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).
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. :)
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.
There's now a very easy to configure way to keep fields for parents and sub-tasks in sync using Automation for JIRA!
(this example updates the description, but pretty much any field can be edited)
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