Assign to role member

To add the 'Assign to role member' post-function to a transition : 

  1. Click Edit for the workflow that has the transition you wish to add 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 Assign to role member from the list of post-functions.

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

     

  7. Select the project role from the Project Role drop-down.

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

Known limitations common to all post-functions:

Known limitations specific to this post-function:

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 displayed only if the current user is a Jira administrator. 

When you add this post-function to a transition and trigger the transition, the add-on assigns the target issue(s) to a member of the selected Project Role.

Issue(s) to operate on

  • Current issue: Select this option to set the assignee of the current issue. This is the default option.

  • Sub-tasks of the current issue: Select this option to set the assignee of each sub-tasks of the current issue

  • Parent issue of the current sub-task: Select this option to set the assignee of the parent of the current issue

  • Issues that belong to the current issue (Epic): Select this option to set the assignee of each issue that belongs to the current Epic

  • Epic of the current issue: Select this option to set the assignee of the Epic of the current issue

  • Child issues of the current issue in the Portfolio hierarchy: Select this option to set the assignee of child issues of the current issue in the Portfolio hierarchy

  • Parent issue of the current issue in the Portfolio hierarchy: Select this option to set the assignee of 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 set the assignee of the current issues' linked issues

  • Issues linked to the current issue through the following link type: Select this option to set the assignee of each issue 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 set the assignee of the 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 set the assignee of the 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).

The easiest is to have only one user in the selected Project Role for each applicable project.

Send notifications

Jira sends notifications for the change in the Assignee field value on the target issue. You can control the default value of the "Send notifications" option in the Configuration page under JMWE administration. Click here for more information.

Conditional execution

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

Run As

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

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

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

If you select any option other than "Run as add-on user", so that the assignment appears to be done by the current user or a specific user, the selected user will need to have the Edit Issues permission.

Delayed execution


Use case

A typical use of this workflow post-function is to assign an issue to the last member who belongs to a specific project role. Consider a use case where on reopening a ticket you want to re-assign the issue to the developer who last worked on the issue. To configure it:

  1. Add the Assign to role member post-function to the Approve transition of the issue workflow.

  2. Select the “Target Issue(s)” as “Sub-tasks of the current issue”

  3. Select Developers as the project role.

Refer https://innovalog.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/JMWEC/pages/94863380/Use+cases+for+post-functions#Assign-to-role-member for more use cases