Transition issue


To add the 'Transition 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 Transition issue 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 transitions Groovy script. See below for more information. 

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


When you add this post-function to a transition and trigger it, the add-on will trigger the first transition encountered, applicable to the current issue and specified workflow if any.

The only reason you might want to specify more than one transition is if the post-function is added to a "global auto-transition", which can lead to any status. In that case, a different transition can be triggered depending on the current status of the issue.


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 Groovy script that returns transition name(s) or id(s) and optionally the workflow name. To specify a workflow name, write a Groovy script that returns the transition name or ID along with the workflow name separated by @@. Eg: "Done@@HR workflow". To return multiple transitions, write a Groovy script that returns a collection of transition names or IDs. Eg: ["Done","44@@Employee workflow"]

Transition screen

If the triggered transition uses a transition screen you might want (or even 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 constant or Groovy templateYou can set the field to a constant value that can optionally include the result of a Groovy template. For example: 

      • To set the Fix Version/s to 2.0, you can specify 2.0 in the value box. 

      • To set the Description of the issue, you can specify This bug has been raised by <%=issue.get("reporter").getName()%> with <%=issue.get("priority").getName()%> priority. Act accordingly. in the value box.

    • Set field value from Groovy Expression: You can set the field to the result of a Groovy expression. For example: To set the Assignee to the Reporter of the issue, you can specify issue.get("reporter") in the value box.

Note that you cannot set fields that do not appear on the transition screen.

Likewise, you might also want to provide a comment during that transition:

  • Comment type: The text of the comment can either be a

    • Text or Groovy templateA fixed text that can include a Groovy template markup that can be used as the comment body. For example, The issue will be resolved on or before <%= issue.duedate%> by <%issue.assignee%>.

    • Groovy Expression: A Groovy expression whose return value (of type String) will be used as the comment body. For example, issue.get("description") will add the description of the issue to the issue as a comment.

  • Comment text: Text that will be used as the comment body, which can either be a fixed text or the result of a Groovy expression or the result of a Groovy template.

  • 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.

Run as

  • Run as user

Any user specified in this field will be the author of the transition. Leave it blank for the current user to be the author.

Conditional execution

To execute this post-function based on the result of a groovy expression see Conditional execution/validation using a 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. On development and staging Jira instances, you can activate error reporting for all JMWE post-functions on the JMWE configuration page, and it is recommended to do so. But on 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.