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DEC
03

Jira Misc Custom Fields adds new calculated labels, time in status functionality

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 Displaying the information you need where you want to see it in Jira has always been the core value of Jira Misc Custom Fields.

With the latest JMCF release, users have several new options to reveal even deeper Jira insights.

For instance, you can now display calculated labels fields. Calculated labels enhance your ability to search by prompting you with a list of possible values as you search.

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NOV
09

Latest JMWE cloud release expands Event-based Action triggers

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Since their release last year, Event-based Actions have enabled thousands of Jira Misc Workflow Extensions (JMWE) Cloud customers to quickly create automations outside of workflow transitions.

With the latest update of JMWE Cloud, the Event-based Actions tool now has several new triggers that can connect with any post function:

  • Issue deleted
  • Attachment created/deleted
  • Issue Link added/deleted
  • Work Log created/updated/deleted
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OCT
26

New: Take your JMWE automation outside workflows (Jira Server/Data Center)

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Since the initial launch of Jira Misc Workflow Extensions back in 2008, we have regularly added features and functionality to make your management of Jira easier. As powerful as Jira workflows are, however, they aren't the only solution for every automation need, which is precisely the focus of our latest version, 7.0. Your Jira data center and server automation can now extend well beyond traditional workflows.

Here's what's new for data center and server:

  • Event-based Actions
  • Scheduled Actions
  • Shared Actions
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OCT
25

Reuse post-function configurations across your automation (Jira Server/Data Center)

 Once your Jira instance has multiple workflows, it's not long before you'll find yourself recreating the same post functions (and sequences of post functions) on numerous transitions and projects.

Now with JMWE on Jira server and Data Center, post functions — and post-function sequences — can be created once and reused across multiple workflows. Using the Shared Actions post function, you can create and more easily maintain a single source of truth for any of your commonly configured post functions.

For example, set multiple fields using set field value post functions and then add them to various transitions as one Shared Action, without the need to recreate them again and again. Or configure a post function to send an email, and then reuse it in different workflows.

And because they are post-function based, Shared Actions can also be used outside of Jira workflows with JMWE's Event-based Actions and Scheduled Actions.

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OCT
25

Schedule post functions to run at set times (Jira Server/Data Center)

Regular workflow post-functions run on transitions, but now you can schedule JMWE post-functions to run against issues returned by a JQL search. For example, you can automatically transition any issue escalated yet not addressed within your SLA threshold.

Things to know: 

  • ​Works based on predefined times, not workflow transitions
  • Flexible scheduling allows for any frequency (10-minute minimum)
  • Can execute many types of automations, such as workflow transitions, issue status and user changes, all in sequence
  • Can toggle on and off to update existing projects and make bulk changes (blog post)
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OCT
25

Event-based Actions bring Jira automation outside of workflow transitions (Jira Server/Data Center)

 Workflow post functions are a fantastic automation tool that enable Jira admins worldwide to move on from mundane, manual tasks and get to work that matters.

But when it comes to issue changes outside of a workflow transition — whether a field update, issue comment, etc. — the automation magic vanishes.

JMWE now offers Event-based Actions on Jira server and data center, extending the same post-function power from workflows to an abundance of issue changes, including:

  • Issue field value change
  • Issue commented
  • Issue updated
  • Issue created & issue transitioned
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AUG
31

New copy and set field value post functions accelerate your workflow building

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Clunky Jira automation can be nearly as painful as manually solving a repetitive problem.

In that spirit, we recently released an update to Jira Misc Workflow Extensions for Jira Cloud that eliminates the need to use duplicate post functions to copy multiple field issues.

Now, a single post function, Copy issue fields, can be used to pass numerous field values from epics, issues or subtasks to any other issue fields you have.

Here's an example:

You want an issue's Assignee as the Approver of associated subtasks, while also ensuring a consistent Due date across the issue and its subtasks.

With the "Copy issue fields" post function, you simply map the issue to any related subtasks and connect Assignee to the Approver field within your Jira workflow. Do the same with the Due date fields and those field values will copy over as subtasks are created. 

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JUL
16

Maximize automation flexibility with Scheduled Actions on demand

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Undoubtedly, there are ample automations that Jira administrators want to run at regular intervals. And that's why Jira Misc Workflow Extensions (JMWE) introduced Scheduled Actions last year, enabling Jira admins to run post functions using JQL queries.

But what about those one-off instances when you need to perform an action in Jira and possibly repeat it at irregular intervals? 

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APR
19

How to skip validation when cloning an issue

How to skip validation when cloning an issue

 This solution was provided by Joy Melendez. It has earned a $100 donation to FIRST

Troubleshooting challenge:

A JMWE validator is being used during the issue creation step. It validates that the issue has a certain linktype associated with it. The validator works properly when issues are being created. However, it doesn't work when a user clones an issue in Jira UI - even if the 'clone links' option is selected. 

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MAR
09

Jira Cloud Standard vs. Premium vs. Enterprise - what Jira's automation limits mean for you

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Jira automation is a no-code rule builder that lets users build "if-this-then-that" rules to automate their processes. The rules are triggered by Jira events and are relatively simple to build. Anyone with Global or Project Admin permissions can create automation rules to quickly automate many processes.

Automation is included with every Jira Cloud Standard, Premium, and Enterprise offering. However, there are notable Global and multi-project rule limits that may impact your experience with Jira's automation offering.

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JAN
27

Introducing Event-based Actions for ultimate Jira automation

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Automate processes outside of Jira Workflows with this new JMWE for Jira Cloud feature

If you've ever configured a Jira workflow, you know that regular workflow post-functions run on transitions - that is, when an issue transitions from one status to another. Let's say an issue transitions from OPEN to IN PROGRESS. As part of a workflow transition, many rules can be set up to automate processes.

Jira Misc Workflow Extensions (JMWE) for Jira Cloud includes dozens of configurable workflow post-functions that can enable a virtually unlimited number of use cases. However, what if important issue updates take place outside of status changes - without a transition taking place? That's where our new powerful Event-based Actions come in.

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DEC
16

Answer the Challenge to support a great cause!

Innovalog's Stump The Expert Challenge

The upcoming holiday season will feel quite different for many people this year, which is why it's important that we give back. Give back to communities and groups who need extra support and love. Give back to people in need and to organizations that care for others.

Recently, I was chatting with Rodney Nissen (a.k.a, thejiraguy.com) about the Holidays, this challenging year, and, of course, Jira. An idea was born. An idea that evolved from a mere competition for a prize into a much bigger project - a charitable contest that will give back to the community.

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NOV
09

Jira Server End of Life: 10 things to know to make a better decision

9 things to know to make a better decision migrating from Jira Server

Since Atlassian has published the end-of-life timeline for Jira Server, we'd like to address a few points regarding features, pricing, and licensing related to our products. Hopefully, this can help you make confident decisions as you develop a plan for your team.  Please be aware that Jira Misc Workflow Extensions (JMWE) is available on all Jira instances; Jira Misc Custom Fields (JMCF) is available for Jira Data Center (DC) and Jira Server.

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OCT
22

How to help end users get more comfortable with Jira

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As powerful as Jira is, it is not always easy for some Jira beginners to start using it. Now and then, we all need a little help. Especially as your company adapts Jira's usage beyond your software development teams to business users. In addition to making Jira work for their organization, Jira Administrators have another responsibility: training users to properly use it.

For those of you who have that responsibility, you'll be excited to know that now there are additional resources available. Rachel Wright's new LinkedIn Learning courses can help you ensure Jira is fully utilized across different teams. 

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OCT
15

Innovalog has been acquired by Appfire

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Today, we're entering our next chapter by announcing Innovalog's acquisition by Appfire. It's the right next step for us, our customers, and partners. Here's why.  

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SEP
08

New features in JMWE for Jira Cloud

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We are excited to introduce new features in JMWE for Jira Cloud that have been deployed to your instance several days ago. We focus our app development on helping you easily automate your Jira workflows, and we hope this release will help you do that.
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AUG
17

Everything you need to know about our pricing changes

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First, on behalf of Innovalog, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers for their business. This patronage truly matters to us, especially in these turbulent times. We strive to meet and exceed expectations whenever our customers need help, have a question, or reach out to our support team, and we are always committed to doing our best.  

At Innovalog, we never increase our prices without first giving you valuable new functionality to automate more of your Jira processes. In the past 12-18 months, we have invested in a significant amount of new features and improvements, and we hope you find them helpful. This year, we have decided to make all pricing changes in one shot, on September 16th, 2020, as we have postponed some pricing changes from Spring to help organizations stabilize their business during this difficult time.

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JUL
02

New features in Jira Misc Custom Fields (JMCF) now available

JMCF v 2.3.0 is here

JMCF v. 2.3.0 for Jira Server and Data Center is here, and it brings the following new features: 

Auto-indexing of related Jira issues makes searching accurate

​When displaying an issue, the value of all its Calculated (Scripted) fields is re-computed on-the-fly. Therefore, the value of any Calculated field will always be up-to-date. But when searching for issues, Jira uses the Jira index, which stores the value of all standard and custom fields and is only updated when an issue is modified (or the index is re-built).

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MAY
22

New JMWE for Jira Server and Data Center v6.3 is here

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We are excited to introduce a new version of JMWE for Jira Server and Data Center. It includes several significant new features, as well as many improvements. We hope that JMWE will help you automate more of your Jira workflows.  

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APR
07

Major new features released in JMWE for Jira Cloud

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We are super excited to introduce new major features in JMWE for Jira Cloud. We hope this release will help make your job easier, and while we are making our product more feature-rich, we will not be raising prices. Now is not the time to burden your team and your company. Now is the time to help you better optimize your work and automate more of your Jira workflows. 

Take a look at the new features now available in JMWE for Jira Cloud:

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