How to copy Component data from Epic to Childern without overwriting anything in Children

Gregory Carman March 4, 2024

Hello all,

I created an automation rule to copy a specific component value from an epic to all related children items.  This seems to work fine, but I noticed that on some stories/bugs it replaced values in there with my Epic component only.  For example:
Epic gets a new component = ABC
Story already has data in this field = 123 and 456
When rule runs, story only has ABC (123 and 456 are removed)
How do I update the automation so that it just appends the new value (ABC) and doesn't overwrite it?
NOTE: Using the "Then: Edit issue fields - Components" to make the change
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Laurie Sciutti
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March 4, 2024

Hi @Gregory Carman ~ in your Edit issues fields action, ensure you include the Copy from Issue option in addition to the Components you want to add.  That ensures any existing Components are retained.  HTH

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Gregory Carman March 5, 2024

It took some additional edits here and there, but I got this to finally work. Thank you Laurie!

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March 5, 2024

Awesome!!

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