I'm trying to create a workflow scheme where any new sub-tasks inherit "Component/s", "Fix Version/s" and a custom field from the parent issue. Unfortunately, it's not working. Whenever I attempt to create a sub-task, the fields are still blank. I've ensured that it's on the "Create" transition, but that the post-functions occur AFTER the "Create Initially" step.
Hello Zack L,
Are you using a separate workflow for the "Subtask" issue type? I think you need 2 different workflows, 1 for bug/task/improvement etc and another one for Subtasks. Then for the subtasks workflow create transition, just add the post function Set field value from parent.
Yes I am. I've got a sub-task workflow along with a couple of other workflows assembled into my workflow scheme. I've specifically assigned sub-tasks to that workflow and double-checked that part of the config. I'm using the post-function you've listed, and the behavior is not working as listed.
A few things I've noticed that might help others:
* You do NOT need separate workflows for sub-types. Using only one workflow means that any non-sub-typ issue will try inheriting values from it's parent, but since it doesn't have one, nothing will happen, and it will use the values entered on creation.
* System Fields (like Component/s) need to be inherited BEFORE the "create initially" step
* Custom Fields can be placed AFTER the "create initially" step.
* You can have a field mandatory in parent issues and let it be inherited to sub-tasks and make the field optional in the subtask field configuration, then remove the field from the sub task create screen, that way user cannot enter a value only to see it being over-written by the inheritance function. Then make the field visible and mandatory in the edit screen, so that you can change the value in the sub-task later if you need to, still forcing the field to have a value.
Hope it helps!
To clarify, I'm saying it's still blank after the issue creation. Right now, I've got it set up like:
Set field value from Parent (Component)
Set field value from Parent (Fix Version/s)
Set field value from Parent (Dev Team)
Re-index the issue (I've tried with and without this)
Fire "Issue Created" event.
I leave the fields empty, and hit the "Create" button. After hitting that create button, the sub-task is created, but the fields remain empty.
There's now a very easy to configure way to keep fields for parents and sub-tasks in sync using Automation for JIRA!
(this example updates the description, but pretty much any field can be edited)
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