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How to create subtask depending on multi-select value?

Hello, I need your help with the Adaptavist Scriptrunner.

In my JIRA project, I have some multi-select custom fields. 

My example: I create a story, here are 9 multi-select custom fields in the "create-screen"

I want to create for each selected value from each selected field, one separate Sub-task:

Overall there are ca. 100 different Values out of the 9 fields.

Has anyone an idea of how to script this problem?


Thanks for any help in advance.


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Hello Markus,

I hope you are having a nice day.

I'm not sure on how you can perform such automation with Scriptrunner plugin, however, I'm aware of some solutions which do not require any codes.

I understand that you would like to create a new sub-task issue for each option selected of your 9 select list custom fields. Is that correct?

If i got it right, I would like to suggest you try Automation for JIRA plugin. You can simply customize the automation below to achieve your need:

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Here's the background of the rule configured above:

- I created a custom field with two possible options (Option 1 and option 2)

- The rule is triggered every time the custom field is changed

- The IFS conditions will create a new issue for each option selected of the custom field

You can simply configure the rule above for each one of your 9 custom fields, customizing the ifs to create issues based on the options selected.

Let me know if this information helps!

I've already tried Automation for JIRA. But I need dynamic automation which needn't be adapted.

However, I have between 5 and 25 options per field, so my automation would be about 100 entries long, very complex and not very dynamic.
I'm hoping for a script solution that will automatically adjust as new options are added.
If Customfield.value is selected - create sub-task per value with summary "custom field.value" plus additional fields

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