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How to automate (action:Transition issue) a cloned issue (between projects)?


I would love someone to assist me with this issue. I need to move a cloned Issue (cloned from project A to Project B), to a status in Project B.

In other words (this is the scenario):

I have 2 projects: Project A, and Project B.

Step 1: An issue is created in Project A.

Step 2: Automation in Project A, clones the issue to Project B, and removes the issue from Project A

Step 3: The issue is now opened/cloned/created in Project B

Project A automation:

Screen Shot 2022-08-30 at 16.34.56.png

Step 4: Does not work!!!

I need to have an automation that transitions the issue to another status. I am trying to use the following trigger:

- When the issue is created, Then...

- When an issue moved from another project, Then...

Project B automation:

Screen Shot 2022-08-30 at 16.41.05.png

Any idea how can this be done?


Thanks in advance.



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John Funk Community Leader Aug 30, 2022

Hey Gil,

What about it doesn't work? It doesn't fire? It fires but gives an error? It fires and no error, but it doesn't do what you want it to do? 

First thing I would check is if there are any conditions on the transition you are trying to perform. 

It does not fire the automation.

I think that the trigger: "When: Issue created" is not relevant since the issue is cloned and not created...just a gut feeling.

Mark Segall Community Leader Aug 30, 2022

A clone is still considered a created issue by the target project.  That checkbox is critical for the second rule to fire.

@John Funk - Thanks for assisting!

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John Funk Community Leader Aug 30, 2022

Agree with Mark - that would fire the rule. But you need to check the box to allow other rules to trigger your second rule. You would do that in the Rule Details page. 


@Mark Segall - Thanks. I will check this now and will update you.

@John Funk @Mark Segall  Thanks! It works now.

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Mark Segall Community Leader Aug 30, 2022

Hi @Gil Blau - My first advice is to make sure that the "Project B Automation" has the checkbox set for:

"Check to allow other rule actions to trigger this rule. Only enable this if you need this rule to execute in response to another rule"

If that is already set, please share audit logs for the failed rule(s) so we can help diagnose a bit further.

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Hi @Gil Blau 

I am curious: what is your scenario leading to deleting the original issue? 

Specifically...if there is any work that happens on the issue in "project A" before the clone and subsequent deleting, won't you lose any Jira reporting on it?

Thanks, and kind regards,

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