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Automatic comment insertion if the original estimate field changes

Soporte Atl August 16, 2022


Is it possible to set an automation trigger based on changes in the original estimate field?


I need to insert a comment in the issue when someone sets a value for or changes that field.

I don't think it's possible (after some research) but if anybody could please comment on that or think of a workaround I'd be really grateful.

Thanks in advance,


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Sam Harding
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August 17, 2022

Hi @manu 

You can trigger off the original estimate change by selecting field 'Time Tracking'. You can access the original estimate change by using the smart value `{{fieldChange}}` which will include the field `originalEstimate`


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Soporte Atl August 17, 2022

Thank you very much, @Sam Harding

It worked.

Finally I used something like:


{panel:title=Estimated development time}

{{issue.key}}'s {{fieldChange.timetracking.originalestimate}} field was updated from {{fieldChange.fromString}} to {{fieldChange.toString}} by {{initiator.displayName}}


The first part shows and informative panel with the original estimate.

The second part (which I copied from another post by @John Funk) shows the value change, if any.

Unfortunately, the time is showed in seconds and I don't find a way to change the format to hours (even after having configured that format in the Issue Features > Time Tracking section.

Anyways, much better than expected.

Thanks again,


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