How to automatically transition an epic when story starts to progress?

As a JIRA admin I want

  • my open EPIC ticket to transition automatically into the next status (in progress)


  • one of the issues in epic
  • one of the linked stories

is moved from open to any other status (e.g. in progress, in dev, ..).


List of installed add-ons which may be useful:

  • Automation
  • JIRA Utilities
  • JIRA Suites Utilities
  • JQL tricks
  • Script Runner

I can´t find any option in the post function area or any other hint how to solve that problem for EPICS and STORIES - only for tasks / subtasks.



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Andreas Knecht Community Champion Nov 21, 2016

There's now a very easy to configure way to transition stories when their epic changes (and vice versa) using Automation for JIRA!

You can easily modify related issues (such as parents, stories, sub-tasks, epics, linked issues and even JQL) using our related issues action and condition:

(this example moves stories in the epic to "To Do" but that could be changed to anything really. You could set this up in reverse so that changes to a story transition the parent epic)

For more details see

Thanks very much!! That's exactly that I was looking for!. Now, when any of the Epic's Issues is resolved differently than "Done", the status of the Epic changes to his corresponding state. :D!

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Steven Behnke Community Champion Oct 06, 2016

Please let us know what add-ons you have – This isn't really possible out of the box but many add-ons add functionality that add capabilities like this.

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I added a list of add ons above in the ticket. 

Thanks in advance!

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@Steven Behnke - any idea on that topic? 

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