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Sub Tasks - Auto populate certain fields from parent on creation


When we create a sub-task, is there a way to populate some of the fields before hand so that user does not have to type them again?




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Hi @Sumit Bhardwaj ,

i have never done it before but my first thought is to create a custom script listener (maybe) with Scriptrunner addon so it can take values from parent issue and copy them to subtask.

Best Regards.



------------- Edit:

Go to the workflow of this issue. Find the create transition and in there, exist a post function tab. Click to add a post function and check the option "copy field values from parent to subtask issue".

Thanks Christos.


One Query, Post function will be executed once the user saves the sub-task, right? Or it will be before that.


FYI we want to pre-populate the values when use clicks create sub-task from the parent Story/Task and the form gets loaded.




Hello @Sumit Bhardwaj ,

What do you mean after the user saves the subtask?

  • When the user clicks the subtask button a subtask is just created. Until you move to the subtask itself the fields will be already be populated if its done correctly :)

Another thing that u should do! Create a test environment of the instance... Make any changes and tests that you want and if they are working, apply them to the production instance



@Christos Moysiadis 

What I mean is when user clicks on new sub-task, does the post-function apply before the user sees the sub-task form or post-function applies when user clicks Create button after entering all the details on the sub-task form.


Also, can the post function be executed based on issue type(sub-task) in this case?

We are using JIRA cloud. is it possible to create test instance there or should I work with a test project?



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John Funk Community Leader Mar 28, 2019

Hi Sumit,

Yes, it is possible, and we do it a lot. Just edit the Create transition for the Sub-task (the transition from the first circle to the first status) and add a post function for each field that you want to populate on create. 

John Funk Community Leader Mar 28, 2019

Sorry, should have mentioned that we use the JMWE add-on to accomplish that. 

Thanks John. JMWE is another paid add-on. Is there any other option apart from this?

John Funk Community Leader Apr 01, 2019

You could add a post function for the Create transition and try to use the Update Issue Custom Field post function. But not sure if that will actually work since it is not really an update but an initial population of the field. 

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