How to perform action on lookup issues results in Jira automation

Meital Adir April 4, 2024


We are trying to link issues with automation, based on a project key that provided in the parent issue. On the highest level issue = Initiative, provide the project key, the automation will go to that project and find all the epics with lookup issues, and linked them to initiative.

I can set up the first part to go to the epics of this project key, but I don't know how to preform the action on the lookup issues = epics. 

I've tried advanced brunching and I got this error: The provided smart value was unable to be resolved to an object.

Automation rule .jpg 

Any assistance will be appreciated. 



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Kalyan Sattaluri
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April 4, 2024

Hello @Meital Adir 

Syntax is {{lookupIssues}}, not {{lookupissues}}

So in your advanced branch, use {{lookupIssues.key}}

And also there is an action to "link" to trigger issue, you dont need to "edit" issue inside your branch.

Nithya Natarajan April 4, 2024

Hi @Kalyan Sattaluri 

We have tried the workaround provided. The functionality fetched the epics based on the project key.

But actually, we are trying to update the Parent field in the Epics based upon the project key on the Initiative which is not getting updated.

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