If memory serves -- and I could be mistaken -- I thought I once had things set so that when I created a subtask the contents of the parent's description field was placed into the subtask's description field.
I can do that now, but you don't see the field's contents until after the subtask is officially created.
I want to see the field filled in on the initial creation screen.
Figured out a kudgy way:
Copy subtask 'Description' to temp field.
Copy parent 'Description' -- goes into subtask 'Description'
Copy the (new) subtask 'Description' to the subtask field where you really want it
Copy the temp field back to subtask 'Description'
But all I really want is a way to put various Parent fields on the Subtask screen.
No. Other way around.
I want the text in the parent's 'Description' field to be written into the subtask's 'Description' field on the screen when the user first sees the subtask.
I can already copy the text to the field with a post task, but not until the subtask is saved the first time. I want the text in the field the first time the user sees it so s/he can edit the text as appropriate for the subtask.
The best I can do is to take the description off the screen and thus force the user to create the subtask and then re-open it for editing ... which is too much trouble for the user.
You can use post function "Set Field Value from parent" on the create step, but I don't think it's possible to see the copied value on the create screen itself - because this is a post-function it's not going to occur until you've completed the step. I'm not sure how you would have configured it previously to display on the create screen?
There's now a very easy to configure way to keep fields for parents and sub-tasks in sync using Automation for JIRA!
(this example updates the description, but pretty much any field can be edited)
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