Come for the products,
stay for the community

The Atlassian Community can help you and your team get more value out of Atlassian products and practices.

Atlassian Community about banner
Community Members
Community Events
Community Groups

if child issue of an epic status is done then auto create new child under the same epic

what will be automation rule applies for 

if child issue's status is done then automatically create new child under the same epic. 

2 answers

Hi @Aysha_Mohammad ,

I think you then create a rule with Issue transitioned as trigger, a Branch rule / related issues with the EPIC and below that a create issue action.
See also the screenshot.

And then of course expand with conditions.

Does this point you in the right direction?

Regards, MarcoScreenshot 2022-06-17 at 15.57.25.png

Thank you Marco, I tried this before but it does work for me, 

my concern is create new child when the status of previous child = done for same epic.

Hi @Aysha_Mohammad ,

And a rule like this one?

Screenshot 2022-06-17 at 16.15.07.png

I'd say, try something like this - of course you have to adjust statut in "transition condition" and issue type

Bez tytułu.png

Thanks for reply, I dont have option for epic link Screenshot 2022-06-17 at 15.12.38 (2).png

You do have this option but you don't realize you do :)

Click on "Choose fields to set" and then pick "Epic link" from this dropdown listBez tytułu.png

Like # people like this

This rule is worked for epic, for instance if epic status change to finished than new child is created for same epic 


which rule applies  if one child status is finished and new child is created within same parent?

Not sure if I understand your intentions.

You want this rule to:

  1. Don't trigger when an epic is closed
  2. Trigger only for tasks inside an epic


I am sorry Marcin if you not understand my point, well yes  I want trigger only for task inside an epic 

May be you can get my point from screenshot Screenshot 2022-06-17 at 16.23.02 (2).png

So you can achieve this by adding a JQL condition like this:

Bez tytułu.png


If you need to run this automation only in one specific epic then you can change this query to:

issuetype = Task and "Epic link" = TP-48
Like Marco Brundel likes this

Unfortunately it does not work.

@Aysha_Mohammad can you open "Audit log" tab and see the logs?
If you provide me a screenshot of it, maybe I'd be able to help if I see what's not working exactly


Bez tytułu.png

@Marcin Wiktor here is screenshot for audit log 


Screenshot 2022-06-20 at 15.24.01 (2).png

this rule is working for epic, If epic status changed to finished new child is created automatically,  screenshot attached for this rule 


I need when one child's status reached to finished another child is created under the same epic. Screenshot 2022-06-20 at 15.28.50 (2).pngScreenshot 2022-06-20 at 15.31.12 (2).png


So you have uploaded 2 screens with different configuration - please notice that the first one has "If: Issue matches" condition (yellow background) and the second doesn't.

The first one is correct but the log says that something is wrong with permissions.


First - in the Rule details check who is the actor selected for this rule:

Bez tytułu.png

If this is set to "Automation for Jira" then make that "atlassian-addons-project-access" role is added to:

- Browse project

- Create issues

- Edit issues

- Transition issues

Bez tytułu.png

Thank you very much @marcin 

its working now 

@Aysha_Mohammad no problem, happy to help :)

Like Aysha_Mohammad likes this

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Published in Jira Software

Upcoming changes to epic fields in company-managed projects

👋 Hi there Jira Community! A few months ago we shared with you plans around renaming epics in your company-managed projects. As part of these changes, we highlighted upcoming changes to epics on...

14,098 views 34 44
Read article

Community Events

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find an event

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.

Host an event

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events

Events near you