Prevent a rule to run when cloning an issue

Annie Charbonneau
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October 23, 2019

I have an automation rule to create several subtasks which is triggered when a specific issue type is created. 

My problem is when people Clones that issue, the rule also runs and we get the subtasks in double - the ones cloned from the initial issue and the ones created via the automation rule when creating this issue. 

Is there a way to prevent the rule to run when it is for a clone issue?

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Manon Soubies-Camy _Modus Create_
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October 23, 2019

Hi @Annie Charbonneau and welcome to Community!

Are you using Automation for Jira? If so, I can't test it right now but I think the below condition should do the trick. It should prevent the rule from running when it's a clone:


Hope this helps,

- Manon

cestep February 24, 2023

I believe you'd only need the "clones" link type.

The "is cloned by" refers to the issue you're cloning and the automation rule wouldn't create subtasks for the issue being cloned.

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