- Previous app versions only provided single-line input controls for the "To" and "Email body" fields of "Send PDF" action. Now resizable multi-line controls are available.
Bye-bye "PDF Automation Plugin for Jira"! Hello "Better PDF Automation for Jira"!
In addition to some cosmetic changes, with this version we made a slight adjustment in the app's name due to the following reasons:
You may still see the old name popping up here and there, until we roll out the change everywhere. Thanks for the patience!
Please note that from this version PDF Automation Plugin requires Jira 7.0.11 or newer. Although we examined every options, we had to drop the compatibility with older Jira versions to be able to implement the improvements in this release. (For older Jira versions, you can continue using the older PDF Automation Plugin versions.)
Code Barrel took over the old Automation Plugin for Jira from Atlassian in March 2017 and renamed it to Automation Lite for Jira. Its latest release 3.0.0 is built from their next generation codebase, which is the same codebase that is the foundation of Code Barrel's paid automation add-on called Automation for Jira.
This PDF Automation Plugin release supports both the old codebase and the new one, therefore it is compatible with the old Automation Lite versions (until 2.x), the new Automation Lite versions (from 3.0.0) and the new Automation versions (from 3.0.0).
Or in other words: PDF Automation Plugin is compatible with all automation add-on editions!
More robust installation
Previous add-on versions may have had class-loading issues right after installation or version update. This release comes with rewamped OSGi dependency management, to prevent those issues.
This new automation action allows generating PDF documents periodically or by triggered by issue events (created, updated, transitioned, work logged, etc.) and then attaching the resulted file to a Jira issue. The target issue can be the one which triggered the automation, or another one selected by a JQL query!
This realease fully supports Jira Data Center, enabling automation in clustered Jira deployments.
This is a compatibility release for Jira 7, also maintaining compatibility with the Jira 6 line.
In previous plugin versions, when multiple email addresses were used as target for the "Send PDF" action, the email's body text was repeated unwantedly. This is now fixed.
The new action called "Save PDF" allows you to generate PDF documents from your Jira issues, and save those to the file system. It offers a simple and pragmatic solution to several data integration-, publishing- or backup use cases.
In addition to the standard fields of issues (like Status or Assignee, for example), you can now also access the custom fields in all template action parameters. For example, you can display custom field values in the body text of the emails, or generate PDF file names by including custom field values.
IMPORTANT: both must be installed before this plugin can be enabled!
All trigger types are supported:
"Send PDF" action is configurable:
Make your processes more efficient by sending Support Ticket exports to your customers, Project Status Reports to executives, Gantt Charts for project stakeholders, Release Notes documents to product owners, and so on.