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Automation - Clone subtasks to trigger issue via manual trigger

I have a project with a pretty complex workflow. The project admin would like to use subtasks to track the many steps for a given task. This results in upwards of 30 subtasks per task.

My goal is to provide a manual trigger for the user that will generate the standard subtasks on the particular issue that is selected. I've gotten close but not quite where I want to be.

I created a template issue (PM-716) whose entire purpose is to house the sample subtasks. I can look up the sub-tasks then create a new issue for each and specify which fields to populate, but ideally, I would like to clone the issues and ALL fields. My current solution works for now, but any help would be appreciated.


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Hi @Brock Jolet 

You could try using clone issue on each subtask, and then call the REST API to change the parent, as described in the work-around for this suggestion:

Please note that with the number of subtasks you have described, to support your workflow, this will be a very slow rule and could lead to other problems/unintended consequences.

Kind regards,

Thanks, Bill! I'll try this out to see if it works for my situation.

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