Setting Subtask Values from Parent Failing for Cascading Select

I have a Cascading Select custom field that I would like to have subtasks inherit on creation. I have tried using both JMWE to Set Field Value from Parent and JSU to Copy Value from Other Field as part of the Create Transition in the workflow. Both produce the same inconsistent result, namely, they don't always pick the right cascading select combination for the subtask.

My custom field has values like:

  • (Parent) 2012 (Children) Defect, Upstream, BAU - This set of options is disabled
  • (Parent) 2013 (Children) Project A, Project B
  • (Parent) BAU (Children) Stabilization, Defect, Upstream

My test parent issue has this field set to BAU - Upstream, BUT the subtask creation invariably picks 2012 - Upstream. When I change the field value on the parent to 2013 - Project A, it successfully creates a subtask with the correct field value.

Has anyone seen similar behavior or have suggestions for alternatives or work-arounds?

We're running JIRA 6.0.8 with JMWE 3.3 and JSU 1.4.9.



4 answers

I will have a look at JSU and if I can fix it.

I will have a look at JSU and if I can fix it.

This is indeed a limitation of JMWE. I have created an issue in our issue tracker:

I'm attaching a tentative fix to that issue. Please let me know if it works for you.


Your tenative fix has proven successful in our testing so far. I was able to set to desired parent-child cascade values. It also tested successfully when I omitted the second tier. Thanks for the speedy turn-around.


Fix in JSU will be available in next release, details see:

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