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Create a new project key with automate



I would like keys follow each other for the task, but not for the sub-task. It seem not possible.
I would like to create a new field and to use automate to generate a new key.

Automate has to read the field of the last created task ("M20001" for example), add +1 to transform to "M20002" and then to edite the field of the new task to write "M20002".

Do you aldready done someting like that?


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You won't be able to do that in Cloud, and it's actually a lot harder than you think in server as well - you will end up with gaps and duplicates.

Frankly, don't bother.  Your sequenced key is of no real use to the end-users.

Thank you for your answers.

So I have to find another way to work with the key...

Probably not.

You have not told us why you think you want to do this.  If you could explain the problem you are trying to solve by generating a redundant key, we might be able to help you find a better solution

Please do not accept answers that are not answers.

I created a project named "modification" in order to open tickets for each modification request. All of these tickets have a specific number (the key) and each of them follow the previous.
In these tickets, I would like to use subtasks and define user. But these subtasks use the same key than the tasks... so the tasks keys don't following.

Ok, but why do you think you want the keys to "follow"?

If we use key for the subtasks, our current key format will become to small and we will change it.
In the same time, it is less user friendly...

Neither of those are any reason to do what you've proposed.  I don't see any benefit from having a non-useful non-unique key.

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John Funk Community Leader Dec 07, 2020

Hi Manu - Welcome to the Atlassian Community!

I am not aware of any way this is possible in Jira Cloud. 

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