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Trying to delete all the children Tasks when an Epic is deleted


I'm trying to delete all the children Tasks when an Epic is deleted whith no luck.

I'm using JQL for "Branch rule/Related Issues": parentEpic = {{triggerIssue.key}}

Do you know what I'm doing wrong?

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The error in the Audit log is: "Error searching for related issues. This is most likely because the following issues don't have a related issue of the type you specified."

I also have tried to use "Stories (or other issues in Epic)" but it doesn't work either.

2 answers

Hi  Carlos,  i've just managed to create a rule for this specific problem


It's really hacky, you can change the "borrar420" to whatever you like.


To use it, just change the description of the epic to whichever string you choose, and it will first delete the subtasks/issues and then the epic itself.



It works and can be explained :) 

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andreas Rising Star Apr 25, 2017

Hi Carlos,

I don't think this is possible unfortunately. It's a bit of a chicken and egg problem with JIRA.

The issue is that we recieve the 'issue deleted' event *after* the epic issue has already been deleted.  By this stage, JIRA has already removed the epic link from all the stories that used to be in this epic.

As a result when you try to search for issues with this epic link, the search returns no results.

I'm afraid I don't really have a solution for this case at the moment.



Hi Andreas, thank you very much for the info!

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