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Copying task custom data down to issues


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I'd like to copy a couple custom date elements from a task to issues created under that task. I thought a calculated field easily would do it, but I can't make it happen.

sourceTask.DE:customVar gives an invalid custom expression error

{sourceTask.DE:customVar} Is accepted and can be saved, documentation stating not to use curly brackets for calculated fields notwithstanding, but it returns N/A.

Multiple other variations have been tried without success

As always, any suggestions would be appreciated, the more so if they work! ;)



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Syntax for the calculated fields is different from syntax elsewhere. For example to get the task name or planned completion date to the issue custom form, this would be:

Source Task.Name


Source Task.Planned Completion Date

To get the answer to a task custom field called "customVar" to the request, it would be:

Source Task.customVar

Keep in mind, it has to look exactly like the field name, so if your field name is Custom Var, it would be:

Source Task.Custom Var