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Types of dynamic variables

This chapter provides information about three types of fields supported by dynamic variables.

There are three types of fields supported by dynamic variables. Using correct formatting, you can define:

  • Text Field
  • Single Select
  • Multi Select
Tip
Add * at the end of the placeholder to make the field required. Use the | mark as a separator to create Select options. For example: [City|Warsaw|London|Berlin].

Following examples assume you are using brackets as a start and an end pattern of your placeholders.

Placeholder Field type Field name Field options Required
[Version] Text field Version - false
[Version required]* Text field Version Required - true
[City|Warsaw|London|Berlin] Single select City Warsaw, London, Berlin false
[City Required|Warsaw|London|Berlin]* Single select City Required Warsaw, London, Berlin true
[City Multi-select*|Warsaw|London|Berlin] Multi select City Multi-select Warsaw, London, Berlin false
[City Multi-select Required*|Warsaw|London|Berlin] Multi select City Multi-select Required Warsaw, London, Berlin true
[Version]* Text field Version - true
[Definition of Done:paragraph] Text field (multi line) Definition of Done - false
[Launch date:date] Date picker Launch date - false
[Meeting time:datetime] Date time picker Meeting time - false
[Manager:user] User picker Manager Returns a list of users whose attributes match the query term false
Note

For user picker you need browse users permission to search by user attributes, such as displayName and emailAddress. Otherwise, you need to type an exact username. See Atlassian developer website for more details.