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Only add two subtasks

Louise Overmars August 23, 2023


We are new in automation and we made a rule to create 2 subtasks when a story gets the status TO DO.

Well that worked.

But, when the story changes from status and is put on TO DO again for the second time, the same tasks are made again.

How do we create a rule that the 2 subtasks are only created once?



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Ravi Sagar _Sparxsys_
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August 23, 2023

Hi @Louise Overmars 

It is a common question. You can add an If/Else condition in your rule and check if the issue was created earlier. To check that it could be based on something like a specific summary. If in that issue there is already subtasks with that summary then don't create further issues.

You can use the Matching JQL like this.

summary ~ "Sub Task title"

 Condition would be: None match specified JQL.

I hope it helps.


Louise Overmars August 24, 2023

I'm gonna try it!


Louise Overmars August 30, 2023

@Ravi Sagar _Sparxsys_ 


I think I'm a total nitwit, but could you please write out the whole rule for me.

I'm doing something wrong and i don't see what :-D


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