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How can we make story points mandatory before an issue moves from one workflow status to another?

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Is it possible to automate a rule in Jira where story points must be added before any issue (task, subtask, bug) is moved from one workflow status to another?

For example, given task A is 'in progress' and does not have any story points assigned to it. When I attempt to change its status to 'in test' then it asks for me to add story points.

 

I hope this makes sense.

Many thanks.

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Jack Brickey Community Leader Feb 10, 2021

Automation is more like a "post function" as it happens after the transition not before. So you need to build this restriction into the workflow. You could do this using a Validator in the workflow. You can use one of the below whichever meets your needs and then choose Story Points.

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Edit the desired transition from your workflow configuration screen

Each transition can have conditions or validators, as well as postfunctions. The first two are the relevant points for this matter.

  • with a condition: the transition button won't even be visible until the condition is met.
  • with a validator: you can click the button but unless the validation conditions are met the transition won't execute.

I'm not sure right now if "story points" is a parameter you can use to define either of those parameters in jira "right out of the box" (you might) but I'm positive you can find some plugins / apps in the marketplace to extend workflow edition capabilities in case you need it.

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