How to cascade "blocks" on tasks generated on Epic creation?

The rule is triggered on Epic creation.

I need to create several task/subtasks lets say from A to D. All tasks need to be linked to the Epic, but my business rules needs to be:

Task A blocks Task B 

Task B blocks Task C

Task C blocks Task D

All Tasks block the Epic.


Already resolved all Task linked to the Epic and blocks it.


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Nick Menere Community Champion Oct 08, 2017

Hi Sebastián,


This can be adding link to the previous issue when creating an issue. To add the link to the trigger issue you will have to do that in a step at the end of the rule. Jira doesn't allow you to add multiple links at the same time so we need to do this in 2 steps.

On the create screen, add the "Link issue" field and use the smart-value:


This links to the previously created issue.

Screen Shot 2017-10-09 at 3.33.52 pm.png


Then loop over all the created issues and link them to the trigger issue:

Screen Shot 2017-10-09 at 3.33.59 pm.png

Hope that is what you were after.




Thanks @Nick Menere that smart value works perfect!

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