Writing a script to copy part of parent summary to subtask summary. Edited

I am trying to find the best solution to do the following:

When a certain JQL condition is met, grab the first part of the parent case summary and concatenate the subtask summaries. 

Let's say:

The parent summary is "Personal Dashboard - Regression Testing"

And the subtask summaries are 

  • Manual Testing
  • Automated Testing
  • Documentation

And my JQL condition is "issuetype=Story and text ~ "regression testing" "

Then, after the script is executed, I would like the summaries of the subtasks mentioned above to be updated to:

  • Manual Testing - Personal Dashboard
  • Automated Testing - Personal Dashboard
  • Documentation - Personal Dashboard


I'm using Jira Cloud and so far have tried using the Automation add on but haven't had any luck. Would using Script Runner be a better option for this use case? Is there a way to do this with the Automation add on? Any insight would be greatly appreciated. 


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Hey there Elle, 

You should be able to set the summary of your subtasks by using the String functions. (see https://codebarrel.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/AUTO4J/pages/51691794/Working+with+Strings)

You can loop over the subtasks and set the summary field of the subtask to:

{{issue.summary}} - {{issue.parent.summary.substringBefore("-")}}

Your rule should look something like:


Let us know if that works for you!


Mark C

This worked! Thanks!

Great article! 

I'd encourage you to look into Scriptrunner. It'll take some coding, but I'd be surprised if Scriptrunner couldn't handle it. 

Here is some of their documentation which might be helpful. 


Thank you so much!

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