Today I struggled with this problem:
How to set a field copying it from another one?
I looked for a solution on the Internet and I found 3 different ways:
- JIRA Misc Workflow Extensions
here a link on how to use it
here a link about the script
- Suite Utilities for Jira FREE
here a guide
I installed jira suite utilities that is free and works good for my purpose.
After that, in post function you can find the option: “Copy Value from other field”
I used it to set the field Sum Time Spent from Original Estimated. Doing this you can see the progress in parent Issue (If you use subtasks)
I haven’t found any free solutions to set status “in progress” of the parent issue when a subtask move from todo to in progress yet.
If you are not looking for a free solution you can achieve it using “JIRA Misc Workflow Extensions”