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JAN
25

Set up a template to create multiple Jira issues

Create Multiple Jira Issues With JMWE

By Damian Rosochacki of Isos Technology

If you're a Jira admin or a power user, at some point, you've come across the following question, or a variant of it: "How can I create a template of issues?" Depending on the requirements, implementing a solution may take you anywhere from five minutes to a couple of days. Here, Damian from Isos Technology shows you how to quickly set up a template for an Epic, Issues, and Sub-tasks. AIt will take less than five minutes if you use the Jira Miscellaneous Workflow Extension app's Create Issue post-function.

JAN
20

How to require attachments, conditionally

Require Attachments, Conditionally

​This solution was provided by Sait Kiremit. It has earned a $50 donation to FIRST by Blended Perspectives. Answer the Challenge here.

Challenge:

​In Jira Service Desk, a customer request type needs either a custom field or an attachment. For example, if the user does not enter the value in the custom field called "Request Participants" on the request screen, the user will be warned of a required attachment. If the user enters the "Request Participants" field, this warning will disappear when creating a request.

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DEC
15

Jira workflow extension cheat sheets are here

Jira workflow extension cheat sheets are here
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DEC
07

A simple guide to choosing the right Jira workflow automation app

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Designing and successfully implementing a business process is no small task. A great process aims to streamline tasks, ensure they are done correctly and promptly, and that all required information is recorded and made available to the right stakeholders during the right step of a workflow.

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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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SEP
08

New features in JMWE for Jira Cloud

New JMWE for Jira Cloud features
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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JUL
29

What makes JMWE the #1 top-selling workflow app for Jira Cloud?

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It can help you automate more of your workflows.

Jira Misc Workflow Extensions (JMWE) for Jira Cloud offers dozens of point-and-click workflow conditions, validators, and post-functions. You can easily configure them without any knowledge of scripting. 

But unlike other apps, JMWE also gives you additional configuration power through simplified scripting - this will come in handy when automating more sophisticated workflows. With our top-notch support and documentation, this flexibility earns JMWE the #1 top-selling workflow app spot for Jira Cloud.

In this 32-minute demo, Innovalog's founder David Fischer shows how JMWE can help you build better workflows. You can also navigate to any section - we list them below.
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JUN
22

How to create Confluence pages from Jira issues - with links and data - in one click

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Jira Misc Workflow Extensions (JMWE) comes with over 40 point-and-click Jira workflow post-functions, conditions, and validators (here is the PDF cheatsheet of all extensions). Configuring these no-code extensions will often be enough to automate most of your workflows, especially the essential ones. 

However, what sets JMWE apart from all the "code-free" Jira workflow apps is the extensibility of all these extensions with simplified scripting. Even if you are a Groovy novice, you can use code snippets right inside all extensions for more sophisticated workflows. Our user-friendly editor and tester will assist with scripting - often, you'll be able to click your way through "coding".

Additionally, advanced Groovy users can do super-powerful workflow automation with JMWE. Take a look at this use case that Carl E. Allen just shared on the Atlassian Community site

This use case is for Jira Data Center and Jira Server. JMWE is also available in Jira Cloud, but it uses (optional) Nunjucks and Jira expressions to extend your workflows. 

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
24

Workflow extension cheat sheet for Jira Server and Data Center

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Jira offers several built-in conditions, validators, and post functions that help you configure workflows. However, these native tools are often not enough for automating processes using workflows. Jira Misc Workflow Extensions (JMWE) and its 40+ point-and-click post-functions, conditions, and validators, you can quickly configure thousands of sophisticated use cases. You can find all these extensions right within Jira's list of post-functions, conditions, and validators.

Check out this cheat sheet, available at innovalog.com/cheatsheet, with all of the Jira & JMWE extensions available to you.

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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APR
07

Shared Actions: reusing post-function configurations [new in Jira Cloud]

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Create shared JMWE post-functions (or sequences of post-functions) that can be reused in multiple workflow transitions. 


​In Jira Cloud, JMWE post-functions (or sequences of post-functions) can now be configured once and then added to multiple transitions across different workflows. It lets you quickly reuse (and then maintain) common configurations. For example, set multiple fields using set field value post-functions and then add them to 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.

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JAN
21

Verify approval in a Jira workflow

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It's smart to make Jira workflows as simple and flexible as possible. I like to give users multiple ways to transition issues between statuses and even let them skip statuses when needed. But sometimes skipping a status is undesirable or creates a compliance problem. Consider an approval status for example. You'd certainly fail an audit if work was started on an issue or an issue was completed before it was approved. Luckily, Innovalog's Jira Misc Workflow Extensions (JMWE) app has a validator to prevent it.

Use Case: Before work is started or an issue reaches its final workflow status, make sure it passes through the "Approval" status.

Bonus: Conditional Approval, to allow selected issues to bypass the "Approval" status.

DEC
04

New must-see features in JMWE 6.2 for Jira Server & Jira Data Center

What's new in JMWE 6.2 for Jira Server and Jira Data Center

The highly-anticipated Jira Misc Workflow Extensions (JMWE) 6.2 is here, and we are excited to let you know about a few important new features, as well as many improvements.

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OCT
23

Want to migrate from JSU to JMWE?

Customers who run older Jira instances might still have the free version of JSU. Now it is no longer free and requires a license to operate, which you'd need upon upgrading to the latest Jira instance. Recently, JSU announced price increases, up to three-fold, and as of November 4, 2019, JMWE and JSU are priced the same*. However, some customers either consider purchasing a single workflow automation tool or want to replace JSU with JMWE. In most cases, thanks to many point-and-click extensions in JMWE, as well as extensibility via simple yet powerful scripting, it can be done easily.  

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OCT
02

Improve handling of SPAM for Jira Service Desk (JSD) Agents

Improve handling of SPAM in Jira

If you set up a Jira Service Desk email address, when a customer submits a support request by email, it is captured and becomes a new ticket (issue). These are added to your queues so that your team can focus on all your customer requests in one place. Sometimes, however, issues might not be relevant and you and you might consider it SPAM. 

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OCT
01

How to view Issue Transitions in Jira Cloud

See Issue Transitions in Jira Cloud

In the past, the issue view in Jira Cloud has displayed a transition tab, the feature some have come to rely on for activity information essential to their business processes. For example, managers and auditors could have a clear understanding of what actions have been taken on issues, that the right people work on or approve them, and that the processes always follow the appropriate workflow.

Since then, on the new issue view this tab is no longer available and only older Jira Cloud instances still show this option. However...

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SEP
30

The difference between the legacy Transitions tab and JMWE’s (and how to disable one)

Jira Issue Transition History Tab

JMWE's new Transitions tab option gives users a precise view of transitions and if you are using this app, it is enabled by default. However, some older Jira Cloud instances might show a second "old view" Transitions tab. This is a legacy tab originally provided by Jira Suite Utilities (JSU).

To avoid confusing your users with two similar options, you might want to disable one of the tabs. But which one should you keep?

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AUG
20

New features in JMWE for Jira Server 6.1

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We are excited to announce several new features, plus many improvements, that will give Jira Admins considerably more options in configuring their workflows. Here is what's new in Jira Misc Workflow Extensions (JMWE) for Jira Server:

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JUL
31

ScriptRunner vs JMWE: Choose the best app for your needs

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ScriptRunner for Jira and Jira Misc Workflow Extensions are the two top-selling apps in Admin tools and Workflow categories for Jira Server and Data Center, with 23K+ and 16K+ installations respectively (as of July 2019). 

Adaptavist's ScriptRunner provides sophisticated scripting options for many admin functions, while JMWE lets you quickly and easily configure and extend workflows - and only workflows. Many Jira Admins actually use both JMWE and ScriptRunner, but they use them for different things. 

Here, we outline the main differences between JMWE and ScriptRunner to help you decide when to use one app versus the other.