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Automation for Jira - create a trigger for "parent link" field edition


I'm trying to trigger an automation rule (to create a new task), based in Automation for JIRA app when the field: "Parent Link" is updated


Creating a new rule:

ScreenHunter_7093 Jun. 04 08.25.jpg


The field: "Parent Link" is not available:ScreenHunter_7094 Jun. 04 08.26.jpg



Other fields are ok:

ScreenHunter_7095 Jun. 04 08.26.jpg



Can you help? How can I have the trigger when "Parent Link" field is updated?


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Hi @Humberto Gomes 

Parent Link field is not searchable field so you can't do this like you described.

I don't know what version of Automation for JIRA you have but please check branch rules feature -




Sven Moon I'm New Here Oct 21, 2020

Hi, I have the same question and the above link does not seem to work. Also, since the trigger must be the 1st event, I don't entirely understand what branching rules has to do with the solution. 

Hey @Humberto Gomes 


Is this 'Parent Link' the link between 'Initiatives' and 'Epics' as per the Portfolio add on?



Yeah Portfolio has since been changed to "advanced roadmaps for Jira" but the hierarchy is



  • Epic (Epics are associated to Initiative through "Parent Link")
    • Tasks (Tasks associated to Epics through "Epic Link")
      • Sub-tasks

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