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Jira Create Activity

Introduction

A Jira Create activity, using its Jira connection, creates object data in a Jira project and is intended to be used as a target to consume data in an operation.

Create a Jira Create Activity

An instance of a Jira Create activity is created from a Jira connection using its Create activity type.

To create an instance of an activity, drag the activity type to the design canvas or copy the activity type and paste it on the design canvas. For details, see Creating an Activity Instance in Component Reuse.

An existing Jira Create activity can be edited from these locations:

Configure a Jira Create Activity

Follow these steps to configure a Jira Create activity:

Step 1: Enter a Name and Select a Project

In this step, provide a name for the activity and select a project. Each user interface element of this step is described below.

Jira Create Activity Configuration Step 1

  • Name: Enter a name to identify the activity. The name must be unique for each Jira Create activity and must not contain forward slashes / or colons :.

  • Select a Project: This section displays projects available in the Jira endpoint.

    • Selected Jira Project: After a project is selected, it is listed here.

    • Search: Enter any part of the project name into the search box to filter the list of projects. The search is not case-sensitive. If projects are already displayed within the table, the table results are filtered in real time with each keystroke. To reload projects from the endpoint when searching, enter search criteria and then refresh, as described below.

    • Refresh: Click the refresh icon Refresh icon or the word Refresh to reload projects from the Jira endpoint. This may be useful if projects have been added to Jira. This action refreshes all metadata used to build the table of projects displayed in the configuration.

    • Selecting a Project: Within the table, click anywhere on a row to select a project. Only one project can be selected. The information available for each project is fetched from the Jira endpoint:

      • Name: The name of the project.

      • Description: The description of the project.

    Tip

    If the table does not populate with available projects, the Jira connection may not be successful. Ensure you are connected by reopening the connection and retesting the credentials.

  • Save & Exit: If enabled, click to save the configuration for this step and close the activity configuration.

  • Next: Click to temporarily store the configuration for this step and continue to the next step. The configuration will not be saved until you click the Finished button on the last step.

  • Discard Changes: After making changes, click to close the configuration without saving changes made to any step. A message asks you to confirm that you want to discard changes.

Step 2: Select an Object

In this step, select an object. Each user interface element of this step is described below.

Jira Create Activity Configuration Step 2

  • Select an Object: This section displays objects available in the Jira endpoint.

    • Selected Jira Project: The jira project selected in the previous step is listed here.

    • Selected Jira Object: After an object is selected, it is listed here.

    • Search: Enter any part of the object name into the search box to filter the list of objects. The search is not case-sensitive. If objects are already displayed within the table, the table results are filtered in real time with each keystroke. To reload objects from the endpoint when searching, enter search criteria and then refresh, as described below.

    • Refresh: Click the refresh icon Refresh icon or the word Refresh to reload objects from the Jira endpoint. This may be useful if objects have been added to Jira. This action refreshes all metadata used to build the table of objects displayed in the configuration.

    • Selecting an Object: Within the table, click anywhere on a row to select an object. Only one object can be selected. The information available for each object is fetched from the Jira endpoint:

      • Name: The name of the object.

      • Description: The description of the object.

    Tip

    If the table does not populate with available objects, the Jira connection may not be successful. Ensure you are connected by reopening the connection and retesting the credentials.

  • Back: Click to temporarily store the configuration for this step and return to the previous step.

  • Next: Click to temporarily store the configuration for this step and continue to the next step. The configuration will not be saved until you click the Finished button on the last step.

  • Discard Changes: After making changes, click to close the configuration without saving changes made to any step. A message asks you to confirm that you want to discard changes.

Step 3: Review the Data Schemas

Any request or response schemas are displayed. Each user interface element of this step is described below.

Jira Create Activity Configuration Step 3

  • Data Schemas: These data schemas are inherited by adjacent transformations and are displayed again during transformation mapping.

    The Jira connector uses the Jira REST API v3 for the Jira Cloud instance type and Jira REST API v2 for the Jira On-premise instance type. Refer to the API documentation for information on the schema nodes and fields.

    Important

    When using the [System] Problem object in the Create activity, data supplied through the request schema's children node under the OperationalCategorization node is not created due to an issue in the Jira REST API v3. A workaround is to change the name of the children node to child in the request schema (described in Edit below).

  • Refresh: Click the refresh icon Refresh icon or the word Refresh to regenerate schemas from the Jira endpoint. This action also regenerates a schema in other locations throughout the project where the same schema is referenced, such as in an adjacent transformation.

  • Edit: Click the edit icon Edit icon above each data schema to enter the editor for that data schema. The editor allows you to add, delete, and reorganize nodes and fields and change their data types. All newly added nodes and fields are set to [0, 1] cardinality. Changes made to the data schemas must be acceptable to the endpoint and should be made only after consulting any available documentation for the endpoint.

  • Back: Click to temporarily store the configuration for this step and return to the previous step.

  • Finished: Click to save the configuration for all steps and close the activity configuration.

  • Discard Changes: After making changes, click to close the configuration without saving changes made to any step. A message asks you to confirm that you want to discard changes.

Next Steps

After configuring a Jira Create activity, complete the configuration of the operation by adding and configuring other activities, transformations, or scripts as operation steps. You can also configure the operation settings, which include the ability to chain operations together that are in the same or different workflows.

Menu actions for an activity are accessible from the project pane and the design canvas. For details, see Activity Actions Menu in Connector Basics.

Jira Create activities can be used as a target with these operation patterns:

To use the activity with scripting functions, write the data to a temporary location and then use that temporary location in the scripting function.

When ready, deploy and run the operation and validate behavior by checking the operation logs.