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Jira Automation: Create Sub-tasks with Manual Triggers

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Hi Everyone,

In this tutorial, we will show you how you can use manual triggers to create sub-tasks with Jira Automation. 

Rule 1: Create Dev Sub-tasks

In the first rule, we use a manual trigger to create development sub-tasks.

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Rule 2: Create Content Sub-tasks

In the second rule, we use a manual trigger to create content sub-tasks.



Key Concepts

Manual Trigger

The rule will run when it is manually triggered by a user. You can refine which groups can manually trigger a rule. This trigger is useful for automating common tasks, or testing or debugging a rule.

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You can then go the ticket and click on the "Rule executions" section.

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Select the manual trigger you want to execute and run it.

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Remember to refresh the page to see the latest changes.

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Create Subtasks

This action creates sub-tasks and only supports setting the Summary of the sub-task.  Selecting Add fields will convert the Create sub-tasks action into a Create issue (issue type: sub-task) action, allowing you to set additional fields.

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Click Here to view the video tutorial.


Eli Solutions


I really like the simplicity of this one. There are tons of times where I want to create tasks in bulk like this. Thanks for sharing. 

Taranjeet Singh
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Jan 24, 2022

Thanks for sharing this article, @Eli Solutions Team -Eli Solutions- ! This is super useful for new Jira Automation users.

Please keep on adding such simple and useful content related to Jira Automation use cases in this group.

Bill Sheboy
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Jan 24, 2022

Thanks, @Eli Solutions Team -Eli Solutions- 

For a rule like this, I recommend adding a condition to prevent multiple executions (as needed).  Given the potential for lag time in rule execution the condition will save users cleanup time of removing duplicate subtasks.

Kind regards,

Eli Solutions Team -Eli Solutions-
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Jan 27, 2022

Thanks @Bill Sheboy for your recommendation.

Carlos Garcia Navarro
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Feb 14, 2023

Thank you for sharing!


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