This post-function is obsolete. While you may continue using this post function, which will not be removed from JMWE, we recommend you use the more powerful Transition issue(s) instead for new automations.
To add the 'Transition parent issue' post-function to a transition :
Click Edit for the workflow that has the transition you wish to add the post-function on.
In the Workflow Designer, select the transition.
Click on Post Functions in the properties panel.
Click on Addpost function.
Select Transition parent issue from the list of post-functions.
Click on Addto add the post-function on the transition.
Specify transition(s) either in the table or as a result of the calculated Nunjucks template. See below for more information.
Click on Add to add the post-function to the transition.
When you add this post-function to a transition and trigger the transition on an issue, the add-on will transition its parent issue using the specified transition, assuming it is valid for the parent issue's current status and available to the current or selected 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
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 specified in this field will be the author of the transition triggered by the post-function.
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 subtask.
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 Resolution to Fixed, you can specify Fixed 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.
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.