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How to automatically assign a task performer as a subtask observer?

Help to automatically designate the task performer as the subtask observer! What I have tried, it does not work.

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Jack Community Leader Apr 24, 2021

Are you asking how to add the Assignee of a parent issue to the watcher of any sub-tasks? If so I would use Automation. You mention what you have tried doesn’t work. Can you elaborate?

Yes, to me need the assigned task executor to automatically become an observer for child tasks. I tried through automation in different ways, but none of them led me to the result, and in general, now it's a mess in my head. Push on the right path.

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Jack Community Leader Apr 24, 2021

Please share the automation you currently have and maybe I can help diagnose where it’s flawed.

Tried through 2 triggers



Daniel Ebers Community Leader May 02, 2021

Hi @Aleksey

testing on my own instance I had success with the following simple rule:



Please check if this works for you.


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Hi @Aleksey welcome to the Atlassian community.

These are the general steps I follow with Assignees, task and sub tasks. I'm sure your query falls under one of these scenario's.

Path 1: I create a Jira task/ story and assign to the assignee. If there is a dependency on that main task/ story, I create sub tasks and assign to new developers. Then in the Jira task comments section, I would tag all the assignees + the sub task should be closed only by approvals from the main task assignee. 

1. This way the task/ story and sub task completion can be marked for DoD (definition of done). 

2. The main task owner will have complete control and observation on all the child Jira issues.

Path 2: If the Jira main task/ story owner would like to observe other child tasks (sub tasks), then he may choose to link to the main task and tag all the assignees in the comments section for transparency.

Path 3: If the main Jira task owner is also the Jira project admin, then irrespective of who ever is working, he will be notified in his inbox.

Path 4: Keep clicking on watch this issue, to be notified in the inbox. 

I hope I'm clear with flow. Please stay safe and stay healthy.

Thank you. I did not quite understand. The goal is for the assigned task executor to automatically become an observer of the child subtasks.

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