JIRA Misc Workflow Extensions for JIRA Cloud

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This documentation is intended for the Jira Misc Workflow Extensions app for Jira Cloud. If you are interested in Jira Misc Workflow Extensions for Jira server, please visit this documentation instead.

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Jira administrators often need to implement sophisticated workflows that go beyond the built-in capabilities of Jira. Unlike Jira automation, Jira Misc Workflow Extensions (JMWE) for Cloud offers unlimited automation executions, regardless of your Jira plan. This means you can tailor your Jira workflows to meet your needs and reduce reliance on manual data input.

Objective and Scope

The objective of this document is to give you a detailed explanation of how to install and use the add-on. After reading this document you will be able to install the add-on in Jira Cloud, uninstall it (if needed) customize your Jira workflows using the features provided in the add-on.

This document is intended for Jira administrators. It covers the following topics:

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Section Name


Installing the add-on for Jira Cloud

Explains the installation and un-installation of the app

Verifying your Jira instance after installation

Once JMWE is installed, you need to make sure your Jira instance is configured properly for JMWE to work

Transitions activity tab on issue view page

Overview of the transitions triggered on the issue

Workflow Extensions for Jira Cloud

Explains the features of the add-on

Shared Actions

This feature can be used to share the configuration of a single post-function, or of a sequence of post-functions, between multiple transitions and workflows, thereby greatly simplifying the maintenance of your workflows.

Scheduled Actions

This page allows you to create sequences of workflow post-functions that will be run according to a schedule against issues returned by a JQL search.

Event-based Actions

This page allows you to create Event-based actions, with one or more JMWE post-functions, that are run when a change is made to an issue, such as fields being modified, the issue being transitioned, a comment being added, etc.

Using Nunjucks Templates

Explains how to insert information using Nunjucks annotations

Using Jira Expressions

Explains how to insert information using Jira expressions in Conditions and Validators

Accessing the fields of an issue

Explains accessing the fields of an issue

Expected value for each field type

Lists expected value for all fields

Nunjucks template editor and tester

Explains the Nunjucks editor and tester features

JMWE Administration

The administration section of JMWE

Use cases

Explains the use cases for the workflow extensions

Troubleshooting and support for Jira Misc Workflow Extensions

Explains the troubleshooting and support options for the add-on.

Known issues (OLD)

Lists the known issues

Knowledge base

Knowledge base for the JIRA Misc Workflow Extensions (JMWE) for JIRA Cloud add-on

Release history

Information about each JMWE for Jira Cloud version

Documentation conventions

This table below lists the documentation conventions used in this guide.






Input Field names and values

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Jira Field names and values

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Menu Selection


Menu and Sub-Menu



Jira Misc Workflow Extensions

Highlighted terms or context

Block of code

Important information

Tips, warnings, suggestions and additional information

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Internal pages

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External pages

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User created transition/status

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