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Automation - How to copy field from linked issue when issue is linked


For clarification, I have Jira Cloud. I am trying to create an automation that copies a custom field called "Relative Control Weighting (1-10)" (customfield_10059) from the linked issue into a different custom field called "Control Weighting Score" (customfield_10079) in the current issue.

The source field is a Dropdown type. The destination field is a text type (since I found you cannot do this on a dropdown type)

After reading up on this link, I have:

When: Issue Linked - Type: Related to

Then: Edit issue field - Advanced

"fields": {
"customfield_10079": "{{issue.issuelinks.inwardIssue.customfield_10059}}"


The automation runs, but does not copy the source field to the destination field. In fact, I see nothing has changed. The audit logs show SUCCESS:

Edit issue
Issues edited successfully

Which is weird because ESS-209 is the issue that I am linking, and from which I want to copy the custom field. So it should not be editing ESS-209.


I have also tried using:

"fields": {
"Control Weighting Score": "123"

just to try to statically set the value to 123, but it does nothing.

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I figured it out!

My problem was I was attempting to update the issue that I was linking, rather than the issue on which I was creating the link.


When: Issue linked, Type: Relates

For Linked issued: Types: Relates

Then: Edit issue fields...

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