Marking Epic as "Done" on completing an epic in the backlog?

Currently, when changing an Epic's status to "Done" from the backlog, the issue page itself doesn't also change to "Done". Is there a way to automate this transition? I've been looking into backlog transitions, but I can't find anything that can interact with them.

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Steven Behnke Community Champion Aug 17, 2017

You could do so with a listener. Listen for Issue Created/Issue Updated events, look for changes to field Epic Status, and programatically transition the issue as neccesary. 

I see. I will need to get our sysadmin to install Listeners, but the rest sounds simple enough. Thank you!

Update: There are no listeners on Cloud. I was thinking of having a script adjust epics to their correct statuses periodically.

Hi @David Lang, @Steven Behnke,

We use a post-function to update the value of the Epic Status field on transition. That is then used to help us calculate the cycle time of the Epics. And you can do that in Cloud.

This is detailed in Understanding the cycle time of epics in Jira.

Hope that helps.

Nick Muldoon
Product Manager, Easy Agile

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