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DEC
03

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

 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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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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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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FEB
01

JMWE Product Validation by Rodney Nissen / TheJiraGuy

JMWE Product Validation Report by TheJiraGuy

Jira Misc Workflow Extensions (JMWE) review by TheJiraGuy is now available. While an online review mostly covers JMWE features for Jira Cloud, this Product Validation Report [pdf] covers all platforms - Jira Cloud, Jira Data Center, and Jira Server.

According to Rodney, Jira workflow apps "all essentially do something similar, but each one's unique design makes it suited to a slightly different application or use case." Here, he takes "a more in-depth look at what Jira Misc Workflow Extensions (JMWE) by Innovalog is, what problems it solves, what makes it unique."

Did you know that JMWE holds a special place in Rodney's heart? Read the report to find out why

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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. It will take less than five minutes if you use the Jira Miscellaneous Workflow Extension app's Create Issue post-function.

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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DEC
15

Jira workflow extension cheat sheets are here

Jira workflow extension cheat sheets are here
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DEC
10

Automate on-the-fly calculations, such as work cost estimates, in less than an hour

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Introduction (By Innovalog):

In your Jira projects, you might need to perform calculations based on data readily available in your Jira custom fields. While Jira gives you the ability to create custom fields, it doesn't give you the ability to perform calculations, even reasonably straightforward ones.

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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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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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JUL
02

Agile projects: prioritize what matters

Prioritize Jira Stories with Midori

Build a"low effort - high impact" Jira story report with the help of JMCF and Excel

All agile teams know the value of adaptive planning and quick response to change. While there are many tools and strategies that help you evaluate and prioritize - and reprioritize - your work, one you can always count on is "impact vs. effort."
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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.

FEB
27

Jira Misc Custom Fields (JMCF) new version release

What's new in JMCF 2.2

JMCF v 2.2 is here! This version brings new features such as the new Transition Callers field type, support for Botron's Configuration Manager, and improvements that include better Duration field types, and more.

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