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Creating tasks as child issues of epic issue - Automation

I would like to create Epic issue with predefined children task issues automatically. 


When Created Issue = Epic

Than Create Issues as children to the triggered issue:





Thank you for your help.

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I have the same problem. This automation does not contain a rule to place the issue as a child issue of an Epic in my Next Gen roadmap. The automated tasks just appear in the backlog. 

How to achieve this in Jira server using script runner (Issues in Epic)

So I have a slightly different issue with this.  I need to create an Epic and then create stories attached to the epic.  But instead of the trigger being to create an issue, we need to have the trigger be a schedule.  They are quarterly tasks that have to be done.

Any thoughts on this?

This last run, it created the Epic needed on the scheduled day/time.  And it created the tasks needed.  However, it didn't link the tasks to the created Epic.

Anyone know what I'm missing?

I have done something similar that I suspect might be the answer for you. I created an epic and an epic task on a manual trigger.


Screenshot 2020-09-30 at 07.58.42.png

You can see I am creating an epic in one project and adding a task to the epic from a different project. I also send an email to the initiator to remind them to update the epic and child ticket. Hoping "Current Issue" resolves your problem in combination with the branch.

I have an Epic created on a schedule and then use the branch - "Most Recently Created New Issue" to create Tasks within it, using the "Epic Link" and Trigger Issue.


However, what I can't do is then create sub-tasks under some of those Tasks.

Creating sub-tasks off the current or trigger all come under the Epic directly, rather than the most recent Task.

I can't nest another branch within that branch either, and trying it from the root just links back to the original Epic.

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Jack Brickey Community Leader Apr 15, 2020

Hi Jakub,

here is an example of an automation I created for the same. i create multiple tasks and sub-tasks as well.


Thank you very much. But this example creates a task which doesn't belong to the epic I have just created. 

I would like to have task as a child to the epic.

I have the same request, to create an epic and automatically create child issues

I do have the same problem. I was able to create issues when an epic was created but wasn't able to connect them to the newly created epic. Or any suggestion from your side @Jack Brickey ?

FinalIy I was able to solve this problem doing the following:


The outcome looks like this:screenshot_02.png

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Hi @Luki

Great, it works perfectly. Thank you so much! 

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@Luki Thank you so much! This is making my Nex Gen project super automated :D

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Can someone advise what is the "Trigger Issue" in the Epic Link..

@Luki I have tried both of the above and i am still not getting a positive result. We use kanban only right now and have a hierarchy of :



child issues


The child issues are issue types we created such as step 1, step 2 etc within our org's workflow. Bottom line, when i follow the above steps, no child issues are added, as if they are not even being made. I read some where that you need script runner for the cloud automation to work; is this true? do you guys all have script runner in your bundle as well to execute automation.


Thank you for any help; we are trying to vastly reduce our setup time for our projects

nevermind! i figured it out!!

@BrentBot_  don't never mind - what did you figure out, please? :)

Even I tried the same but no results. Can any one explain what else to be done after setting up "Trigger Issue" in the Epic Link.

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