Can Jira Automation append the user name in the summary field and all the linked tasks ? March 12, 2024

Use case:  Streamlining the onboarding process.  Have a template epic for all new employees linked with multiple tasks.  They have to just clone it and work on all the tasks one by one.   

The rule should be applied only to that particular Epic, so it doesn't affect globally.  What is the best way to do this ?  Smart Values or Manual.  I tried to add all the conditions with if/else block and for some reason JIRA doesn't like it.

This is to track the status of each onboarding employee.  Please let me know if anyone needs more info.

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Bill Sheboy
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March 12, 2024


For a question like this, please post:

  • an image of your complete automation rule,
  • images of any relevant actions / conditions / branches,
  • an image of the audit log details showing the rule execution, and
  • explain what is not working as expected.

Those will provide context for the community to offer ideas.  Thanks!

Until we see those...

Where is the user name information stored?  Once that is identified, it will be possible at the time the epic is created to concatenate the name to the Summary of the epic and its child issues.

Kind regards,

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