How to auto close parent issue when linked issues are closed

Hi ,


Is there any way to Auto Close parent issue when linked issues are closed?




3 answers

Hi Vijay,

you could use the JIRA Misc Workflow Utilities from Market Place (paid) - as far as I know is there an option "Transition Parent Issue".

Or - if you want script yourself - you could install Script Runner from Market Place (free) and execute that script in your workflow on transition close.



Thanks Mario,  JIRA Misc Workflow Utilities works well for Sub-tasks, however i need similar functionality for linked issues like "related to" , "duplicated by" .

  • Vijay 


Hi Vijay, please give us an example of what you mean with parent and linked issues. Are the "linked" issues subtasks of the "parent" one? Cheers, Mario

You can add a conditioned Transition issues post function (Create on Transition for JIRA) on the close event that would run a jql query. You would need to be able to determine what issue needed to be closed and construct the query so that it would would determine when all the linked issues are in the correct state. 

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