Update Any Issue Field Post Function

This is the JSU for Jira Cloud documentation. If you are using JSU on Jira Server or on Jira Data Center, see our JSU Server/Data Center documentation.


The 'Update Any Issue Field' post function updates any field to a specified value after a transition has been completed. This can be a system- or a custom field.

The field can be on the issue in transition(within the same issue) or on a related issue, like a subtask, a linked issue, or an issue within an Epic (during the transition on the Epic).

In addition to setting values to fields, the 'Update Any Issue Field' post function can also add comments.

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You must specify the field and the desired value. For example: 

Example configuration of the Update Any Issue Field post function.


Issue relation

Perform As User

Issue field

Select the field you want to update.

As a destination you also have special options:

  • *** new comment ***
    A new comment will be created with the entered value.

Field value

Ensure that the value you enter is valid for the data type of the selected field. Also verify, that the context configuration for the project using this workflow will allow modification of the selected field. Typically, you will use text or numbers as values. User fields should be set to the account ID.

Spaces and multiple values

To define a string with spaces or to define multiple values, use double quotation marks " " to wrap each value:

"Events team"

"Events" "HR" "Marketing"

Special macros

The following string values will be resolved at execution runtime.

If you use %%CURRENT_USER%% as the field value, the user who triggered the post function will be set as a value.

If you use %%CURRENT_DATETIME%% as the field value, the current date and time will be set as the value.


  1. Whenever a parent issue is set to 'In Progress' the assignee of all its subtasks could be set to the current user (the one changing the status on the parent).

  2. A developer has fixed a bug and then proceeds in the Jira workflow to the status 'Resolved' (this might be triggered from their code pushed to Bitbucket). The 'Update any Issue Field' now adds the label 'testing-required'. There are also cases when you need a more complex solution. Have a look at Testing and Fixing Bugs.

For more information on how to configure a post function in Jira, see the Jira documentation.

Supported field types