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Create an issue

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Create an issue

Creates a new issue using a template with front matter

Installation

Copy and paste one of the following snippets.

If you have a .workflow file:

action "Create an issue" {
  uses = "JasonEtco/create-an-issue@v1.2.0"
}

If you have a .yml file:

- name: Create an issue
  uses: JasonEtco/create-an-issue@v1.2.0
Learn more about this action in JasonEtco/create-an-issue
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Create an Issue Action

A GitHub Action that creates a new issue using a template file.

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Usage

This GitHub Action creates a new issue based on an issue template file. Here's an example workflow that creates a new issue any time you push a commit:

workflow "Create an issue on push" {
  on = "push"
  resolves = ["Create issue"]
}

action "Create issue" {
  uses = "JasonEtco/create-an-issue@master"
  secrets = ["GITHUB_TOKEN"]
}

This reads from the .github/ISSUE_TEMPLATE.md file. This file should have front matter to help construct the new issue:

---
title: Someone just pushed
assignees: JasonEtco, matchai
labels: bug, enhancement
---
Someone just pushed, oh no! Here's who did it: {{ payload.sender.login }}

You'll notice that the above example has some {{ mustache }} variables. Your issue templates have access to everything about the event that triggered the action. Here is a list of all of the available template variables.

Dates

Additionally, you can use the date filter and variable to show some information about when this issue was created:

---
title: Weekly Radar {{ date | date('dddd, MMMM Do') }}
---
What's everyone up to this week?

This example will create a new issue with a title like Weekly Radar Saturday, November 10th. You can pass any valid Moment.js formatting string to the filter.

Custom templates

Don't want to use .github/ISSUE_TEMPLATE.md? You can pass an argument pointing the action to a different template:

action "Create issue" {
  uses = "JasonEtco/create-an-issue@master"
  secrets = ["GITHUB_TOKEN"]
  args = ".github/some-other-template.md"
}
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