Use cases for conditions

This section has use cases that help you understand the usage of the Conditions provided by JMWE.

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Build-your-own (scripted) Condition

This condition can be used to hide/show a transition based on a Jira expression

Sample use cases:

Only the Reporter of the issue should be able to close the service ticket. 

  • Add the Build-your-own (scripted) condition to the Close issue transition.

  • Write this content in the Jira expression

    1 user == issue.reporter

Hide the transition from the current user if he is not in the Approvers field

  • Add the Build-your-own (scripted) condition to the transition you wish to hide

  • Write this content in the Jira expression.

    1 !! issue.customfield_10002 && issue.customfield_10002.some(it => it == user)

    Replace the custom field id with the id of the Approvers field in your instance

 Block a specific transition when the Time to resolution is breached.

  • Add the Build-your-own (scripted) condition to the transition you wish to hide

  • Write this content in the Jira expression.

    1 !! issue.customfield_10102 && (!issue.customfield_10102.ongoingCycle || !issue.customfield_10102.ongoingCycle.breached)

    where customfield_10101 is the id of the Time to resolution field.

 Prevent the users from "Return/Exchange" on the purchase order after 15 days from the item delivery date

  • Add the Build-your-own (scripted) condition to the transition "Return/Exchange"

  • Write this content in the Jira expression.

  • 1 new Date().minusDays(15) < issue.created

 Enable the "Start Progress" only on issues in the current sprint

  • Add the Build-your-own (scripted) validator to the Start Progress transition.

  • Name the validator as “Check Sprint”

  • Write the following script in Jira expression field

    1 !!issue.sprint && issue.sprint.state == "active"

 Ensure at least one pdf file is attached before the issue can be transitioned

  • Add the Build-your-own (scripted) validator to the Start Progress transition.

  • Name the validator as “Check attachments”

  • Write the following script in Jira expression field

    1 issue.attachments.filter(attachment => attachment.mimeType == 'application/pdf').length > 0

 Show transition “Reject” only for users of the “Management” project role and “jira-administrators” group

  • Add the Build-your-own (scripted) validator to the Reject transition.

  • Name the validator as “Current user Project Role and Group”

  • Write the following script in Jira expression field

    1 user.getProjectRoles(issue.project).some(pr => pr.name == "Management") || user.groups.includes("jira-administrators")

Current Status Condition

This condition can be used to hide/show a particular transition from the list of available workflow actions, based on the current status of the issue. 

Sample use cases:

Disable a global transition from certain statuses

  • Add the Current status condition to the transition.

  • Select the statuses from which the Global transition should be enabled from the Current Status field.

 Block issue transition from current status to itself

  • Add the Current status condition to all the transitions of the workflow, the issue follows.

  • On each condition select all the status(es) from the Current Status field except the destination status of the current transition

 Block transition to 'On Hold' status when the issue is in 'Closed' status

  • Add the Current status condition to the transition "On Hold".

  • Select all the status(es) applicable to the current issue, except the 'On Hold' status.

Linked Issues Condition

This condition can be used to hide/show a particular transition from the list of available transitions, based on the issue's linked issues. 

Sample use cases:

 Hide the transition "Triage" until at least one assigned subtask is available for the issue

  • Add the Linked Issue condition to the "Triage" transition.

  • Select the issue link type is Parent Of from the Issue Link Type field.

  • Select the issue type as Sub-task

  • Select the option "At least one linked issue must satisfy the condition below"

  • Input the Jira expression:

    1 linkedIssue.assignee !=null
  • Add the Linked Issue condition to the "Start Progress" transition.

  • Select the issue link type is blocked by from the Issue Link Type field.

  • Select the option "Every linked issue must satisfy the condition below"

  • Input the Jira expression:

    1 false

 For a parent of issue type “Story” hide the In Progress transition until all its subtasks are in “In Progress”

  • Add the Linked Issue condition to the "Start Progress" transition of the workflow.

  • Select the issue link type is Parent Of from the Issue Link Type field.

  • Select the option "Every linked issue must satisfy the condition below"

  • Input the Jira expression:

    1 issue.issueType.name != "Story" || linkedIssue.status.name == "In Progress"

Linked Issues Status Condition

This condition can be used to hide/show a particular transition from the list of available transitions, based on the status of the issue's linked issues. 

Sample use cases:

 Hide the "Close" transition of the Epic until all its Stories are closed.

  • Add the Linked Issue Status condition to the Close transition.

  • Select is Epic of as the Issue Link

  • Select the "Closed" status from Statuses

 Prevent the user from resolving the ticket, if there are any unresolved bugs associated to it.

  • Add the Linked Issue Status condition to the Resolve transition.

  • Select is blocked by as the Issue Link Type

  • Select Bug as the Issue Type

  • Select the "Resolved" status from Statuses