We are working in a next-gen project and I'd like to setup some simple rules around subtasks that are created within a task. As a test case, I am trying to make a rule to assign any subtask that is created to the parent task assignee.
My rules are as follows:
To test, I created an issue and it assigned to myself. Then when I create subtasks in that issue I see that my rule runs for the subtasks, but fails on the second conditional. Is there a better way to accomplish this or am I just misunderstanding something about the parent <> subtask relationship? Thanks in advance!
To Automatically assign the sub-task to the parent issues assignee you will need an add-on to handle the logic.
A few options for this:
You could look into JIRA Misc Workflow Extensions as discussed in This post:
There is Power Scripts™ - Jira script automation as discussed here:
Or you could also look into Automation for JIRA as discussed in this post:
Hello @rickgladwin ,
Thanks for reaching out, and good call out. The Automation for Jira Add-on is now fully integrated into the Jira cloud platform by default so it no longer requires setting up as a separate add-on app and is available in all instances.
Additional details on the functionality can be found in the documentation space here:
and we have a collection of automation rule examples that you can interact with under the Automation Playground here:
As for an automation rule to assign the subtask to the same user as the parent issue when a subtask is created, you can use the following:
There are also some additional recommendations for syncing the parent and sub-task in the following blog post:
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