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Is there any possibility to move sub-tasks from issue to its clone in automation lite for jira cloud

Basically I want to create the following rule:

1) Manual trigger of the parent ticket

2) Clone of the triggered ticket without subtasks (but with attachments)

3) Check for unclosed sub-tasks in the triggered ticket

4) Movement of unclosed sub-tasks from triggered ticket to cloned ticket 


Right now, I'm able to automate step 1, step 2 (but having issues with cloning attachments), step 3. And I have no idea how to perform step 4.

Thanks in advance!

2 answers

I'd like to provide some feedback on this feature request.'

This makes a tremendous amount of sense to me.

If you are cloning sub-tasks from a "template" issue when, let's say, you're creating an issue of the same "type", you would want to clone the sub-tasks into your trigger issue.  Not create even more sub-tasks with the same exact contents in the original "template" issue.

I tried adding the following logic at clone time:

"fields": {
"parent": "{{triggerIssue.key}}."

And I got the error "Issue type is a sub-task but parent issue key or id not specified."

I tried also adding the above logic to edit the created issues post-create within the same branch rule, but then I got the error:

"Unknown fields set during edit, they may be unavailable for the project/type. Check your custom field configuration. Fields ignored -

What's the right way to do this?  I don't want or need the ability to clone sub-tasks to a new project.  But there has to be a way to clone sub-tasks to sit under an issue other than the "template" issue from which I'm cloning.

Here's an example of a configuration at a high level:


Hi Bohdan,

So we don't support cloning attachments in cloud just yet (see so this wont be possible yet in Cloud.  In server there's an option to copy attachments now, but this wont help here.

Unfortunately cloning sub-tasks to another parent issue is also something we don't support yet for step 4 since there's no way yet to select a new parent issue when cloning sub-task issue types:

We've got quite a few higher priority items in our backlog at the moment so it will be a while before we can get to this, but we'll let you know when we get a chance to work on this.


Okay, thank you for the quick answer.
Additional quick question you might answer, is there a possibility to convert sub-issue to parent?

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