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Prepopulating the sumamry field of a subtask with it's parent summary


I'm pretty new to the whole Jira development.

I'm trying to repopulate the Subtask summary with it's parent's summary on creation.


I've read through old threads but could not set up a working workflow.

Should the script be added as a post function script or as a listener script ?

Please help.

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Tansu Akdeniz Community Leader Jul 16, 2018

Hi @Kermit Swampson,

One solution is to add a Script Behavior that reads the parent value while creating sub-task and makes it read-only.

  • Go to Behaviours
  • Add new behaviour than add mapping
  • Go to Fields
  • Add Field (Ex Summary)
  • Add Serverside script
import com.onresolve.jira.groovy.user.FormField;
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.Issue;
import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor;

FormField parent = getFieldById("parentIssueId");
FormField summary = getFieldById("summary");
Issue parentIssue = ComponentAccessor.getIssueManager().getIssueObject(parent.getValue() as Long);

String parentSummary = parentIssue.getSummary();

Another option is to set it via script post-function on Create. There are lots of posts about it.

Please also check Subtask Default Fields.

Thanks @Tansu Akdeniz !

This was exactly what I was looking for.

Your help is much appreciated.

Tansu Akdeniz Community Leader Jul 17, 2018

Nice to hear that @Kermit Swampson.  Would you please mark as "Answered" (grey tick mark to the left of the answer). So that, other people will be able to find this answer easily for similar questions.

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