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Jira Automation: Video Tutorial on how to keep Parent and Subtasks in Sync

Eli Solutions Team -Eli Solutions-
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August 20, 2021

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Hi Everyone,

In this video tutorial, we will show you how you can use automation to keep parent and sub-tasks issues synchronized.


Rule 1: Status Sync

- When you resolve a sub-task, you can set up a rule to automatically transition the parent issue if there are no additional unresolved sub-tasks. 

Rule 2: Fields Sync

Another common use case is for sub-tasks to inherit values from their parent, for example, fix versions.  You can sync these values to ensure that both parent and sub-task have up-to-date information.


Keep Pointers

  • Branching Rules: 


This means that when using automation, actions often need to apply, not only to the source issue that triggered the rule, but also to any issues that are related to the source issue. For Rule 1, we branch the rule from the sub-task to its parent. For Rule 2 we branch the rule from the parent to its sub-tasks.  

  • Related Issues Condition:


This means that it checks if related issues exist on the branch issues (e.g. parent, sub-tasks, epics, stories, etc.) or matches a specified JQL query. For Rule 1, we match a specific JQL to ensure that all-subtasks are in done status before performing the transition. 

Click Here to view the video tutorial.


Eli Solutions

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