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Setting up a rule for Epics that have Parent Link to Initiative

When using the Planning feature, I want to auto-populate a number of fields on the EPIC to match those fields that are set on the Initiative.

I'm using the automation feature, and I see a lot of elements present for me to copy from "Epic, Parent, etc." but not sure how I tell it to get the data from the "Initiative".

I've got myself wrapped around the axel on this now.

So, here is the summation of what I want :

  • When an EPIC is created
  • The "Parent Link" field is not empty
  • Copy the 'Components' (For now) from the Initiative (in the Parent Link)



1 answer

Hi @Ron Chipman 

I know it isn't possible simply - it is a suggested feature, vote/follow JRACLOUD-74105 

You can also check out JSWCLOUD-19451, which suggests allowing Parent Link to behave like Epic Link

I haven't been able to locate a method to do this. You could create an additional link (via linked issues) between the Parent and the Epics, then a build a rule such as:

  • ActionScheduled; run a JQL search for issuetype = <Parent Issue Type>
  • Branch: For Linked Issues
  • Action: Edit Issue; copy issue data from Trigger Issue

Not ideal, but an alternative to populating them manually.


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