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Subtasks go to backlog, should be under the same status as parent

Hi there,


I am using Kanban, and when I have selected something for "Ready for development" and then create subtasks under it, those subtasks automatically go to the backlog so I need to manually move them.

I believe there maybe some kind of trigger I can setup ? Although I have no idea how to proceed.

Basically, the workflow I need is when a subtask is created it should take on the status of the parent.

Actually, the same thing happens with regards to the component, creating a subtask leaves the component empty so its not displayed on my board. It would be really beneficial to have the subtasks inherit automatically the component of the parent.


Any help would be really appreciated.


I am using the Cloud version of JIRA.



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Hi Ian,

I'm not sure that it can do specifically what you need, but you might want to take a look at Automation for JIRA addon. It sounds like a general if-trigger-then-action case, so they might have the necessary functionality.

Hope this helps,

Hi Ian,
Did that work for you?
Do you need JIRA Helpdesk in order to install the cloud version of the plugin? (at the moment when I try, it fails and says that I need to sign up to JIRA software on demand)


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Looking for the same.

This should be the default behaviour as this is the only sane status for the new subtask.

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