Is it possible to have a template of sub-tasks that are commonly used

We find ourselves creating the same sub-tasks for a lot of stories which is very tedious. is there a way to have a common set of sub-tasks for a new story to make tasking out stories easier?

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Yes, it's. Issue template can autocomplite issue, subtask when you create issue. It can create set of subtasks in postfunction for example after creation of issue. You can use some variables in creating issues or subtasks and it has more features.


@Jim Constant: There are different plugins for this scenario:

I have written the first one btw smile


Yes. You can add a postfunction on create, after the last standard JIRA action. In that, you can specify the creation of the subtasks.

Adding to what Micha said, you can achieve that using:

Can we approach this without buying a plugin version. My company they don't have the above mentioned links products. But we have JIRA which purchased. 

What one of my project team need is, creating several templates and each and every templates have its own already created sub tasks. So when choosing the template, the all the sub tasks needs to be created automatically.

Is there way that I can solve this without going to buying the purchase version of plugins?


Thanks All,



Some of the plugins are free, though so you don't need to purchase anything?

We have a very crude solution:

We create a task with the relevant subtasks which we keep as a "template" task. Should anybody then need to create a task with relevant subtasks, the "template" task is cloned. (The subtasks are also cloned) when the main task is cloned. We have also created an admin user to whom the template tasks are assigned. The template tasks has all the relevant instructions written into the "Description" to explain to the user what to do.

This is a good non-plugin option.

Josh Drum I'm New Here Aug 09, 2018

This is such basic functionality its ridiculous to not have it in the base product.

Jack Brickey Community Champion Aug 09, 2018

@Josh Drum, I use Automation Lite for Jira Cloud (free) to accomplish this functionality. there is a version for server as well.

Ian Kelly I'm New Here Sep 13, 2018

Totally agree Josh, and Caspers solution seems to be the most logical approach.

Jira seems to be so much a MaaS (marketplace as a service)
Trello makes this kind of working easier, and better laid out IMO

Thank you all! These all look great!

Hi Daniel,


There is also this one which I believe is very good and useful:




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