How to restrict users from changing the status of issues with fields

I want to be able to stop moving an issue along a workflow if they haven't performed certain actions on it. I intended on creating a custom field check list, and the issue wouldn't be able to change status until all boxes were checked. Is there a way to do this/is there a different way I could do this?

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Alexey Matveev Community Champion Dec 12, 2017


I think it would be better, if you created a subtask for each option. I mean you do not need the custom field. On the creation of a task you would automatically create subtasks which have to be closed before the main issue could be transitioned to the next status. 

You can achieve this functionality with additional add-on like Adaptivist Script Runner, Power Script etc.

I think it would be a more transparent process. Because you can easily control who must do what and when it was done.

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Hey @Daniel Kendall,

I agree with Alexey that the better way of implementing this restriction is to do so using sub-tasks.

I'd also recommend using the Power Scripts add-on that he mentioned. There's a short video tutorial that walks through a very similar situation as the one you describe.

Here's a slight modification to the sample code used; feel free to customize to your needs:

/*Use this script as a workflow transition validator to allow transition only ifa field in the subtask is populated*/ string [] subtasks = subtasks(key);boolean hasInput = false;
string errorMsg = "This field is required";
for(string st in subtasks) {    if(isNotNull(%st%.fruit)) {        hasInput = true;    }}
if(hasInput(customfield_1234) == false) {

    return false, customfield_1234, errorMsg;

Hope this helps!



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