How to create a Sub-task the same status as the parent Issue?

Hi everyone!

I have the following workflow:

Open > Design > Development > Testing > Testing UAT > Closed

I want to know if the following this can be done:

1) Only allow users to create sub-task in the states: Design, Development, Testing

2) When an user creates an issue in one state, the sub-task goes to Open. But I want that the sub-task to be created in the same state as the issue parent.

I've been reading but I don't find a solution or an impediment to do this things.

Cheers, Mage

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Hey Mage,

I'm not sure how it works with Nic suggestion, but just want to share with you something that for writing JIRA event listeners, you can have a look at:


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1) Yes and no.

To start with, the yes - all you do is define a new workflow, which has "Create" go to "Design". You then create a "workflow scheme" that says "for top level issues, use old workflow, and for sub-task types, use the new one". Associate that with the project, and you're done.

But the "no" bit - a workflow has one single entry point. You can only Create issues in one status. So it will ALWAYS be "design" in the scheme I outlined above.

2) You can't do this. Issues are created in one status.

But... answer 3... what you can do for both question 2 and the "no" in question 1: Find or write a "listener" that will spot sub-task "create" events, scan the parent for what that status is, and then push the sub-task into the right status.

Hi Nic!!!

Thanks so much for your quick answer!

Do you know how to write a listener?

Thanks a lot again!

Cheers, Mage

Hi Amanda!

Thanks for the tutorial!

Cheers, Mage

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