How to transition the parent(Epic) to Done status when all the child issues have been transitioned to Done.

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This article mentions the scenario when the parent (Epic) needs to be transitioned to the Done status based on the status of the child's issues.


  • Currently, we have this template available to transition the parent issue based on the status of the subtasks: Auto close parent issue when all sub-tasks are done.

  • However, this article mentions the details if the parent(Epic) needs to be transitioned based on the child's issues and not the subtasks.

  • To achieve this, you would need to configure a Branch Rule (For Epic (parent)) along with the related issues condition (Stories (or other issues in the Epic)).

  • Below is the detailed automation rule created for this use case:

Automation rule to transition EPIC to DONE when all child issues are transitioned to done

Updated on June 13, 2024

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