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Run rule only if issue doesn't have linked issues? Edited

I need to use Jira Automation and run a rule, but only on issues that do not yet have "depends on" links.

I tried various combinations of the settings for Condition, and looked for some systematic documentation on this, to no avail.

Can the following (which doesn't work) be tweaked so as to only run the rules on issues that do not yet have any "depends on" link?


Or should something completely different be done?

Any help would be much appreciated (pointers to any kind of clear and systematic documentation, etc.)!

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Hi @lebigot 

You note that the condition "doesn't work".  What exactly is happening?  And, for a case where you expect the rule to work, please post an image of the audit log details.  Thanks!

Best regards,


Thanks for the followup.

The condition works as if it didn't exist.

The Audit indeed reads:

Related issue condition:

The following issues passed:


The goal is that issues with linked issues should instead block (so that I don't create new linked issues).

I have had limited success for such tests with the related issues condition unless I explicitly stated the JQL.  

So you could try that with related issues, or use LookupIssues with JQL and check the return count greater than zero.  The JQL would be something like:

project = myProject
AND (issueLinkType NOT IN ("depends on")
OR issueLinkType IS EMPTY)
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