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Rule to create lssue link when there is epic link entered in the story


Dear Team,

We've a JIRA project to maintain in project 1 which is aimed to create the epic. And we have another project 2 which is aimed to create the stories for development work. We're giving the epic link in this development story after the story is created. 

For reporting, we've AIO reports. We've a challenge in AIO reports to generate the reports based on the EPIC and issues under this EPIC. As per the other discussion in community it's not possible to list issues under Epic from AIO reporting. 

Thus I'm looking to some automation using JIRA Automation. My idea is to create a issue link whenever there is epic link added in the story. I'd done the below automation but the errors are coming when the rule is exeucting. 


How can I can pass the value "Epic Link" in the smart value from the edited story?  or is there any better way to create issue link when epic link is created? 


How can we know what are the possible smart values to use in the automation? 




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Vishwas Rising Star Jan 26, 2022

Hey @Praveen Chitturi 

Did you try 

{{issue.parent.Epic Link}}

To know the list of available smart values, please check this link




Hi @Vishwas  ,


Thanks for pointing me the smart values documentation. Though the smart value you've provided didn't worked for me but implemented the similar one based on the documentation as below.

With that I'm deleting the existing links for the issue and adding new issue link for the epic. 

Thanks a lot for answering this.  




Vishwas Rising Star Jan 26, 2022

Great !!

Thanks for sharing the answer too, it helps the community !!

Hi @Praveen Chitturi ,
In case you would like to avoid AIO reporting limitations, you can try the eazyBI app for Jira. It has a default epic hierarchy reporting, see an example report here:

And in case you have one project as Master and link epics from other projects, you can create an epic hierarchy without a project, see eazyBI documentation here:

Gerda //

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