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issueFunction in another issueFunction

I want to close epic automatically when the last issue is closed. The first condition after trigger (closing the issue) is a query wich checks if parent epic contains only closed tasks

issueFunction in issuesinEpics("NOT issueFunction in EpicsOf("status != Closed")")

This query doesn't work and i can't understand why Is it because of the issueFunction putted into another issueFunction? Is there any solution?

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Trudy Claspill
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Mar 25, 2023

Hello @Ivan Mantrov 

Are you working with Jira Cloud or Jira Server/Data Center?

I don't think you need to use the issueFunction option at all, depending on which type of hosting you are using. If you are on Jira Server/Data Center it would also depend on if you are using Automation Lite for Server or Automation for Data Center.

Here is an example of a rule that accomplishes your requirement.

This is valid for Jira Cloud and for Jira Data Center with Automation v8.1

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Here is the solution from Stack Overflow:

issueFunction in issuesInEpics("NOT issueFunction in EpicsOf(\"status != Закрыт\")")

One should use a backslash before quotes in the function that is nested in another function

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Oday Rafeh
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Mar 25, 2023

@Ivan Mantrov 

One solution could be to break the query into two separate JQL queries and use them together in your automation.

For example, you could first create a JQL query to find all issues in the parent epic:




Then you could create a second JQL query to find all closed issues in that epic:


"status=Closed AND parent in issuesInEpic('EPIC-123')"


Finally, you could use these two queries together in your automation to check if the parent epic contains only closed tasks:


issueFunction in issuesinEpics("parentEpic=EPIC-123") AND issueFunction not in issuesinEpics("status not in (Closed) AND parentEpic=EPIC-123")


This way, you are not nesting issueFunctions inside each other and the query should work correctly.


Let me know the results please. 



Thanks for the proposed solution, but I didn't quite understand what "epic-123" means. If you know the name of the epic, then this method may be suitable, but when automating, the name of the epic is not known in advance

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