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Can I create automation using parent/child relationships when the sub-tasks are custom


I have a project that has two different types of Sub-Tasks attached to Stories and Bugs. We have Dev Task and QA Task (I have created each of these as a Sub-Task custom issue type).

I am trying to use automation to transition both the Story and the two different Sub-Tasks through the workflow at different times, but I don't see a clear way to differentiate between the two Sub-Task types. For Example:


image.pngIn this instance, I want ONLY the QA Task (Sub-Task) to transition and not the Dev Task (Another Sub-Task) to remain untouched, but I am only able to select "Sub-Tasks" from the type of related issue drop down and not the individual custom issue types. 


I thought about using JQL to say issuetype = "QA Task", but it seems like that pulls ALL the QA Tasks in the project and not just the child of the trigger issue. 


Any suggestions would be helpful! 

Thank you :) 

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Hi @Lesly Cracchiolo  -- Welcome to the Atlassian Community!

After your branch, and before the transition, have you tried to add a condition to test for the sub-task type you want?

Best regards,


You're a genius! I'll try this out and accept the answer if it works! 



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