Post-Function in the create issue transition does not update assignee due to order

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The workflow post-function does not update the assignee field in the create issue transition.

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There is a workflow transition that is inbound into the create issue step during issue creation. You can add a post-function to this transition that occurs before users even arrive at the initial step. Put a different way, this is a prefunction of sorts, where a transition occurs while the issue is being created.


  1. Go to Administration > Workflows
  2. Click the link for the workflow in 'Steps' column
  3. Click the name of the initial status in the Step Name column.
    1. The name depends on your workflow. In simple workflow the default name is "Open"
  4. Click 'Create Issue' link in the Workflow browser (the inbound transition that arrives into the initial step)
  5. Add a post-function, 'Update Issue Field', and set the Assignee field to desired user (if necessary, create a draft so the workflow is editable)
  6. Make sure the Post-function is the first step in the list
Last modified on Feb 26, 2016

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