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Start and finish date of an epic with the max date of the tasks related


For a project I want to set the start and finish date of each epic considering the max date of the tasks related. 

I really appreciate ideas to set a rule.



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Hi @Angelica Hernandez 

Are you asking how to do this with Automation for Jira rules?  If so...

I can think of a simple way to do this which does not handle all possible scenarios, and a more complicated way: The simple way assumes Start Dates only get earlier for tasks, not later, and that Due Dates only get later, not earlier.

With the simple way, you use one automation rule.  In my example below, I assume you mean Due Date as I do not see a Finish Date field in my Jira instance.  If you have a Finish Date field in your Jira instance, please substitute that field name.

  • Trigger: field value change for either Start Date or Due Date by an Edit operation
  • Condition: issue type is not epic
  • Branch: on epic (parent)
    • Advanced Compare Condition: {{triggerIssue.Start Date}} is not empty
    • Advanced Compare Condition: {{triggerIssue.Start Date}} is less than {{issue.Start Date}} (the epic)
    • Action: edit Start Date to the {{triggerIssue.Start Date}}
  • Branch: on epic (parent)
    • Advanced Compare Condition: {{triggerIssue.duedate}} is not empty
    • Advanced Compare Condition: {{triggerIssue.duedate}} is greater than {{issue.duedate}} (the epic)
    • Action: edit DueDate to the {{triggerIssue.duedate}}

The more complicated way uses two rules and can handle the dates changing in either direction, earlier or later.  Please let me know if you want me to post that information.

Best regards,


@Bill Sheboy , thank you so much! is Exactly what I needed.

Thank you for your complete responde, very useful 

Like Bill Sheboy likes this

I am glad to hear that helped you.  Please consider marking this question as answered; that will help others in the community find solutions faster.  Thanks!

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