How can I get the field value in Epic to automatically populate the children tickets?
It seems it could be something I could add a Post-Function to the Resolution transition:
As a follow-on to this question:
how can I automate the Epic starting progress when one of the children tasks moves from open into an active state.
You can implement both behaviors using JIRA Workflow Toolbox add-on.
To do it you should insert "Write field on linked issues or subtasks" in transition "Resolve Issue" of your Epic's workflow, using the following configuration:
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To do it you should insert "Write field on linked issues or subtasks" in all the transitions in your children subtask's workflows that moves issues from Open status to active statuses. Use the following configuration:
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