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Transition post-function for a Sub-Task

We have a requirement where a sub-task of current issue should be transitioned. If a new sub-task is opened in the current issue with same EmpID, we want to close/transition the existing sub-task with same EmpID. We tried few JMWE post-funtions with no luck. We currently have JMWE, JSU and Project automation available. Any help with this issue will be highly appreciated.

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Hi @Sadath Ali Syed 

you can achieve this using JMWE. On the Create transition of your sub-task workflow, you should add a Transition Related Issues post-function, configured as follows:

  • Transition(s): the Close transition to trigger on the other sub-task
  • Target Issue(s): "Issues returned by the following Groovy script:"
  • Groovy Script:
issue.parentObject?.subTaskObjects?.findAll{issue != it && it.get("EmpID") == issue.get("EmpID")}

Hello @Sadath Ali Syed 

What is "EmpID"? Is that a custom field? If so, what type of field is it?

I think it might be possible to do this with Automation, but to work out the details I need to know what EmpID is.

@Trudy Claspill EmpID is a custom field of type 'Text Field (single line)'

What type of data is entered in the field? Are spaces or non-alphanumeric characters ever included?

What version of Jira are you using and what version of Automation?

I work with Jira Cloud. I might be able to work out a solution in Automation there, but that doesn't guarantee that the same functionality would be supported on Jira Server Automation

EmpIDs entered are alpha-numeric. Most of them enters it as abc123. However, few enter them as abc 123 (with space). We dont have validators/restrictions in place. Our Jira version is 8.13 server. Version of Automation for Jira is 7.3.3.

How sophisticated do you expect the EmpID matching to be? Would you try to implement something that would consider "abc123" and "abc 123" to be a match? You might want to consider adding some validation to that field so that you are more likely to get conclusive matches.

@Trudy Claspill - Thanks for your time. The solution David provided worked out for us.

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