Here you can find an information about variables usage in your templates.

This instruction is applicable to Easy Templates for Cloud only.

What is Variable?

Variable is a specific container which value can be defined during the Jira issue creation from the saved Template.

Variables may drastically simplify working with the templates and adding necessary information on-the-go.

Most Popular use cases:

  • adding names of employees during onboarding/offboarding processes to the Jira issue summary, description

  • adding release version number

  • location

  • etc.

Available formats

Currently, we support only text/number variables. No dropdown/selection.

Valid variable format: <<variable name>>

Beware that the following formats are not valid: [%name%], {{name}}, {$name}

How to Save Template with Variable

  1. Create Jira issue

  2. Add variable, e.g. <<Employee Name>>


You can add the same variable into summary/description of related sub-tasks or child issues

3. Save the Template


How to fill Variable and Create Jira issue from Template

  1. Navigate to Apps → Templates, or use left side bar “Templates” link, or double press “x” button on your keyboard

  2. Templates selection dialog would appear

  3. Choose the relevant template and fill in variable data

  4. Click “Create”

  5. All variables would be populated with entered value in parent and child issues

    A new issue created with filled variable

You can easily add multiple variables to your Jira issue(s) template!