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Can you assign the issue key to the label value of a linked issue in a procurement project

Hi all,

I have an automation that creates a linked issue in a procurement project.

What I would like to do is have the issue.key from the parent issue updated into the label of the linked issue.  This way I can display it on the board as it allows for the displaying of Labels.

I thought in the create issue step in the automation I could set labels to be issue.key but I get this error;


"Unknown fields set during create, they may be unavailable for the project/type. Check your custom field configuration. Fields ignored -
Labels (labels)"
But it allows me to select Labels as the field to edit in the create issue step.
Am I missing doing something with this or a better place to put the issue key from the parent issue to display on the card.

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Hello @Steven Lees-Smith

Thank you for reaching out.

I'm not sure if I totally understood your automation logic, but you can use the smart value {{issue.parent.key}} to properly copy the parent key to the labels field of a child/linked issue:

Screen Shot 2022-08-26 at 11.37.30 AM.png

Can you confirm if that works for you?

You can check the documentation below for more details about smart values:

Smart values in Jira automation 

Let us know if you have any questions.

Thanks for the reply, I was leaving out '.parent.' and now it works fine.



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