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When transitioning an issue, how can you get the target status

francis Marketplace Partner Jan 11, 2013

I need this information to write a workflow postfunction.
The issue status itself has not been updated yet.
(a workaround is to move the postfunction after the
'Set issue status to the linked status of the destination workflow step.')

Is there some property somewhere - associated to an action - which details out what the target status is - or target step ?

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In the transientVars is the action ID.

From the workflowDescriptor you get an Action object using the action ID, then you have the destination step:

def stepId = action.getUnconditionalResult()?.step

francis Marketplace Partner Jan 16, 2013

Works perfectly - as always.

Thanks Jamie.

action.getUnconditionalResult() doesn't always return the destination step/status info.  I've seen it where the transition is to say "Review" and it returns status name of "Done"

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francis Marketplace Partner Jan 11, 2013

After some digging ...

List<ChangeItemBean> cibs = (List<ChangeItemBean>) transitionVars.get("changeItems");

String targetStatusName = null;
    	// find the destiny transitionname
    	for (ChangeItemBean cib:cibs) {
    		if (cib.getField().equals("status") && cib.getFieldType().equals("jira")) {
    			targetStatusName = cib.getToString();
    	if (targetStatusName == null) {
    		log.error("Transition without know target status");
    		return null;

Mostly you need to use WorkflowService, do a getWorkflow evaluate the steps -, java.lang.String)

Looks complicated. But can you explain what are you trying to achieve by getting the status name?

francis Marketplace Partner Jan 11, 2013

We are working on a new plugin, where the actions on the future status are required.
I did some digging and found some solution.


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