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Automation - How to create "manually triggered" tasks under an epic?


I'm trying to create manually triggered tasks under one same epic.

I'm able to create a list of tasks with descriptions when manually triggered. The problem is, these are created individually in the board and are not attached to the epic I'm in when triggered.

My log is

- When manually triggered

- Issue type equals: Epic

- Then: create a new Task in Same Project as trigger


Please help :)


2 answers

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Hi Fabian and MW, 


That works!! thank you

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Fabian Lim Community Leader Jun 17, 2022

Hi @Sixtine Sulaski

You need to update the epic link field when you create the tasks.

So for the Create new task, edit the epic link field and add the smart value {{triggerIssue.key}} which will add the key of the epic.


Actually you need to select "Copy from trigger issue" value, you can't use smart values here:

Bez tytułu.png

Fabian Lim Community Leader Jun 17, 2022

Thanks for the reminder.  I believe that epics don't have epic links since he is running the rule from the epic.

So what you need to do is use the advanced options then:

where you update the epic link field with the {{triggerIssue.key}}

I hope this helps.


Well, your point is right but somehow this works - this screen I posted is from my automation which is triggered on the epic level and it works - it creates a few tasks inside the epic

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