Is there any way to automatically set the Epic Name to the Summary or vice versa? We want these values to be the same. Because we are integrating with Roadmunk and their cards display Summary whereas the Jira Boards we have generally use the Epic Name field. When these two fields differ, it causes confusion and we see no value in them being different anyway.
There's unfortunately no native feature for that.
That being said, you could use third party apps to have a post-function in your Epics workflow after creation (before reaching first status) which would be copying summary to Epic Name. If you already have any script app such as PowerScript or ScripRunner you can even script it :)
Hope this helps!
I'd also like to keep the Epic name and Summary as the same, or more importantly, only prompt the user for one. Unfortunately Epic Name is a required field and locked on the instance we have, so users are forced to enter data to both.
That said, epic name isn't offered when creating an epic through Boards > Backlog > Epics > Create Epic, so I assume something has been added to our Jira (v7.11) that changes the behaviour of the field without changing the default create epic screen.
I think my only option is to stop Epic Name from being a required field, but as it's locked I can't do that through the UI. https://confluence.atlassian.com/jirakb/how-to-unlock-a-locked-jira-software-field-779158866.html
I'd love to know how the field became required and locked too, but I'm new here so I doubt I'll find that answer.
If anyone is still looking for an answer to this question in (or after) April 2020, then two things changed here:
1. Next-gen epics have only summary, the epic name is gone.
2. You can use automation to set epic name to summary or vice versa without a need to install any addon, it is available in Jira-Cloud natively.
Hi @Coco S Chaussée ,
You can read more about it here: https://www.atlassian.com/software/jira/features/automation and take a look at this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMxv8u30DH8
or read in more details here: https://support.atlassian.com/jira-software-cloud/docs/automate-your-jira-cloud-processes-and-workflows/
Or you can navigate to System > Automation rules and try it by yourself.
@Ayelet Ben-Tzur I was not able to get it to work on epic creation but I was able to write an automation so that if the epic summary changes, so does the epic name.
When: Issue Updated
If: Summary does not equal the Epic Name from the Current Issue
Then: Edit Issue fields (Epic name = Copy from Summary from Current issue)
Navigate to Project settings > Automation
1) Create a new rule (a global rule will use your monthly limit, a project based one will not.)
2) At the 'New trigger' screen pick 'Issue created' as the trigger. Save.
3) At the 'Add component' screen pick 'New condition'
4) At the 'New condition' screen pick 'Issue fields condition'
5) In the 'Field' dropdown pick 'Issue Type'
6) In the 'Value' dropdown pick 'Epic'. Save.
7) At the 'Add component' screen pick 'Branch rule / related issues'
8) The 'Type of related issues' should be set to 'Current Issue'. Save
9) At the next 'Add component' screen pick 'New action'.
10) At the 'New action' screen pick 'Edit issue' (it's located under 'Issue actions' subheading)
11) In the 'Choose fields to set...' dropdown pick 'Epic Name'
12) Click on the '...' (ellipsis next to the new text field) and click on 'Copy from'. The text field will turn into a button. Click the button.
13) In the 'Field to copy value from' dropdown menu pick 'Summary'.
14) Save. Name your rule and turn it on
15) Create another rule (this is to keep changes in sync).
16) At the 'New trigger' screen pick 'Field value changed' (it's located under 'Issue triggers' subheading).
17) In the 'Fields to monitor for changes' dropdown menu pick 'Summary'
18) In the 'For' dropdown menu pick 'Edit Issue'. Save
19) At the 'Add component' screen pick 'Branch rule / related issues'
20) At the 'Branch rule / related issues' screen press Save.
21) At the next 'Add component' screen pick 'New action'.
22) At the 'New action' screen pick 'Edit issue' (it's located under 'Issue actions' subheading)
23) In the 'Choose fields to set...' dropdown pick 'Epic Name'
24) Click on the '...' (ellipsis next to the new text field) and click on 'Copy from'. The text field will turn into a button. Click the button.
25) In the 'Field to copy value from' dropdown menu pick 'Summary'.
26) Save. Name your rule and turn it on.
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