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Automation Rules - Update custom Parent Link field through JSON

Hi there,


Is it possible to update a Parent Link field which establishes Parent child relationships through Jira Hierarchy, through Automation rules? I've been trying but constantly getting JSON errors.


Any help would be much appreciated!


"fields": {
"customfield_10500": {
"hasEpicLinkFieldDependency": true,
"showField": true,
"data": {
"id": 449363,
"key": "DPT-43397",

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Alexis Robert Community Leader Feb 02, 2021

Hi @Ahmad Sidawi ,


in order to help you, could you please describe what you're trying to achieve with Automation ? Are you trying to create a a link between an Epic and Story ?





Hi Alexis, 

I'm to create a link between two issue types, where the relationship is according to Jira Roadmap.

You can see in the picture we have a parent issue and a child issue according to Jira Roadmaps, by creating a link through a custom field. I'm trying to automate that through Automations. Hopefully this helps :) 




Unfortunately updating the Parent Link field with Automation isn't supported at the moment. There's a ticket tracking this at

Ah OK. Thanks for your response :) 

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