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Hello @David Senters
Welcome to the community.
Can you provide more information about the problem you are trying to solve?
Are you trying to provide template text in the Summary and/or Description fields?
Are you trying to automate the creation of a standard set of sub-tasks in the story?
Without more details we can't really provide suggestions.
I found multiple posts throughout the Jira forums in this community on this topic by doing a google search. Maybe one of those posts addresses your need already.
Are you open to using third party apps? There are several available from the Atlassian Marketplace:
If you are not open to third party apps, this post provides information about a work around for providing template text for the Description field:
Caleb Bolden, I hope you run into the same problem in the future, google it, and then find your own thread saying you solved it without sharing the fix.
This is an example of a simple automation I have that creates the same set of subtasks for setting up a new Jira project - it's a manually triggered automation that is applied to the issue you're looking at when it's fired.
If this is on the lines of what you're needing, it would be straightforward to expand it, e.g;
The result should be an automated way of creating consistent and information-filled Issues that suit your use case.
If you don't want to override the existing fields, use smart values.
For example, edit the Description to:
Here is my Custom Field:
In my example, the existing description will be included at the start of the new description plus a horizontal line and then a smart value for a custom field also present in the Issue. Smart Values are very powerful and are key to unlocking some of the best uses of Jira Automation.