Create subtask dialog - change default subtask


I have several subtask types and with the create subtask dialog, Jira shows by default the first alphabetically in the Issue Type select. I would like to change this via jquery, but I am stuck since this is a modal window and don't know how to set a proper selector/condition so I can modify the selected option once the dialog is open.

Any ideas?

Thanks a lot!

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Thanks for the tip! just rearranging the options as you describe made the trick.

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Janet Albion Atlassian Team Mar 04, 2013

Hi Adolfo,

Do you want to change the sequence in the Create Subtask screen or in the Issue Navigator? Perhaps a screenshot of your desirable goal will help.

It's in the create subtask dialog where I'd like to change the default subtask type.

I've tried the following code (posted in the announcement banner) without luck so far. This is Jira 5.2

AJS.$(document).ready(function() {
var val1 = 'option a';
var val2 = 'option b';

AJS.$(document).bind("dialogContentReady", function(event, dialog) {

AJS.$(" option").each(function() {
      if (AJS.$(this).text() == val1) {
 if (AJS.$(this).text() == val2) {

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Janet Albion Atlassian Team Mar 04, 2013


Have you tried arranging the subtask in the Issue Type Scheme for the project ? For example, if the sequence is:

  1. Bug
  2. Improvement
  3. subtaskC
  4. subtaskA
  5. subtaskB

Then, in the Create Subtask page, the subtasks should appear in the same sequence instead of alphabetically.

@Janet Albion [Atlassian] This works!

This doesn't work. I use Jira 7 and I found that If I have multiple subtasks, for example:

1/ subtaskA

2/ subtaskB

3/ subtaskC

This subtasks are in order in the issue type scheme.

When I create the subtask and selecte subtask issue type as "subtaskB". This creates the subtask "subtaskB". 


Now, I move to another issue (say Task) and try to create a subtask. It defaults to "subtaskB" and not to "subtaskA" which is set the issue type scheme in the project.

I believe that in JIRA 7 the previous comments are not valid anymore. You shoud try to use Jquery to rerrange the options.

By reorganizing the sub-tasks under Issue Types Scheme does the trick.

Thank you guys!


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