Assign to user from custom field

Overview

The Assign to user from custom field post function allows you to assign a user set in a User Picker custom field when a workflow transition is executed.

Configuration

  1. Select a User Picker custom field (single user) from which the user will be assigned to the issue in the User Picker custom field field

  2. Select if the post function should be executed by the current or another user in the Action executor field (see User Permissions below)

    1. If you have selected Current user option, the post function will be executed by the user making the workflow transition

    2. If you have selected Another user option, provide a user in the User field, so that the post function will be executed by this user

  3. Activate the JQL condition option and define the JQL query that has to be met by the issue in order to execute the post function (e.g. “type = Bug and Priority = Blocker”)

  4. Activate the Executor condition option if you want the post function to be executed only if the user is or isn’t in a certain Jira user group or project role

    1. Select if The executor has to be or can’t be a member of a certain Jira user group or project role

      1. Select a Jira user group in the Group field if Group was set in the member of a field

      2. Select a project role in the Project role field if Project role was set in the member of a field

  5. Activate the Fire event option if you want Jira to fire the ISSUE_ASSIGNED event

  6. Activate the Send notification option if you want Jira to send the notification according to the configured notification scheme. The option requires the Fire event option to be enabled in order to send the notification

User Permissions

The user set as Action executor in point 2 needs to have the Browse Projects and Assign Issues permissions in the project of the issue in order to execute the post function.

User set in the custom field selected in the User Picker custom field field needs to have the Assignable user permission to be assigned to the issue.

Use cases

  • The person set as a tester in a dedicated field is assigned to the issue when it’s transitioned to the Test status