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A workflow post-function that triggers a transition on the current issue or issue related to the current issue. This can be used to move the current an issue one step further in the workflow.

To add the 'Transition current issue' post-function to a transition : 

  1. Click Edit for the workflow that has the transition you wish to add the post-function on.

  2. In the Workflow Designer, select the transition.

  3. Click on Post Functions in the properties panel.

  4. Click on Add post function.

  5. Select Transition current issue from the list of post-functions.

  6. Click on Add to add the post-function on the transition.

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  7. Select the “Target issue” (see below)

  8. Specify transition(s) either in the table or as a result of the calculated Nunjucks template. See below for more information.

  9. Click on Add to add the post-function to the transition.

  10. After adding, move the post-function to the appropriate position according to Placing post-functions in a transition document.

Known limitations common to all post-functions:

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For information on where the post-function needs to be placed on a transition, see Placing post-functions in a transition.

Refer to the Use cases for the post-functions page for use cases for this post-function.

Refer the Troubleshooting and Support page if the post-functions does not seem to be working as you would expect.


Info

JMWE shows an error message on the issue view if any error occurs during the execution of the post-function. This message is only displayed if the current user is a Jira administrator. 

When you add this post-function to a transition and trigger the transition, the add-on will transition the issue further target issues using the specified transition, assuming it is valid for the new current status and available to the current or selected user.

Issue(s) to operate on

Select the issues to be transitioned. They can be:

  • Current issue: Select this option to transition the current issue. This is the default option.

  • Sub-tasks of the current issue: Select this option to transition the sub-tasks of the current issue

  • Parent issue of the current sub-task: Select this option to transition the parent of the current issue

  • Issues that belong to the current issue (Epic): Select this option to transition the issues that belong to the current Epic

  • Epic of the current issue: Select this option to transition the Epic of the current issue

  • Child issues of the current issue in the Portfolio hierarchy: Select this option to transition the child issues of the current issue in the Portfolio hierarchy

  • Parent issue of the current issue in the Portfolio hierarchy: Select this option to transition the parent issue of the current issue in the Portfolio hierarchy

  • Issues linked to the current issue through any link type: Select this option to transition all issues linked to the current issue

  • Issues linked to the current issue through the following link type: Select this option to transition the linked issues of a specific link type. Select the specific link type under “Issue link”

  • Issues returned by the following Nunjucks template: Select this option to transition the issues returned by the result of a Nunjucks template. Input a Nunjucks template which is a comma-separated list of valid issue keys. For example:

    • "TEST-1"

    • "TEST-1","TEST-2"

    • {{ issue.fields.parent.key }}

    • {{ issue.fields.subtasks | join(",", "key") }}

  • Issues returned by a JQL search: Select this option to transition the issues returned by the result of a JQL search. Input a JQL search expression. For example:

    • project = TEST returns issues of the project with the key TEST

    • project = {{ issue.fields.project.key }} and assignee = {{currentUser._accountId}} returns issues of a project that belong to the project with key TEST and the assignee is the current user

    • Code Block
      {% if issue.fields.assignee %}
          assignee = {{issue.fields.assignee._accountId}}
      {% else %}
          issuekey=INVALID-1
      {% endif %}

      Note that the {% if %} block is necessary to avoid an invalid JQL query when the issue is unassigned. In that case, the template will return a valid JQL query that returns no issue (issuekey=INVALID-1).

Transition(s)

Trigger one of the following transitions

Input the transition name(s) or id(s) and optionally the workflow name manually or using the Transition picker. If you do not specify the workflow name (manually) the app will not check for a specific workflow. The app triggers the first transition specified in the table that is applicable to the issue in context.

To pick a transition using the Transition picker:

  • Click on Transition picker

  • Choose a workflow from Workflow name

  • Select a transition from the list of transitions displayed

  • Finally, click on either

    • Use Transition Name - recommended if you want the post-function to search for the transition to trigger by name, which is useful when targeting multiple workflows.

    • Use Transition ID - if you want to differentiate between transitions that bear the same name.

  • Click on Add.

To remove a transition: Click on the Remove link for the specific transition

To reorder transitions: Select and move the transition in the table to reorder the list

Trigger a calculated transition

Input a Nunjucks template that returns one or more transition name(s) or id(s) and optionally the workflow name. To specify a workflow name, write a Nunjucks template that returns the transition name or ID along with the workflow name separated by @@. For example: Done@@HR workflow.

To return multiple transitions, write a Nunjucks template that returns transition names or IDs each on a separate line. For example:

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2@@Default Jira Workflow
Done@@Another workflow
Close

Example of a template returning transition name:

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{%if issue.fields.priority.name == "Blocker"%}
  Escalate
{% else %}
  Assign
{% endif %}


Run As

  • Run as current user

The current user will be the author of the transition triggered by the post-function. 

  • Run as add-on user

The add-on user will be the author of the transition triggered by the post-function. 

  • Run as this user

The user selected in this field will be the author of the transition triggered by the post-function.

Transition screen

If the transition uses a transition screen you might want/need to provide a value for fields(such as Resolution) present on the screen. Look below to know how to add/set/remove fields.

  • To add a field : Select a field from the list of fields and click on Add.

  • To Remove an added field : Click on Remove to remove a field.

  • To Set a field value : 

    • Set field value to : You can set the field to a specific value, wherein the value can also include Nunjucks annotations.
      For example: To set the Assignee to Charlie, you can specify the accountId (use Lookup user feature to know the accountId) of user Charlie in the value box.

Likewise, you might also want to provide a comment during that transition. This will only work if the triggered transition is associated with a transition screen.

  • Comment : adds a comment to the current issue. The Comment can be any simple text, e.g. This is a comment. You can also use Nunjucks annotations in the comment using variables. To find out more about the variables, see How to insert information using Nunjucks annotations.

  • Comment visibility : 

    • Restrict to Group : Restricts the visibility of the comment to a specified group. When you select a valid group name in the Restrict to Group field, the comment will be visible only to the members of the specified group. For no restriction, leave the field blank.

    • Restrict to Project Role : Restricts the visibility of the comment to a selected project role. When you select a project role from the drop-down Restrict to Project Role field, the comment will be visible only to the members of the selected project role. For no restriction, leave the field blank.

    • Restrict to Internal (Jira Service Desk only) : Restricts the visibility of the comment to the Service Desk Agents and Collaborators only.

Conditional execution

To execute this post-function based on the result of a Nunjucks template see Conditional execution.

Delayed execution

To delay the execution of this post-function see 
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Info

The Run as add-on user and Run as this user options are useful if the current user doesn't have the permission to trigger the specified transition on the current issue.

Also, note that the specified transition can be hidden from users using the Hide Transition condition.