It's not the same without you

Join the community to find out what other Atlassian users are discussing, debating and creating.

Atlassian Community Hero Image Collage

Workflow Post Function question

Good morning,

I have already in place a post function from my workflow to create a subtask when a specific transition occurs.

I am wondering if there is a way to add a popup for user to confirm if subtack creation is needed or not.  Obviously treatment would need to match user answer.

Can you help?

Thanks, Sylvain

1 answer

1 accepted

1 vote
Answer accepted

Probably not, post-functions happen after the transition has already completed and no user interaction is possible.

A convoluted way of achieving this would be to have two transitions, one "Do xxx with subtasks" and the other "Do xxx without subtasks". You could even have another field "Create subtasks?" that would control which transition to enable, using workflow/transition Conditions.

Another way might be to have a "Create subtasks?" (NULL/Yes/No) field that is required in a validation. A user can not exit without setting a value. Then use scripting in the post-function to create the subtasks if answer is Yes.

Thanks Sten for the quick answer,

I very much like your suggestion of adding "Create subtasks?" (NULL/Yes/No) field and will test it today for sure!

Thanks again , Sylvain

Nic Brough Community Leader Feb 13, 2017

I'd like to +lots both Sten's suggestion of a transition field to ask the user if they want to create the sub-task, and your response to it.  It works very well. 

Even when the question isn't about the sub-tasks directly - for example, asking the user "does this need to go to the security team?".  They say yes, and a sub-task is created for the security team to deal with.

There is one extra little thing to think about - the "Create subtask" field will stay on the issue.  Consider setting a post-function up to clear it on the same transition, so that the user doesn't create data that might confuse later.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Posted in Jira Core

How to manage many similar workflows?

I have multiple projects that use variations of the same base workflow. The variations depend on the requirements of the project or issue type. The variations mostly come in the form of new statuses ...

1,085 views 7 0
Join discussion

Community Events

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find an event

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.

Host an event

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events

Events near you