Copy field from parent to sub-task


I have an issue type named: release and it has sub-task of type sub-bug.

I want the component of the release to be filled automatically in the Create Issue screen of the sub-bug, with the same component of the parent (release) issue.

Also, I want the Fix version of the release (the parent) to be copied as the Affected Version of the sub-bug (the sub-task) automatically, prefebely filled in the Create Issue screen (but not a MUST).


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I highly recommend JIRA Misc Worklfow Extensions:

It has post functions that allow you to set field value from parent (any field). I use it in my workflows and it does the job. It also has other quite useful workflow additions. :)

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Hi there!

I have the same issue....

Any solution that is not sponsored by a paid app?


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Andreas Knecht Community Champion Nov 21, 2016

There's now a very easy to configure way to keep fields for parents and sub-tasks in sync using Automation for JIRA!

You can easily modify related issues (such as parents, stories, sub-tasks, epics, linked issues and even JQL) using our related issues action and condition:


(this example updates the description, but pretty much any field can be edited)

For more details see

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If it's ok for you to create the subtask in a transition, Bob has the solution for you at Please give this a try, it's really powerful since the latest versions


I create the sub-bug (of Sub-Task) type manually, when we find a bug.

Therefore I cannot use the "Create subtask in a transition" solution, or I don't understand you correctly.

The best solution would be to fill the parameters in the Sub-Task Create screen.



Yes, i understand that. You would need to train your users to use a workflow action instead an operation. what might help would be to disable the original operation, put the workflow action at the very beginning and make it a global action that is available in all steps. Ok, said that , i see this is a lot of effort so Ramiros suggestion seems much better. it would just require to add a groovy post function to the create transition of the sub-task workflow
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I'll recommend too a solution in case that you want to create the subtask on a transition. I'm doing something like that, but with two standart issue types and a issue link with the most famous Script Runner plugin. But I'm sure you already have that...

See my previous comment,



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Another valid option is the "copy value from parent to sub task" post function of Workflow Essentials for JIRA. Its not free but has a lot of functionality to create custom workflows without any programming.

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