Create Attachment Automation

James Duffy May 3, 2023

Is it possible to add an attachment with an Automation rule?


Previously on jira server we had custom fields that were able to display images in custom fields and display them in list views and on Kanban boards using html.


Since embedding HTML is a security issue (xss) on the cloud and the only way to try and display images in a List View is through an attachment, I would like to try and Automate this but it appears there is only a rule to delete an attachment not create it.

Are there any add-ons that support this? Or are there any issues I could vote on to increase visibility on this?


Even if a create attachment rule existed, or it was possible by another means to automate this, it still looks like thumbnails are not displayed in Kanban boards. Is this currently possible to do in Jira?



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Trudy Claspill
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May 3, 2023

Hello @James Duffy 

This issue indicates it is possible to display images on cards, but that it is problematic.

Note also that card layout changes can be made only for Company Managed agile boards, so this doesn't apply to Team Managed project boards.

As for adding image files automatically, using an Automation Rule you can copy Attachments from one issue to another.

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You can also add an attachment via the REST API:

And in an Automation Rule you can call the REST API with a Send Web Request action.

James Duffy May 4, 2023

That's useful to know, thanks for responding Trudy!

I actually ended up creating a chrome extension to do what i needed :) 

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Joao Barros
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October 16, 2023

Hi @James Duffy 

Can you share your extension?

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