To add the 'Clear fields' post-function to a transition:

  1. Click Edit for the workflow that has the transition you wish to configure the post-function on.

  2. In the Workflow Designer, select the transition.

  3. Click on Post Functions in the properties panel.

  4. Click on Add post function.

  5. Select Clear fields from the list of post-functions.

  6. Click on Add to add the post-function on the transition.

     

  7. Select the “Target issue” (see below)

  8. Choose the field(s) that should be cleared from Field(s).

  9. Click on Add to add the post-function to the transition.

Known issues common to all post-functions

Troubleshooting this post-function configuration: In case the post-function does not work as expected these are the things to look out for



JMWE shows an error message on the issue view if any error occurs during the execution of the post-function. This message is only displayed if the current user is a Jira administrator. 

When you add this post-function to a transition and trigger it, the add-on clears the selected field(s) of the target issues.

Issue(s) to operate on

Select the issues on which the selected fields should be cleared. They can be:

  • Current issue: Select this option to clear the selected fields on the current issue. This is the default option.

  • Sub-tasks of the current issue: Select this option to clear the selected fields on the sub-tasks of the current issue

  • Parent issue of the current sub-task: Select this option to clear the selected fields on the parent of the current issue

  • Issues that belong to the current issue (Epic): Select this option to clear the selected fields on the issues that belong to the current Epic

  • Epic of the current issue: Select this option to clear the selected fields on the Epic of the current issue

  • Child issues of the current issue in the Portfolio hierarchy: Select this option to clear the selected fields on the child issues of the current issue in the Portfolio hierarchy

  • Parent issue of the current issue in the Portfolio hierarchy: Select this option to clear the selected fields on the parent issue of the current issue in the Portfolio hierarchy

  • Issues linked to the current issue through any link type: Select this option to clear the selected fields on the current issues' linked issues

  • Issues linked to the current issue through the following link type: Select this option to clear the selected fields on issues linked to the current issue through a specific link type. Select the specific link type under “Issue link”

  • Issues returned by the following Nunjucks template: Select this option to clear the selected fields on issues returned by the result of a Nunjucks template. Input a Nunjucks template which is a comma-separated list of valid issue keys. For example:

    • "TEST-1"

    • "TEST-1","TEST-2"

    • {{ issue.fields.parent.key }}

    • {{ issue.fields.subtasks | join(",", "key") }}

  • Issues returned by a JQL search: Select this option to clear the selected fields on issues returned by a JQL search. Input a JQL search expression. For example:

    • project = TEST returns issues of the project with the key TEST

    • project = {{ issue.fields.project.key }} and assignee = {{currentUser._accountId}} returns issues of a project that belong to the project with key TEST and the assignee is the current user

    • 1 2 3 4 5 {% if issue.fields.assignee %} assignee = {{issue.fields.assignee._accountId}} {% else %} issuekey=INVALID-1 {% endif %}

      Note that the {% if %} block is necessary to avoid an invalid JQL query when the issue is unassigned. In that case, the template will return a valid JQL query that returns no issue (issuekey=INVALID-1).

Conditional execution

To execute this post-function based on the result of a Nunjucks template see Conditional execution using a Nunjucks template.

Run As

  • Run as current user: The current user will be the author of the field change

  • Run as add-on user: The add-on user will be the author of the field change

  • Run as this user: Any user selected in this field will be the author of the field change

Delayed execution


Use case

A typical use of this workflow post-function is to clear specific fields during a transition. Consider a use where on reopening a ticket you want to clear the Fix Version/s of the issue. To configure it:

  1. Add the “Clear fields” post-function

  2. Select the “Fix Version/s” field

  3. Save the post-function

  4. Publish the workflow

See here for more use cases of this post-function