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Automation create Task and Subtask: Problem filter

I am in need of help when generating a JQL that looks for a task to associate subtasks to it.
This is because it generates an automation where on a certain day of the month, it creates a task and associates the subtasks to that task.

The JQL I am using is the following:
createdDate = now() AND text ~ "\"Task title".

Any opinion is welcome!

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Daniel Ebers Community Leader Jul 18, 2021

Hi @Valen Cardozo

here is a suggestion for an automation rule:


However, I believe Dario was getting the idea behind the JQL query better than me.
Correct me if I am wrong - intention on your end is being able to query for issues created using the rule. In that case it would be fine to extend the rule setting a custom field to a value of your choice or to label it.

Please adapt also the trigger - I missed your example "first day of a month" obviously.


Thank you @Daniel Ebers 
The example you provided is just what I needed to do, I take your example, thanks again!

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Dario B Atlassian Team Jul 16, 2021

Hello @Valen Cardozo ,

I am not sure I understand correctly the requirements. 

Is the automation rule creating the task and then creating the sub-tasks to be added to it or anything else?

However, in case you have to search for the created task but the JQL you are already using is also returning other results, an easy workaround would be to create a task issue type (or a specific component, or a value in a custom field, etc) that is only used  for these automatically created tasks and then you can easily match issuetype = XXX in your JQL (or component = XXX, etc).



Hi @Dario B 
Exactly, the idea is to run an automation every 1st of each month, generating a main task and also associate subtasks to that task with the different actions to be performed.

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Dario B Atlassian Team Jul 21, 2021

Hi @Valen Cardozo , 

Apparently I got one part correctly while @Daniel Ebers  got the other part and provided the complete solution. Good team work here! ;) 


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Thank you both!

You were a great help

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