close subtask when parent is closed

I would like to close all subtasks automatically when its parent is closed. Is there a way to do this without groovy scripts?

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You don't need to write any groovy scripts yourself, as an auto-close subtasks one is provided with the Script Runner plugin. You would only need to make sure the sub-task Ids are correct.

Otherwise I suggest you vote for

@Eddie Webb

I have voted too.

I have the Script Runner plugin, but I have it for Cloud.

The example linked here: is for Jira Server instead.

Do you know where I could find similar information for Jira Cloud?

Thanks :)

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Andreas Knecht Community Champion Nov 21, 2016

There's now a very easy to configure way to transition parents and sub-tasks in sync using Automation for JIRA!

You can easily modify related issues (such as parents, stories, sub-tasks, epics, linked issues and even JQL) using our related issues action and condition:

(this example transitions sub-tasks to "In Progress", but you could easily change this to "Closed" as well)

For more details see

Hi there - which automation rule are you using?  I can't seem to find a when condition for "Issue Transition" only "Linked Issue Transition"  Thanks!

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