Assigning Subtasks in bulk to JIRA issues?

I'd like to assign a subtask to a group of issues. I looked at the Edit Issues function of the Bulk Action feature. However, subtasks aren't one of the options offered. Is there a way to assign a subtask in bulk or did I need to assign it to each issue separately?

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I might be misreading this question, but I think you're looking for the ability to bulk-change the parent issue of batches of subtasks?

If so, then I'm afraid bulk-edit does not support this at all, there's no way to mass-change the parent issues.

Hi Nic, I'm looking to associate a child subtask in bulk to a group of (soon to be) parent issues. I need a whole set of issues to all be associated with the same subtask

Ah, I did misunderstand the question, sorry.

I'm afraid this is a non-starter as well. A child issue belongs to one single parent. You can't create a subtask with more than one parent (a parent can have many children though).

The best you can do is have the parent/child singleton link, and then use issue linking to link the child to the other issues you need it to relate to. You won't get any parent/child functionality out of that, but at least it will be visible. However, I'm afraid bulk-edit won't let you link en-masse either

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