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Automation to update Issue in another project after edit

I have two projects A and Project B used for reporting.

I have a rule than creates an issue in B every time one is created in A.

It also links A ->B


I would like to now updated the matching issue B everytime A is updated.


I created a variable to figure out which issue I will need to update


But any idea how I use this variable to update summary , desc etc the right issue in Project B please?

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Stefan Salzl Community Leader Mar 07, 2022

Hi James,

as you mentioned the issues are even linked there is a feature in the automation to look for linked issues and create actions on this linked issue(s).

I would say the rule could look like following (as far as I could read from your information):

  • trigger: value changes (eg. for special field)
  • conditions: can be set to limit for special conditions (eg. only runs issue type that triggered is Story,..... or only if linked issues are present in the trigger issue)
  • branch: for linked issues --> here you can also choose the link type you would perform actions on
  • action: edit issue --> you could then edit the linked issue (eg. copy field that was changed from trigger issue, etc.)

Hope this was helpful.


Thanks Stefan,

Thats what I figured out last night.

  1. I setup an automation over multiple projects (PROJECTA and PROJECTB)
  2. I created a condition to only work on PROJECTA.
  3. I created a variable PROJECTB-{{issue.key.substringAfter("-")}}  (this works out what PROJECTB item I am going to update)
  4. I used the For Linked issues
  5. I compare issue {{issue.key}} = var in step 3
  6. If true then I update the feilds.

This works well.

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