All sub-tasks must have one of the following statuses to allow parent issue transitions

I am trying to use the default JIRA conditions so that a story cannot be transitioned to 'in progress' unless *at least one* task is in progress. however i have the impression the default condition "All sub-tasks must have one of the following statuses to allow parent issue transitions" means that *all* tasks must meet that criteria, which is stupid, as you will never have all tasks in the same status, and you do not want for example to artificially drag all your tasks to 'in progress' when you're only working on one.

am i misunderstanding something? thanks

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You are understanding it correctly. It's not a condition that says "one or more sub-tasks must have a status", it really does mean "all the sub tasks must be in the status listed"

It's not stupid - it's just aimed at a different use-case from from what you want. (For example, I don't want to let a story be closed unless all the sub-tasks are closed, resolved, or written-off)

ok thanks, i take it then i would need an additional plugin to write an 'at least one' condition?

I think so - I've not seen a condition that does that yet, although it's worth a look in the marketplace to see if anyone has already written it.

Bear in mind that you can't install addons in OnDemand though.

Indeed :( I used to use JIRA Workflow Toolbox with another company and really liked it, but now I am on Demand here i feel a bit exposed. thanks for your help!

Conditioned Workflow Functions for JIRA's Conditioned validator would be able to handle the query and conditioning for this use case, but only for download right now. OnDemand support is a ways off - vote for CW-18.

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