Preventing Issues advancing to Done if sub-task not complete Edited

Ed Green I'm New Here Dec 08, 2017

How do you prevent an Issue advancing to Done if the sub-task isn't Done? Note that I've also made the sub-task a blocker of the main Issue.

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Hi @Ed Green,

I think the workflow-condition "Sub-Task Blocking Condition" is there out of the box.

Add this condition to the workflow steps, which are leading to the status "Done".

If there are open subtasks then, you won't see the closing transition of the parent issue.

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Alexey Matveev Community Champion Dec 08, 2017


You can not make it out of the box. You would need an addon. For example, if you have Adaptivist ScriptRunner, then you can use "All sub-tasks must be resolved" condition. You can read more here

Hey @Ed Green,

One other option for doing this is to use the Power Scripts add-on.

Here's a step-by-step guide on how to prevent an issue from closing unless all sub-tasks are closed.

Hope this helps!


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