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how to automatically create sub tasks based chechbox list

Hi, i am searching solution when user create task with chechbox list with item. 



when user create task with chechbox list item i want create based this chechbox list sub - task 


  1. Item 1 - check
  2. Item 2 - check
  3. Item 3 - check 


  1. Sub - task 1 with name item 1 
  2. Sub - task 2 with name item 2
  3. Sub - task 3 with name item 3 

Is is possible ? 

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Elvir Rising Star Sep 12, 2022



Summary !~ "item". Item is a value from the the checkbox.

Because if the sub-task exists already, there is no point of creating the same one. Every Time a user check a value from the checkbox, you should test if there is an existing sub-task.

Because of the structure of the automation rule (if/else), I think you need to create 10 rules but maybe somebody else has a better solution.


Best regards,

Sorry Elvir, but i don't understand  :) 

I don't have sub-tasks created I would like to create one based on the main task from my field value. I feel this will be difficult to do ;/ 

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Elvir Rising Star Sep 12, 2022

I suggest you start simple and create the subtasks on this rule.

It should look like this.

Trigger = issue created








Let me know if this works for you.

Hi, everything is great. But right i have another problem. How to automatically change status in parent task ? :D I've been struggling since this morning. 

Screen Shot 09-13-22 at 12.51 PM 001.PNG Screen Shot 09-13-22 at 12.51 PM.PNG

I have solution :) Everything it's ok :) 

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Elvir Rising Star Sep 12, 2022


In that case I would create 3 automation rules (1 for each selected item of the checkbox).

The automation rule would look like this:


Trigger : Field value changed (the checkbox)

Condition : Related issues condition (all match specified jql) 

Matching jql: summary !~ "item"

Action : Create subtask.


This can also be done with scripts but I guessing you are on Atlassian cloud and since Automation is included, it makes sense to use it.

Best regards,

Elivir, it's great :)  but i don't understand this 'clause' :  Matching jql: summary !~ "item" .

"item" = Is it name value from my checkbox fields ?  

summary! = ? 


Screen Shot 09-12-22 at 01.38 PM.PNG

and my error: 


Screen Shot 09-12-22 at 01.41 PM.PNG

In my case. I have, in my checkbox fields: 10 value. 

For each value create 1 automation rule, yes ? It's no problem for me :) 



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Elvir Rising Star Sep 09, 2022

Hello Damian,

In order you understand the business need behind, what if the user selects multiple checkboxes items ?

I am guessing there is a checkbox field which is not plugin related ?


Best regards,

Hi Elvir, 

yes, user will selects multiple checkboxes :) 

Field is not plugin related. 

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