List of variables for custom email?

Hi there- I've been searching quite a bit, and I can't seem to find any kind of reference as to what the possible variables are in a custom email.

I'm just looking to find one to insert the name of the current assignee. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Preferably to a good reference for this kind of thing, but a quick answer is awesome too :)

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See https://developer.atlassian.com/display/JIRADEV/Velocity+Context+for+Email+Templates

$issue.assignee.displayName ($issue.assignee.fullName in old JIRA I guess) will get you the current assignee in email.

I'll try this out when I get back to my desk. Thanks!

I'm not quite sure how to interpret the info in the link you gave me, though. I'm more of a sysop than a developer, and I've inherited this jira instance... if I were looking for that variable (if that's the right term), how could I have discerned that $issue.assignee.displayName was the right one?

Just trying to learn, so I don't have to ask similar questions in the future :)

Thanks!

Once you know there is an object avaialbel (like issue in this case), you can use the Java APIs to get the rest of the info from it.

$issue.assignee.displayName translates to issue.getAssignee().getDisplayName()

Thanks again! Case sensitive?

Yes it is case-sensitive.

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You're question had the script runner tag so I'm assuming you are doing a custom email via that plugin, ie https://studio.plugins.atlassian.com/wiki/display/GRV/Built-In+Scripts#Built-InScripts-Sendacustomemail

What's available is broadly https://studio.plugins.atlassian.com/wiki/display/GRV/Built-In+Scripts#Built-InScripts-TechnicalStuffforAdvancedUsers but I think it happened to intersect with what you needed that you got from Jobin's answer, ie issue.

> if I were looking for that variable (if that's the right term), how could I have discerned that $issue.assignee.displayName was the right one?

Only through familiarity or reading the javadoc.

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