Close Parent issue only if the child issues are closed

Hi,

How do you prevent a parent issue (Mostly of type Story) from closing if it has got any child issue (of type: Sub-task, Bug or task etc) associated with it. I know of a plugin (JIRA Workflow Toolbox) which lets me do that but I do not want to use it for obvious reasons . Is there any way this can be achieved without using any plug-in.

Can any one help on this?

Thanks,
Hitesh 

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There is a built in condition for "prevent this transition if any subtasks are in <list of> status".  Try that one.

Thanks Nic, but this condition is only for sub-tasks. There could be issues of other type as well which are not being taken care of by this condition.

I think you've misread it - it's for all sub-task types.  Doesn't matter what they're called.

I think Hitesh means that you can link an issue using the "is parent of" and "is child of" links without them being sub-task types.

Then they're not sub-tasks.  Those are link types that are not off-the-shelf, so they've been added by an admin, and they're frankly meaningless because they don't define sub-tasks.  They are links, and they do define a relationship, but it's not parent/child, it's parent/parent with a misleading name.

I'm fully aware of all of that, the question of how to check the status of linked issues is still perfectly valid in general I think. I've found another question that deals with this quite nicely: https://answers.atlassian.com/questions/159524

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