I cannot find any clear information on how do Project Variables work. As far as I understand with JSU I can create a linked issue in another project, and with the project variables I can select which project each time.
I configured the project variables and the post-function but it does not let me choose a project. Do I need to create a screen?
I hope it clarifies it how to use them:
Target Project can be either set to one specific project, or allows more flexibility with the option ' > Project Variables < '.
If you use the workflow with the 'Create a Linked Issue' post function in several JIRA projects, you might choose ' > Project Variables < '. You then can configure in each of those JIRA project a different target project for the newly created issues. For more about project variables see Project Variables.
The format for those project variables is as follows:
Workflow Name and Workflow Transition Number are optional.
From project A, you might create new linked issues in project X. But from project B, you might create new linked issues in project Y. But both use the same workflow.
Project Variable in project A: createLinkedIssueTargetProjectKey=X
Project Variable in project B: createLinkedIssueTargetProjectKey=Y
It is an extract from https://confluence-apps.beecom.ch/display/JSU/Create+a+Linked+Issue
After struggling with this myself, i concluded the following,
ProjectVariables are used to make the Flow dynamic so you can have multiple projects using this flow and each project create a linked issues for a certain project that is defined in that project, but you cant have dynamic target project selected for one project using this.
Hope this clarifies the situation, and how it would be great to have the other way around
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