggregate construct, though.

If your requirement is grouping when multiple users can be assigned to a single field, then this cannot be solved at the moment, as formulas cannot yet work with lists (we are planning to introduce it soon).



Thanks @Egor Tasa [ALM Works] ,

This worked for me.



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I have forgotten that in Structure 6.0 one can use USER_NAME(user) function instead of having to modify format and parse results.

So for instance latest formula will be much more simple



Like Daniil Pronin likes this

Another update for @Max:  ALM works is hosting a Structure 7 / Formulas / Expr 2 Bootcamp that you may be interested in.



Nice thx!

Hi @Max & @Poojaa Sudhakaran. There's some news that's relevant to this thread.

In case you missed it, ALM Works recently released Structure 7. The keystone feature is a major update to the Structure Formulas language, Expr.

Expr 2.0 includes major improvements that make it easier to extract project data from Jira and use it in creative ways in your reporting. If you want to learn more, this article will get you started. 

-dave [ALM Works]

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