is there a way to close epic when all child items are closed?

Hi, similar to sub-tasks / stories functionality, we would like to be able to have Epics closed when all items within it have been closed, is there a way to do that?

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Not using the Agile Board functionality. You will need to develop your own workflow post function that automatically closes the Epic when all the stories related to it are closed.

Thanks for the response, is there any directions or documentation/samples you can facilitate so I can know how to perform this?

You can see an example of writing a post function here: You will need to use the above logic inside the post function.

You could use the Update issues post function on the Close issue transition to transition the related epic to closed based on the condition that the JQL that queries all non-closed subtasks of the epic returns 0. You will need to use Substitution variables to get the epic name and to condition on the JQL returning 0 issues.

We already use your add on here but i am struggling to get to grips with using Substitution variables to perform the question being asked in this thread. The documentation is quite difficult to follow as (for obvious reasons) it is not directly related to this request.


Could you please share some specifics on how one would accomplish this using the update issue post function?

I think you want original_Epic Link. It should be the issue key for the epic linked to the issue being created. So if that is not blank and the JQL query to find all issues associated with that epic.

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