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wrong jql 'epic' regex causing show stopper warning

issueType = Epic AND status in ('Done') AND issue in linkedIssues({{issue.key}}, 'is implemented by'))

so the above is my jql statement in my jira automation lookup issues action and i'm getting the following warning


Invalid JQL


Error parsing template: smart values {{parent link}}, {{epic link}} and {{epic}} are deprecated. Please use {{parent}} instead.

 the moment i remove 'issueType = Epic' from my jql, it works fine

fairly certain the regex to flag this error is wrong since i should be able to search for epic issueType, i can't search for parent issue type in this case. the warning is blindly searching for the word epic to flag the error


*edit* noticed that jql that doesn't have linkedIssues seems to be fine with epic in it's name

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This seems to be fixed now and we're free to use "EPIC" without any problems,

Having the same issue:

Can't use {{issue.parent.epic.summary}} anymore

Is this the cause?

It is related to it but it feel like the validation fails whenever you mention Epic and not only as a smart values. 

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Adam Rypel _MoroSystems_
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May 04, 2023

Hi, seems to be some kind of bug - worked for us fine previously and this started happening to us too now. I guess these smart values were removed from Automation and whenever you mention these keywords in jql, it just throws error.

As a temporary workaround, we used IDs of those entities. So for your case, try using ID of Epic issuetype instead of its name. So for example:

issueType = 10000 AND status in ('Done') AND issue in linkedIssues({{issue.key}}, 'is implemented by'))

Having similar issues with automations, seems like whenever I mention Epic it just fails validation 

Daniel Kohn
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May 04, 2023

same here, no smart value will work for us when you have "Epic" in the JQL

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