how to copy subtask from one story to another story

Hi There, I am setting up a project in JIRA, this project has issues types story and subtask.

In the project the story are unique but the subtasks under stories might be the same across many stories.

Is there a way to copy a subtask from userstory to another(using script runner etc)

I do not want to clone the subtask and then move it. It would be great if we can copy it directly.

thanks a mill


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Micky Caritte Community Champion Nov 30, 2017

Hi Miller,

There's a plugin called Exocet which is done for that precise purpose: copying items and linking them eventually. It allows you to create actions (buttons) in subtasks which will trigger the action. I'm pretty sure it would work well in your case if you want to try it out!

A great alternative would be to have an issue (Story + subtasks) template and copying the story would give you all the subtasks as well, instead of creating new Stories you could just clone that template and reuse it, seems a bit unfriendly but should work as well.

Scripting is also an option, I know Power Script allows you to create buttons in Jira issues which can trigger script execution, a script could be associated with that button to generate the subtasks with default values or simply copying current subtasks to another parent.

Let me know if any of those solutions seems OK for you!


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