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DEPRECATED

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

A workflow post-function that creates a comment on all issues linked to the current issue through a selected link type. The text of the comment to be created can be any simple text or a text with Nunjucks annotations.

To add 'Comment 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 Comment linked issues from the list of post-functions.

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

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

  8. Input a comment in the Comment field.
    To input issue or linked issue or transition or current user information in the Comment field see, How to insert information using Nunjucks annotations.

  9. Select the options provided to add the required parameters.

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

Here are a few Use cases for this post-function.

When you add this post-function to a transition and trigger the transition, the add-on picks the value entered in the Comment field and adds it as a comment on all the issues linked to the current issue through the selected link type. The Comment to be created can be any simple text, e.g. This is a comment. You can also use Nunjucks annotations to insert issue, linked issue, transition and current user information into the comment text, using the 'issue', 'linkedIssue', 'transition' and 'currentUser' variables, respectively. To find out more about these 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 Restrict to Project Role drop-down, 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.

Run As

  • Run as current user: The current user will be the author of the comment created on the linked issues by the post-function. 

  • Run as add-on user: The add-on user will be the author of the comment created on the linked issues by the post-function. 

  • Run as this user: Any user selected in this field will be the author of the comment created on the linked issues by the post-function. 

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.

 Steps
  • 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.

 Steps
  • 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.

Note that you can use this function to comment 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

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

  • Parent of the portfolio hierarchy by using the belongs to Initiative link type and vice-versa using the is Initiative of link type


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