How can I ensure an Automation rule only runs once for an issue?

Andreas Knecht Community Champion Oct 10, 2017

I want to ensure we only run a particular rule one time against an issue. How can you do this with Automation for Jira?

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Andreas Knecht Community Champion Oct 10, 2017

So there's a few different ways this can be done. A visible way would be to edit the issue and add a label, then check for the presence of this label with a JQL condition.

Another way that's invisible to users is to use entity properties. Your rule would look like this:

  • Trigger: Any trigger
  • Compare condition:
    • First value: {{}}
    • Equals:
    • Empty (leave field blank
  • Action: Do something like editing the issue
  • Action: Set entity property 'ruleexecuted' = true


It looks like this in practice:



The actions in this rule will now only execute once for a given issue.  After that, the compare condition will fail since the issue property has a value.

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