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Use JIRA automation to create epic with issues


I set up a JIRA Automation rule in order to automatically create epic & issues when some personalized fields are filled. Please see below the rule. 

On the else / if part of the rule, I create first an epic and then a ticket. I would like this ticket to have the previous created epic as epic link. How could I do so ?


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Hello @Malvina Garnier

Were you able to make this work? I'm looking to implement the exact same thing and would really appreciate some help!



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Jack Brickey Community Leader Dec 30, 2021

Hi @Malvina Garnier , if you are asking how to create an epic and underlying stories within an automation rule there are a number of existing posts that could help. I found this one with a quick search that might help - Automation-Set-Epic-Link-on-Story-to-Epic-created-in-the-same-automation  

if I’m missing the mark please LMK. 

Jack Brickey Community Leader Dec 30, 2021

In looking at your screenshot I think the key piece you are missing is the Branch component once epic is created.

Hi Jack. Thanks for your answer. I'm really sorry but, I took a look on the post you advice me to check and I tried to reproduce what is done but I may do something wrong and it still doesn't work :'( 

Jack Brickey Community Leader Dec 30, 2021

Yep as your solution depicts the branch component is the key.

Hi @Malvina Garnier 

Yes, what Jack describes:

One alternative to using the branch on recently created issue is to instead set the epic link to most recently created issue's key directly: {{createdIssue.key}}

Kind regards,

I tried different option but no one works. Maybe I should you the 'More options' field ? Hope I will find help here :) 

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