There are couple fields in child issues that mostly match the parent issue, but sometimes need to be changed. For easy implementing I would like to copy the Epic values upon creating the child issue. I tried using 'Automation' in different configurations but I can't get it to work. It say's 'Succes' but the fields in the new issue don't reflect the fields in the Epic.
This is the current exported rule:
Thank you for taking your time to help me with this issue!
Would you please post images of your rule definition? That will help the community try to answer your question.
Your custom fields are different from those defined in other people's instances, so importing the rule's JSON may not help others understand your rule.
Thanks for the additional information. Three next steps to try:
An update: another community member saw a similar issue with the edit/copy not working. They solved that by adding a re-fetch action to solve a potential timing problem where the created issue does not yet have the parent link.
So, your updated rule would be:
Hi @Brellison -- Welcome to the Atlassian Community!
First thing: please consider creating a new question, and perhaps linking to related ones. That will ensure more people see it...only the people currently following this thread will see it otherwise.
On to your questions...
The rule you show is triggered on a field value change, not issue create. Are you certain that triggers on create as you noted?
Next, you should be able to detect the change in the epic and then copy that down to its child issues. For example:
Please also see the template library for other example rules like this: https://www.atlassian.com/software/jira/automation-template-library#/
Thanks for your help Bill! Your solution helped.
For clarification, I had the original rule in this thread running fine, but found a limitation in it that when the Epic's fields were updated, the existing issues' fields did not update to reflect the new value. But the automation you provided me fixes that.
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