All my Issues, stories, subtasks, etc., have a custom field. It is a dropdown listing all the JIRA projects.
When I create a subtask I would like to copy the parent field's contents into the same field in the subtask.
The built-in transition post function won't do this. Atlassian confirmed that it will not work with custom fields.
Does anyone know of a plugin that can provide this ability?
I have, for now, abandoned the attempt to copy the parent's custom field value to the subtask on creation of the subtask. The reason I wanted to do that was to allow the subtasks to show up on the scrum board.
So the real problem was the query for the board. I was trying to fill the field in an attempt to get around that.
Instead, I was pointed to this plugin:
Craftforge JQL Functions Plugin
It allows me to create a more sophisticated query for my boards and avoids the field problem.
It's really a good idea you have abandoned copyng the values - in my experience it has been difficult to keep them consistent between issues.
The Field Teller plugin provides a configurable panel that displays values obtained directly from the parent. Hope it helps you in some other scenario.
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. You can also copy values from parent to sub-task or sub-task to parent)
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