Can I automatically set the due date of a parent issue to the maximum due date among all sub tasks?

Andreas Knecht Community Champion Nov 24, 2016

Whenever a sub-task's due date is edited, I'd like to update the parent's due date if the sub-task's due date is later then the current due date of the parent (and all other sub-tasks).

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Andreas Knecht Community Champion Nov 24, 2016
So this automation rule is a bit crazy, but it is *actually* possible to do this.  Here's a screenshot of the rule in action:
set-due-date-tomax.png
Let me break this down:
  • First we have an issue updated trigger
  • Next we have a condition to check that the issue's duedate was updated by checking that {{#changelog.duedate}}{{toString}}{{/changelog.duedate}} is not empty
  • Next we run a JQL condition to check it was a sub-task we edited
  • And then we have a related issues condition that checks all other sub-tasks and parent (excluding the current issue) to see if they all have due dates before the current issue.  So first we lookup siblings and parent using: parent = {{issue.parent.key}} and key != {{issue.key}} OR key = {{issue.parent.key}}
    Then we check that all of them match: duedate is empty OR duedate < '{{#issue.fields.duedate}}format="jqlDate"{{/issue.fields.duedate}}'
  • If that's true, then we edit the parent issue and set its duedate to the due date of the issue that triggered the rule chain using this advanced JSON:

    {
       "fields": {
         "duedate":"{{#triggerIssue.fields.duedate}}format=\"jiraDate\"{{/triggerIssue.fields.duedate}}"
       }
    }

 

Here's a screenshot of just the related issues condition as well:
related-condition.png
This is a pretty advanced use-case for Automation for JIRA and not quite as simple as we'd like it to be yet!  

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