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Issue Templates for Jira
Server/Data Center Cloud
Issue Templates for Jira

Server/Data Center

Cloud

8.x
7.x
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Last updated Sep 2, 2020

System Variables

Check out the available system variables

System variables are placeholders with a fixed definition. They are available across all templates and get replaced automatically on the Create issue screen.

Here is where to find them:

  1. You’ll find the most popular system variables in the second tab of the Variables Panel, under System.
  2. Click Show all at the bottom of the panel to view the complete list of system variables.
Issue Templates for Jira - Variables
Issue Templates for Jira - Variables
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As a Jira Administrator, you can also view and manage system variables from the Variables Library.

System variables available in issues

Name Description
$ISSUE KEY Key of the current issue
$TODAY Current date, e.g. 11.02.21
$USER_NAME Full name of the user who created the issue
$PROJECT_KEY Key of the project
$CURRENT_TIME Current time, e.g. 12:53
$USER_KEY Key of the user who created the issue
$USER_MAIL E-mail address of the user who created the issue
$CURRENT_USER_KEY Key of the current user
$CURRENT_USER_NAME Full name of the current user
$CURRENT_USER_MAIL E-mail address of the current user
$PROJECT_NAME Name of the project
$PROJECT_LEAD Full name of the project lead
$TOMORROW Tomorrow, e.g. 12.02.21
$NEXT_WEEK Next week, e.g. 18.02.21
$CUSTOMFIELD_10000 Custom field value. Replace ‘10000’ with your custom field ID.

System variables available in sub-tasks

Name Description
$PARENT_KEY Key of the parent issue
$PARENT_SUMMARY Summary of the parent issue
$PARENT_DESCRIPTION Description of the parent issue
$PARENT_ISSUETYPE Issue type of the parent issue
$PARENT_STATUS Status of the parent issue
$PARENT_PRIORITY Priority of the parent issue
$PARENT_DUE_DATE Due date of the parent issue
$PARENT_CUSTOMFIELD_10000 Parent custom field value. Replace “10000” with the custom field ID of the parent issue.
Note
The variable $PARENT_CUSTOMFIELD_ID also supports the following nFeed fields: nFeed, nFeed - Date, nFeed - DateTime, nFeed - User, nFeed [deprecated] .