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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!



Hi Antonio, 

Sorry for the late answer but yes, I do. See my last comment for the solution ;) 

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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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