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AUTOMATION FOR JIRA - Use some part of epic name as variable for issues names



I am currently trying to implement an automated system for certain projects so that the issue creation, which is pretty similar between them, gets automated.

My question is I would like to use part of the epic name (basically the company name) to be informed in the child issues of the epics. 

Example to be clear:

  1. I create an epic with the name -> Project for new client, Company A
  2. I want child issues to reflect that, for example:
    • Create Android App for Company A
    • Create iOS App for Company B


Can these be achieved in JIRA cloud?

Thanks in advance,


PD: Edited for clarification purposes,


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Alexis Robert Community Leader Aug 04, 2021

Hi @Albert Cantero , 


yes this is possible for Automation, you will need to use a function to match the text you need to keep.

For example, if your Epic has a name like "Company A - Project for a new client", then you know that you want to keep all the text before the character "-".

So you can use this smart value : 


{{issue.Epic Name.substringBefore("-")}}


You can have a look at the documentation on how to manipule text strings :


Let me know if this helps,



Thank you so much! This works!

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