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How do I ensure that subtasks take the 'team assigned to' value of the parent issue?

I have created a rule but it doesn't appear to work. Pretty new to automation rules though.

I was hoping there would be an 'inherit from parent' type functionality for subtasks but assume not.

Screenshot 2021-07-09 124429.png

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Hi @Paul Treadwell 

try this 

2021-07-09 13_53_53-Project automation - Jira - Opera.png



Thanks I set it like this in the end and works fine. Based off your suggestion :) 



Screenshot 2021-07-09 131357.png

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Jack Community Leader Jul 09, 2021

First question - how would you have sub-tasks already for an story/task just created? Also, check the audit log.

Sorry, maybe I was unclear. 

The Story/Task already exists. I go in and add a subtask. I would like the subtask to automatically have its 'team assigned to' value to be set the same as the parent issue.

resolved now, thanks

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Alexis Robert Community Leader Jul 09, 2021

Hi @Paul Treadwell ,


you don't need a branch "For sub-tasks", as you can just add a condition "Issue Type = Subtask" and then an action "Edit Issue" and add the following smart value for the Team Assigned field: 


{{issue.parent.Team Assigned To}}


Let me know if this helps, 



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