Add field value to parent

A workflow post-function that adds the value(s) of a selected multi-valued field to the same field of the issue's parent issue. 

To add the 'Add field value to parent issue' post-function to a transition:

  1. Click Edit for the workflow that has the transition you wish to configure 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 Add field value to parent issue from the list of post-functions.
  6. Click on Add to add the post-function on the transition.
  7. Select a field from the Field drop-down.
  8. Click on Add to add the post-function to the transition.

When you add this post-function to a transition and trigger the transition, the add-on adds the value(s) of the selected multi-valued field to the same field of the issue's parent issue.

Conditional execution

Input a Groovy expression that returns true if the post-function should run. For more information see Conditional execution using Groovy expression

Error Handling

By default, all errors (Java Exceptions) raised by this post-function, including those raised by custom Groovy scripts, will be logged in the JIRA log file but will not be reported to the user and will not prevent the transition from completing. However, when designing new workflows or troubleshooting them, it is more convenient to be notified immediately of any such error during the execution of the transition. For example on the production Jira instances you might want to show errors only for the post-function(s) being worked on, in order to avoid disrupting other workflows. To make errors raised by the current post-function prevent the transition from completing and show the error in the browser, select Make transition fail when an error occurs in this post-function.

If you want to show all the errors, either only to the admins or to all users, configure the option globally on the JMWE configuration page. For example, on development and staging Jira instances, you can activate error reporting for all JMWE post-functions, to display all the errors and it is recommended to do so, and on production Jira instances you might want to activate error reporting only to administrators so that they can be made aware of configuration errors.