At times when inputting an issue into JIRA the issue has already been put into progress in actuallity, but when putting it into JIRA it defaults to Open. I am aware that I can create a wokflow where the default status is not Open, but is it possible to change the status of an issue from the Create Issue Screen via a custom field or something along those lines? Or even just haveing the option to put the issue into the 'In Progress' state from the Create Issue Screen?
Although I have never tried it (what you want to accomplish) you could take a closer look at Jamie's script runner:
The script-runner has a built-in script to fast-track issues based on conditions:
I'm not sure if it work at issue creation but you might want to give it a try.
loads of discussions happend about auto transition on this forum, just seach
some useful tricks are here
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