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Add/copy specific epic field to epic parent linked issue.


Using Plans (old Portfolio) this is the hierarchy:


  • Initiative
    • Project
      • Epic
        • Task


Project and Epic have a custom field:

Status Notes




Every time the "status notes" is updated in an epic,  add (copy) this to the same field (Status notes) for the parent without losing the current information.



Starting point:


Project 1.1 – Status notes: Empty

   Epic 1.1.1 – Status note Empty

    Epic 1.1.2 – Status note Empty


Updating status note from Epic 1.1.1 with the status: “Epic on track”


End point:


Project 1.1 – Status notes: “Updated date - Project1.1 – epic on track”

       Epic 1.1.1 – Status note: Project on Track

       Epic 1.1.2 – Status note Empty


Next week, a new update is inserted, this time on Epic 1.1.2: Status notes = Epic Blocked

Project 1.1 – Status notes: “Updated date - Project1.1 – epic on track”

                                           “Updated date – Epic 1.1.2 – epic blocked”

Epic 1.1.1 – Status note: Project on Track

Epic 1.1.2 – Status note: “Epic blocked”


This copy can not delete already information in the parent issue. Just need to add it, starting with a new line


Can you help?

I have Jira automation commercial app to do this.

2 answers

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Hi @Humberto Gomes 

Two things - yes you can update issues that are linked to each other based on a transition, second for appending values I believe you should be able to use smart values along with updating fields using JSON. Have you tried creating an automation rule?



Yes, I'm trying to create the rule in the last few hours but with no success.



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