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Change Sub-task Key without affecting Parent Key



Kindly Go to Project setting -> Details -> Key

As i know, we can give any characters in Key field which will be merged with indexing number of issue.

For Instance, Key value is CA. So the Issue number will be CA-1, CA-2, etc...

When i try to create sub-tasks, Obviously sub-tasks number will starts with CA-xxx.


Goal Point:

How can i change the Key value as ST instead of CA for sub-task alone. So that, easy way to identify the counting of sub-tasks by the indexing number.

  • Parent issue -> CA-xxx
  • Sub-task issue -> ST-xxx


Appreciate your kind help.



Have a good day.

3 answers

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This would put the sub-tasks in a different project, which is nonsense as sub-tasks are part of their parent, which lives in one project.

You can't (and don't want to) do this.

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Joe_Pitt Community Leader Nov 07, 2019

It can't be done. This has been requested since before I started working with JIRA in 2007. The workaround is to create a custom field that can automatically be incremented. There may be a plugin that does that or you may be able to implement it with scripting. I suggest looking in the marketplace for a plugin and the forum for scripting solutions. 

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Leo Community Leader Nov 07, 2019

Hi @Kaviraj ,

Welcome to the community..!

You can't change the key value only for sub-task, if you change your project key that will affect all your project issues irrespective of issue type 

Refer Change your project key's part for more details and the impact




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