Chapter 3: Enhancing Rules with Smart Values

The visual rule editor, which we explored in Chapter 1, Key Concepts of Automation, makes the creation of complex automation rules really easy and requires no knowledge of the Jira API or any specialist scripting knowledge in order to get started.

While this approach will work for a large number of use cases, there will always be cases where you will need direct access to issue data and the ability to perform more complex functions against this data. This is where smart values come to the rescue.

This chapter will introduce you to smart values. You will learn how to find smart values, how smart functions work, and how you can introduce your own smart values into automation rules. You will also get ...

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