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What version of JIRA introduced the Lookup Issues action in automation?

I'm running JIRA on my own server and want to be able to sum up the story points for all the stories under an epic.  I see that you can do this with automation using the Lookup Issues action.  However my version of JIRA doesn't have this option.  Does anyone know what version this was added for the server version?  I can't seem to find anything in the documentation about when this was added.


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Hi @Brad Johnston  -- Welcome to the Atlassian Community!

As already noted, the Lookup Issues action does not exist for the Server/Data Center versions of automation rules.

I can think of a couple of work-arounds possible for the use case you described of summing the story points up to the parent epic:

  • the Server/Data Center version has a bulk-handling feature for issues, and you could use that with a scheduled trigger on a specific epic with JQL, branch to the epic, and then make the update.
  • perhaps you could use a web request to call the REST API with JQL to gather the issues, and then use the response to sum the values.  One advantage of this approach is that it could be used for any epic, rather than only for one hard-coded into the scheduled trigger's JQL

Kind regards,

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Unfortunately this option was not implemented in Server yet

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