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copy single select custom field from epic to story with automation


we have a field of single select list A on the EPIC

I want to be able to copy it's value to the story (to the same field or either a text-field) to the stories of this epic 

1. when the stories are created and linked to this epic

2.when the field is edited in the epic to have this synced to the stories.


how can I do that? 

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I created 2 rules ,

1 - update the stories every time myfield is edited on Epic

using smart value {{issue.parent.myfield}} to get the value from epic to story



2. second rule to copy the value of "myfield" to "storyfield" from Epic to story on story creation 

in action edit issue field, use the same as rule 1 


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John M Funk Community Leader May 29, 2022

Hi Aya - Welcome to the Atlassian Community!

Take a look at one of the common use cases in this link.

Thanks John see below how I solved it

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John M Funk Community Leader May 31, 2022

I don't see your screenshot, but glad you got it solved!

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