Change Status of Linked Task when the task linked to it Changes

Richard Hancox May 22, 2024

Hi All,

 

What little hair I have left I am gradually tearing out!  I hope you can help please.

 

I have linked tasks in Jira.

I want an automation that will change the status of the next linked task to "In Progress" once the previous task it is linked to changes to a status of "Done/Closed".

 

My automation so far recognises the status done closed. - so tick :-)

 

Now I want ot ensure that it only changes the status of the linked task.  The easiest way I thought was to put an if summary in that checks the summary text for specific words.

 

Then it will only transition the matches issue to the "In Progress" status.

 

Firstly...... is this possible

and

secondly...... please can someone share some words of wisdom that can assist.

 

Thankyou

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Richard Hancox May 22, 2024

Hi, I gace your suggested solution a try and converted it into my instance and still doesnt seem to be working.  I have screenshotted what I have setup.  Can aybody see the problem?

 

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Kalyan Sattaluri
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May 22, 2024

Hello @Richard Hancox 

Yes it seems dooable. 

Once your rule triggers, you can branch on "linked issues" and check for issue type / summary text, and if so, transition to "In Progress".

You can add additional clauses, can restrict to certain link types etc. Please see screenshot for sample. Please modify accordingly. Hope it helps. Share screenshot of your rule/audit log if stuck.  Thanks!

 

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Richard Hancox May 22, 2024

Thankyou so much, I will give it a try and feedback to you.  This will make a huge difference to the management of smaller projects.

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May 22, 2024

@Richard Hancox 

Its hard to tell what may be failing.

Please share screenshot of your audit log showing results.

Also, instead of Summary "EQUALS".. change that to "CONTAINS" and give a partial string.

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