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Display Sub-task completion on Classic software Kanban cards as on Classic business cards

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In our classic business projects (where the kanban board settings cannot be edited, or even viewed) there is a component on the board cards which displays the count of completed / open subtasks (In the image below, there are 2 subtasks, and one has been completed). 
 Screen Shot 2021-03-08 at 1.29.53 PM.png


I'd like this same information to be viewable in a classic software project, but none of the available fields I've added to the kanban card are giving me this component.
Screen Shot 2021-03-08 at 1.42.23 PM.png
I can get a list of the linked subtasks with the "Sub-tasks" field (see image above), but none of the Checklist-related fields are giving me anything remotely like a % of completion, or a count of incomplete vs total sub-tasks...Either would be good. 

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Hi @Anne Saunders 

There is nothing built-in to do this, and you could build it yourself using automation rules.

  • Define what you mean by "percent complete" or progress
  • Add a text custom field, such as PercentComplete
  • Create an automation rule, triggered an adding a sub-task, to update the parent's PercentComplete
  • Create a second automation rule, triggered on sub-tasks changing status, to update the parent's PercentComplete
  • Add the custom field to your card for the board

Here is some information and examples of automation rules if you want to try this:

https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Automation-articles/Jira-Automation-all-the-resources-you-need-in-one-page/ba-p/1388465

https://www.atlassian.com/software/jira/automation-template-library#/label/all/1453

Best regards,

Bill

Thanks, Bill. I'll try out the automations you suggested! 

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@Anne Saunders, did you find a solution for this? Did the automation work? I'm trying to solve the same thing. On business projects you can also expand the subtasks within the card, which is a very nice feature.

I keep getting this curved balls of things you can only have on business or software projects.

I ended up not implementing this at the time for a few reasons. We run out of automations before we run out of months most months, so it would have to be done on a project by project basis; I couldn't find a way to make the field compact enough for my taste; and leadership wanted my effort elsewhere. 

Based on my automations "expertise" it absolutely should work the way Bill has outlined, I have just given up.

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