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Automating the move of an issue from one project to a sub task of another project

I have a Service Desk project and a Service Desk Projects Project , we about to go live on a pilot and i want to be able to quickly sub task all the issues that are logged on the Service Desk over to one ticket on the project , is this possible 

Little bit more context 

There is a ticket on the projects board called - Project X Issues List , this has manually created subtasks for each issue we find. 

I would like to from the Service Desk simply have the engineers pop in a certain component and it auto moves into the above issues list ticket as a sub task .

I have got half way there with a clone automated rule but that only goes in as its own ticket and not a sub ticket ? 

Hope that makes sense 



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Mark Segall Community Leader May 20, 2022

Hi @Dave Grimmer - You're on the right track with a clone as there is no "Move Issue" action, but you'll need to do something a little more intricate with the automation.

  1. You'll need to find the target ticket where you want the new version of the sub-task to live like a branch based upon JQL
  2. Once you're branched in there, you would add a "Create Sub-tasks" action and copy relevant fields from your trigger sub-task to the target sub-task

AHHHH JQL !!! guess i got to learn it at some point :p 

Mark Segall Community Leader May 20, 2022

If you have the business logic for how to identify the target issue, we can help you craft the branch rule.

Thanks @Mark Segall  , how would i get the business logic for the target issue ? (sorry of that's a daft question) 

Mark Segall Community Leader May 20, 2022

Just meaning that the rule needs to know where to look for the issue:

  • Is the issue static? Meaning... It will always create the sub-task on the same issue?  In that case you would just use this for your branch JQL:
    • key = <target issue key>
  • Is there a link between the parent issues that we can key off of?
  • Do the two parent issues share a common component, label, or field?

The rule just needs to know how to find where those sub-tasks need to be created.

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