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Automation for Jira - Clone Epic, Story and Sub-tasks

Ideally I am trying to create an automated rule in jira, such that when an epic (with certain labels) transitions to Done, it clones the epic, the stories and their sub-tasks into a new Epic ready to be prioritised in the backlog. 

If this is not possible, then my option 2 is to have an automated rule that where a story (with certain labels) transitions to Done, it clones the story and its sub-tasks into a new story within the same epic.  

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Alexis Robert Community Leader Jun 09, 2021

Hi @Nicola Greene , 


this is actually a little complicated to do, but I found a way using 2 rules and labels to trigger copies.

First, you'll need to setup a rule that will clone the Epic, and "tag" the issue in this Epic with a temporary label (this way we now what issues to clone in the second step). We will also store the new Epic issue key in a temporary link for those stories.

It looks like this (first screenshot has the details of the Clone action, second one has the details for the Edit Issue action) : 


Screenshot 2021-06-09 at 14.11.47.png

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Then, the second rule will identify the Stories that we need to clone (and also clone their subtasks). Again the screenshots will show the details for each action :

Screenshot 2021-06-09 at 14.14.14.png

Screenshot 2021-06-09 at 14.14.27.png


Screenshot 2021-06-09 at 14.14.47.png


Let me know if this helps, 



Fantastic.  That works, thanks for your help.

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