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Automation for Jira: Transition to previous state

Hi Atlassian,


While AUT-47  is still not yet solved, may we ask for clarification on the workaround below especially on what is meant by "Transition action" below.  I tried to look at the action "Transition Issue"  but i don't think the workaround is referring to that.  Thank you


You could use a rule like this:

  • Trigger: Field value changed with status
  • Edit issue and set the 'Previous status' field to  {{fieldChange.from}}

Then you could transition to {{issue.Previous status}} using the 'Transition action'.



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Hi @Sinio, Paul Andrew ,

In Transition issue is it possible to put smart value.

Screenshot 2021-04-12 at 15.15.43.png

Is this what you are looking for?

Regards, Marco

Thank you, @Marco Brundel!  I didn't know you can type smart values there

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This works really well as a means to support transitioning to previous status.  However, when you make the custom field, do NOT use "Number" as the type.  It will convert your status ID from 3 to 3.0, and it wont work.  Using a text field works however.

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