Workflow state and Subtasks


Is there a way I can stop showing a state in issue workflow, if there are no subtasks in the issue.

Please let me know.



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Hi Abraham,

You can use condition "Boolean condition with math, date-time or text-string terms" provided by JIRA Workflow Toolbox using the following configuration:

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Boolean expression is:

count(subtasks()) > 0

Best regards,


Not out of the box. The statuses available on the workflow button are always dependent on the transitions available for your issue's current status.

If you like, you can hide the Workflow button itself by putting some code (a javascript in the page) by checking an issue's sub-tasks but I'm highly against javascripts.

Alternatively you can use ScriptRunner to make a condition for your transition which checks for the presence/absence of subtasks. 

A builtin script is here which shows how to check all subtasks are complete before allowing a transition to take place.


Hello Fidel

count(subtasks()) > 0 

condition worked for me.

Also is there a way I can say do not show transition if any of my sub tasks are not closed.

Please let me know.

Hi Modha,

Yes, you can implement that condition using the following boolean expression:

count(subtasks()) = count(filterByStatus(subtasks(), "Closed, Done"))

That expression is only satisfied when all the subtasks are in statuses "Closed" or "Done".


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