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How to copy the value of Account from an Epic to a task of that epic?



We are running the cloud version of Jira, and have the Tempo plugin and the Automation for Jira plugin.

Does anyone know how I can copy the value of the Account field (a custom field introduced by the Tempo plugin), from an Epic to all underlying tasks upon a change on the epic?


I did not find that field in the drop down proposed by Automation for Jira and suppose I need to do the copy by means of Jsson.


I made an automation rule and tried the following JSSON code, but got an error when the rule got fired.

"update": {
"Account": [
"set": {
"value": "{{triggerIssue.fields.Account.value}}"

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Hello Peter,

As mentioned in this answer, It looks like the correct construct is to make the id a string:

    "fields": {
        "Account": "234"

 Can you give it a go and let me know if it works?

This works. But now I need to be able to fetch a long based on the epic's account.
Any idea how to integrate that in my above JSSON?

Found it... Big thanks mate!

"fields": {
"Account": "{{}}"

Hi @Peter Ebraert @Petter Gonçalves  

Now I am trying to create an automation rule, so all the underlying tasks are taking the account name from the related epic.


I tried as follows: 
When: Value changes for account
For Linked issues
Then: Edit Issue Fields Account - Account: Copy Account from Epic Issue


However if I set an Account in an Epic no changes appear in the task accounts. 


Can you please help me, what rule should I set so our tasks have an account?


Thank you and best regards,


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