Jira Automation : How to copy parent issue fields into sub-tasks?

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How can the fields from the parent issue be automatically copied into its child sub-task?


Fields from the parent issue can automatically be copied into the sub-tasks by utilizing a Jira automation rule.

  1. Navigate to System > Automation Rule .

  2. Create a new rule and choose Issue Created as a trigger.

  3. Add an Issue Fields Condition and set it to Issue Type equals Sub-task.

  4. Add an action and choose Edit Issue Fields.

    • Choose the field that needs to be copied.

    • Set the operation to Copy from...

    • Choose Parent Issue as the source.

    • Configure additional fields that needs to be copied automatically.

Automation rule to copy fields data from parent to sub-tasks when sub-task is created

5. Set a name for the rule and turn it on.

6. Review the scope of the rule and limit it to specific projects if needed.

Updated on May 31, 2024

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