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During sub task creation, can the parent's summary be included in the sub task summary?

Morning,

  I am creating a user management system in JWM for a business group. 

  • Parent task = employee name
  • Sub tasks = change tasks

When the 50+ sub tasks fire off, they have common language and does not identify WHO the action is for. 

  • Sub task example: Remove from X systems.

Is it possible for the sub task summary field to include the parent summary?

  • Field = {parent.summary) -The sub task title
  • Result: Jonathan Smith - Remove from X systems.

Worst case, I direct the assignees to click up a level and view the parent task... OR we create a redundant field called employee name where it matches the summary...

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Mark Segall Community Leader Dec 07, 2022

Hi @Jonathan Smith - Yes this is totally possible with Jira Automation.  You can do something like this:

  • TRIGGER: Issue Created
  • CONDITION: Issue Type = Sub-Task
  • ACTION: Edit Issue (Summary)
    • {{issue.parent.summary}} - {{issue.summary}}

After the sub-task is created, it will prepend the original summary with the parent summary.

Thanks Mark! I'll try this out and see which way the business would rather go.

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@Mark Segall I created a new branch (for sub tasks) at the bottom of my 50 item automation which edits the summaries to your code; This works perfectly! 

Thanks!

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Workaround:

  1. Created new field called "Business User" (free text)
  2. Automation will copy triggered summary into Business User field on sub task. 

I'd still like to know if there is a coding solution for this vs adding a new field.

Cheers.

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