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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.

2 answers

1 accepted

3 votes
Answer accepted

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...

Hi Rich,

I hope you are doing good.

I am also working on the similar automation requirement, can you please share your automation rules set so that I can reuse maximum and customize further to full-fill my requirement.

Thanks for your support.

Hi @Rich Johnson ,

Can you share a screenshot of the automation if you still have it? I have the same problem. But I couldn't do it.




I am having the same issue. Does anyone else have more specifics on how to resolve this?

@Deniz Yalçıntepe @Holly Schomann 

The rule has changed slightly from when I first created it. I changed "relates" to a new custom verb "satisfies". Other than that it should be essentially the same rule. I added several custom fields I needed copied, but it all works. Note in the second screenshot I had to do both verbs "satisfies" & "is satisfied by". I can't remember if I did both and just never removed one, or if they are both indeed needed. Hope it helps.

Screenshots Here

Like Holly Schomann likes this

Thank you so much for your reply!

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