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This post-function is deprecated. We recommend using the more flexible Transition issue(s) post-function instead. However, existing Transition Linked Issues post-functions will continue to work.

A workflow post-function that triggers a transition on all issues linked to the current issue through a selected link type.To add 'Transition linked issues' 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 linked issues from the list of post-functions.

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

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

  8. Select the link from the Issue Link Type drop-down.

  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.

Common to all post-functions:

Specific to this post-function:

Related links

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.

When you add this post-function to a transition and trigger the transition, the add-on will trigger the specified transition on each issue linked to the current issue through the selected link type, assuming that transition is valid for the linked issue's current status, and it is available to the current or the specified user.


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:

2@@Default Jira Workflow
Done@@Another workflow

Example of a template returning transition name:

{%if == "Blocker"%}
{% else %}
{% 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: Any 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:

    • Copy value from current issue : Copies the field value(s) from the current issue.

    • 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 Fix Version/s to 2.0, you can specify 2.0 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 each linked issue being transitioned. 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

Post functions are provided with an option to delay their execution. You need to select the number of seconds to wait until the post-function is run, a default of 1 sec to a maximum of 20 seconds.

Workflows that depend on post functions being executed in a specific order fail due to the asynchronous nature of the Connect post-functions in Jira Cloud. One of the workarounds is to delay the execution of the post-functions and thereby create a more predictable execution order. For example, on the approval of a Story you want to create sub-tasks and immediately transition them; in this case, you will have to delay the execution of the Transition Linked Issues post-function, so that the sub-tasks are created before they are transitioned. See the use case below.

It is recommended to use the Sequence of post-functions post-function or Shared Action post-function post-function to run a list of post-functions in a sequence instead of applying a delay.

Sample use cases for Delayed execution

(lightbulb) On the creation of a Bug, assign it to a member of the QA team and then add the Assignee to the Watchers.

  • Create a QA project role, with the testers as its members.

  • Add the Assign to role member post-function to the transition Create of the Bug workflow.

  • Select QA as the project role to look for.

  • Add the Copy value from field to field post-function to the Create transition of the Bug workflow.

  • Select Assignee as the From field.

  • Select Watchers as the To field.

  • Select the Delayed execution option and select 5 sec from the Delay drop-down.

(lightbulb) On the approval of a Story, create subtasks for Development and QA, and transition them to In Progress status.

  • Add the Create issue post-function to the Approve transition of the Story workflow.

  • Select Same as current issue from the Project field.

  • Select Subtask from the Issue type field.

  • Select Current issue from the Parent issue field.

  • Repeat the above steps for the Development subtask.

  • Add the Transition linked issues post-function to the Approve transition of the Story workflow.

  • Select Issue Link Type as is Parent of.

  • Select the Delayed execution option and select 10 sec from the Delay drop-down.

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

The transition can be specified by name so that the transition can be found regardless of each linked issue's actual workflow, or by ID if disambiguation is required.

Note that you can use this function to transition:

  • The parent issue of a sub-task by using the built-in is Subtask of link type and vice versa using the is Parent of link type

  • The Epic of an issue by using the built-in belongs to Epic link type and vice-versa using the is Epic of link type

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