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Automatically assign sub-tasks based on sub-task title


We have a project where most of the stories have the same set of 9 sub-tasks. Not all sub-tasks get assigned to the same user; however, the same title of a sub-task will get assigned to a specific user (ie “Domain Unit Tests” will get assigned to one person, while “Final Validation” gets assigned to someone else). Is there a way to automatically assign a sub-task to a user based on the title of the sub-task? 

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Hi @Kellie Bower -- Welcome to the Atlassian Community!

Yes, you could do that with automation rules.  For example if you wanted to do this when the issue is created, it would be something like this:

  • trigger: issue created
  • action: re-fetch (to reload the data)
  • condition: issue type is a subtask
  • if/else condition...with an advanced condition to check if the Summary contains "Domain Unit Tests"
    • action: assign to the person
  • else/if...for another Summary...

You could create another rule to handle changes to the Summary field.

To get you started on creating your rule, please review this documentation and examples:

Kind regards,

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