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Copy description of "template" US

Currently descriptions come from a lot of places and are written by a lot of people. But, for consistency, I'd like to write all my Jira cards in the same way.

So, I've created a "template card", which I can copy paste into every other PBI.

I was hoping, though, this could easily be done with rule automation.


So I want:

When I want to execute (manual trigger)
The current US description becomes = template description + current description (I don't want to lose my current description)

Anyone can help me along? Do I need to use the advanced field editing? And if so, how?

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Hi @Mick van Breukelen 

Yes, you can do that.  We add the INVEST definition after the description once a story is created, and you could switch the order put your template first.

Here is an outline what we do:

  • Trigger: issue creation
  • Action: re-fetch (We do this because of the potential timing issues in rule execution, so all data may not be loaded for the create trigger without the re-fetch.)
  • Related issues condition: check if any Related Issues are linked issues, with types of "is cloned by" or "clones".  (This prevents adding the template to cloned issues.)
  • Action: edit description, add your template text, followed by {{issue.fields.description}}


Best regards,


Hi @Mick van Breukelen 

Test this app Easy Field Template

You can add a template with a manual trigger.


Hi @Julien Guilbert 

I'm not sure why I would. Rule automation is free, while that app would cost me.. $25 per month?

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