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Is there a way to parse comment bodies when creating a action

I am creating a rule that will create a new story whenever an individual comments on any story with a comment that has a certain format. Is there a way, when executing the story action, to parse the comment body, maybe using regular expressions, so I can allow the user to enter multiple parts of the story(like for example, the summary and description) in the comment?

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Can you elaborate more on what do you mean by "executing story action"? 

If you just need to parse the comment section of a JIRA issue, what I can suggest to you is to create a JIRA IssueUpdateListener so that whenever an issue is updated with a comment, you get the value of that comment and parse it based on a syntax you pre-define (e.g. it should be in the format like [Summary: This is the Summary, Description: this is the description].

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Andreas Knecht Community Leader Apr 25, 2017

Hi Matt,

So you can use the 'Compare condition' to perform regular expression matches on comment body using this smart-value:


We also include a number of string functions to do further matching (or to extract certain values from a string). See for more details.

So for example you could use a match like this:


If your comment body contains 'Hello _world_ today!' then this would simply render 'world'.



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