Logic to not create sub-tasks in a transiton if the sub-tasks are already created

Hi, in my workflow, there are multiple statuses going to On Hold.

  • "On hold" status can only be reached from New or Preparation and Analysis state. 

    Note - "Send for analysis" is the transition between New or Preparation and Analysis state as well as On Hold to Preparation and Analysis

  • On “send for analysis” transition from On hold status to Preparation and Analysis status, a new logic is required to not create sub-tasks if the sub-tasks are already created.

How can this be achieved?


Thank you!

 

 

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How are you creating the new sub-tasks?  If it's a post-function to create them, I'm afraid you'll probably have to replace it with something more clever - something that executes a search for existing sub-tasks before it creates anything.

Hi.

I reused transition containing the post function that creates the subtasks while moving from On Hold to Preparation and Analysis.While doing so, the subtasks are getting created twice. I would like to know if there could be a condition passed on as while creating the subtask to check if there is an existing subtask already.

Thank you.

 

 

Same answer - you'll need to replace those post-functions with others with more code in them, code that can detect the existing sub-tasks and exit before creating the duplicates.

Or duplicate the transition and have one that has conditions saying "only if no subtasks exist" and the other one with a condition of "subtasks must exist".  Again, you'll need a bit of code for them

I am kind of stuck at this place. Could you guide me on what code has to be used to carry it out? 

I am using the following code but the sub tasks aren't getting created.

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.issuetype.IssueType
 
if (issue.issueTypeObject.name == 'iType') { 
    IssueType issueType = ComponentAccessor.getConstantsManager().getIssueTypeObject("5"); //Since my subtask is Sub-Task
        for(subTask in issue.getSubTaskObjects()) {
            if(subTask.getIssueTypeObject().equals(issueType)) {
                return false;
           }
        } 
    return true;
}

You're comparing strings in the if statement, so it should be

if ("iType".equals(issue.issueTypeObject.name) )

 

Rest of it looks ok at a glance.

try to add 2 transitions for On Hold to Preparation and Analysis having mutually exclusive conditions based on sub-tasks count.

this way user will see only one of the two transitions.


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